Former Ferrari Challenge champion and ALMS Prototype Challenge driver Tom Papadopoulos is set to join Johnny Mowlem in the No. 88 BAR1 Motorsports PC race car as its Silver driver through the remainder of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
Despite sitting out last season, Papadopoulos brings a wealth of experience, both as a team owner and a driver. In addition, Tom has direct experience of the Oreca FLM09, having contested several races in the PC class with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports several years ago.
“I’m delighted to be back racing again.” said Papadopoulos. “The timing is right and it will be good to dust the helmet off and get back out on the track competitively. The tracks we will race at are fantastic, true driver circuits, so I’m very much looking forward to that.”
Alongside Papadopoulos in the role of BAR1’s Pro-driver, will be reigning European Le Mans Series champion Johnny Mowlem.
“I am delighted to join a great team like BAR1 Motorsports,” added Mowlem. “I’m even more delighted to be driving with Tom as my co-driver. He is a fantastic team-mate and driver. We always have a lot of fun together and hopefully we can have success together as well!”
BAR1 Motorsport team owner Brian Alder is very pleased to complete these driver signings.
“We are excited to welcome Tom to the team,” he said. “He comes highly recommended as a Silver driver. We look forward to working with him over the final races and in particular at the final round at Petit Le Mans.”