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Rob Huff, Sam Bird Join Starworks For 2014

WTCC champion Rob Huff, GP2 star Sam Bird among additions at Starworks…

Photo: GM

Photo: GM

Starworks Motorsport announced Monday the addition of Rob Huff and Sam Bird to its driver lineup for the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Huff, the 2012 FIA WTCC champion, will compete in select rounds of the inaugural TUDOR Championship season, while GP2 standout Bird will join the team for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds.

Both drivers will be in the Florida-based team’s Prototype Challenge program, with two cars entered for the entire 10-round championship.

“I’ve been following Rob’s racing, especially since he beat Ryan [Dalziel] to the prestigious BRDC Gold Star award in 2012!” team owner Peter Baron said. “He is a proven winner, a World Champion no less, so to have him with us in 2014 is great news.

“I also love to bring new talent to USA sportscar racing and am eager to share our passion for it at Starworks. We’re excited to welcome Rob to the team at the ‘Roar’ this week – he joins at an exciting time; the start of the new united series and a new era of sportscar racing in America.”

Huff, who who recently won the Thunderhill 25 Hours, added: “It’s really exciting to be joining Starworks Motorsport for its 2014 TUDOR USCC campaign and I believe prototype sportscars will compliment my full-time efforts in the FIA WTCC perfectly.”

A number of additional drivers are expected to drive Starworks’ two PC entries at this weekend’s Roar Before the 24, including Alex Popow, Isaac Tutumlu, Martin Fuentes, Mirco Schultiz, Renger van der Zande and Eric Lux.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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