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Mike Parisy and Andreas Zuber To Crew Second SLR McLaren

Sébastien Loeb Racing has confirmed that Mike Parisy and Andreas Zuber will crew their second McLaren MP4-12c entered in the FIA GT Series alongside the car already announced as being crewed by Sébastien Loeb and Alvaro Parente.

“After a season in the French GT championship, the team will be discovering GT racing on the international level. To take on this challenge, we formed solid driving squads,” explains Dominique Heintz, team manager.

“The drivers come from different backgrounds: Sébastien comes from rallying, Alvaro and Andreas have more of a history in single-seaters, while Mike is more a GT man. This diversity will be beneficial for everyone. Our second duo has all the qualities to shine: Mike and Andreas have already proven their level of performance and their consistency. We are uniting top speed and GT experience.”

Mike Parisy was champion in Formula France (2004) and Runner Up in the French Porsche Carrera Cup in 2008.  He became French GT3 champion in 2009 and was twice on the  podium in the European GT3 championship (2010 and 2011).  He won his first FIA World GT championship race last year.”

“It’s a great pleasure to join Sébastien Loeb Racing.  On the technical side, the team has given itself all the opportunity to realise its ambitions, to go as high as possible, as quickly as possible. This corresponds exactly to my philosophy. In addition, we are similar in our sporting approach. The goal is clear in my eyes, the first step of the podium with the team. I already know Andreas.  He’s a quick and reliable driver. We will gel as a pair and I have no doubts that we will quickly be up to speed. I had the chance to drive the McLaren at the 24 Hours of Spa and it was a good feeling. A top team, a top car and a top teammate : everything is set !”

Already teammate to Parisy in the last World GT round in 2012 at Portimao, Andreas Zuber will partner him for the entire 2013 FIA GT Series season. After climbing the single-seater ladder, including two GP2 victories, the 29 year old Austrian driver found success in GT in 2010. He has since completed two full seasons in World GT.

“To defend the Sébastien Loeb Racing colours is an honour. It is an excellent team, with a very good car.

“The McLaren MP4-12C, which I drove at the 24 Hours of Dubai, is certainly the best GT3 car I’ve driven. As for Mike, I know him already, he’s very quick and we get along well. We have a solid package which will allow us to fight for the championship. We will aim to gain as many points for the team as possible.”