Tom Dillmann to switch to French Porsche Carrera Cup in 2014
Following two promissing first outings at the wheel of the new Porsche 991 GT3 Cup, Tom Dillmann and team RMS reached an agreement to compete the french Porsche Carrera Cup in 2014.
This move will be a new step in Tom Dillmann’s carreer, as the young frenchman switches to GT racing after ten years in single seaters races, including the last two years in GP2 championship. After he lost his GP2 seat following the death of Russian Time’s team principal Igor Mazepa, Tom Dillmann changes direction in order to prepare his future as a professional driver.
« The first tests aboard the Porsche went quite well, said Tom. At the Castellet, we suffered some technical issues which prevented us from driving as much as we would have liked, but we were still competitive. At Le Mans, we had a trouble free test session and we were able to match the top drivers. That was only testing, and it could be different during the races, but it’s still positive and it brings confidence for the upcoming races ».
« After ten years of single seaters, it was pretty clear that my future was uncertain. After my title in german Formula 3 in 2010, win, pole and several podiums in GP2, I’m happy with my achievements in those years, but I also understood that it was impossible for me to reach Formula 1. My goal is to make a professional carreer and I believe that adding the experience in the Porsche is a good opportunity in order to move later to prototypes, or GT , where numerous constructors are involved ».
« Our aim this year in the Porsche Carrera Cup France will be to bring the team up and to fight for wins. The competition will be tough, with a lot of experienced drivers. But I am confident in our possibilities. »