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McMurry Completes Greaves Lineup for Silverstone

16-year-old Matt McMurry to make ELMS debut in Greaves Zytek-Nissan…

Photo: Gary Parravani/xynamic.com

Photo: Gary Parravani/xynamic.com

Matt McMurry is set to make his European Le Mans Series race debut, having been confirmed Tuesday as the third driver in Greaves Motorsport’s Zytek Z11SN Nissan for next weekend’s Four Hours of Silverstone.

The 16-year-old Arizona native, who was recently named a Dyson development driver, will join Tom Kimber-Smith and Chris Dyson in the LMP2 contender, which is one of 39 cars entered for the season-opening round.

“I feel well prepared to take on the next challenge,” McMurry said.  “Dyson Racing, Greaves Motorsport and everyone involved have taken me under their wings, shared their knowledge and have given me a lot of seat time.

“I couldn’t be more appreciative and honored to join the team at Silverstone, and I look forward to rewarding everyone with everything I’ve got.”

McMurry has been on the fast track to prototype racing over the last 60 days, having completed a test in the British squad’s Zytek-Nissan at Carolina MotorSports Park last month, prior to joining Kimber-Smith and Dyson at the official ELMS test at Paul Ricard last week.

“Matt had two very good days at Paul Ricard,” Dyson said. “Paul Ricard is a daunting and technical track that is quite physical. He showed maturity and the same aptitude that he displayed during his first test at Carolina MotorSports Park.

“At Paul Ricard, for the first time this season, we were able to measure the car against the top runners in the series. We left confident that the car is very good in all conditions, which will translate well at Silverstone, Matt’s first race in the European Le Mans Series.”

Kimber-Smith and Dyson are confirmed to contest the entire five-round ELMS season in the No. 41 Caterham-liveried LMP2 entry, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where McMurry is expected to join them in his bid to become the youngest driver to start the 24-hour endurance classic.

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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