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Lemeret Joins Kaspersky Motorsport for Paul Ricard

Stephane Lemeret joins Kaspersky Motorsport for Paul Ricard…

Photo: Kaspersky Motorsport

Photo: Kaspersky Motorsport

Kaspersky Motorsport will take to the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with a different lineup in its Ferrari F458 Italia GT3.

Alexander Moiseev will continue in the No. 49 Kaspersky-sponsored Ferrari run by AF Corse, but will be joined by Stephane Lemeret, who replaces both Riccardo Ragazzi and Garry Kondakov in the Am class lineup.

Last week, the team completed a one day test at the Nurburgring, in preparation for the Paul Ricard endurance round that serves as practice for the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

“I am delighted to welcome Stephane to the Kaspersky Motorsport team,” said Moiseev, driver and Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Europe.

“His performance has been impressive so far and he is talented and a professional racing driver.

“We have a great balance of speed, experience and desire to be very competitive in this year’s championship in [the] Am category.”

“I am super happy to be joining Kaspersky Motorsport team in the Blancpain Endurance Series this season,” added Lemeret. “I welcome the challenge and if we could come away with a podium at Paul Ricard, that would be great.

“My team-mates gives me a lot of confidence entering the program this year and it’s a great opportunity to be racing in such a fantastic and competitive series.”

Kondakov will still race with Kaspersky Motorsport but in the Blancpain GT Sports Club.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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