Tom Kimber-Smith takes Stephane Sarrazin's vacant Starworks drive at Le Mans
|By Matt Beer||Saturday, May 26th 2012, 17:53 GMT|
Tom Kimber-Smith will replace Toyota-bound Stephane Sarrazin in the Starworks line-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Former works Peugeot driver Sarrazin had moved to Starworks when his previous employer closed its sportscar programme at the start of the year, but has now accepted an offer to take the Toyota LMP1 seat left vacant when Hiroaki Ishiura withdrew due to back pain suffered in testing.
Starworks has therefore brought in Kimber-Smith to take Sarrazin's spot alongside Ryan Dalziel and Enzo Potolicchio in its LMP2 class HPD.
Kimber-Smith won last year's LMP2 class title in the Le Mans Series alongside Greaves team-mate Karim Ojjeh, and also won the class at Le Mans.
Although he has continued to race for the squad in what is now the European Le Mans Series, he is not part of its Le Mans 24 Hours line-up.