Special Motorsports Project - Da Costa Joins Project Libra At Laguna Seca


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GARYSBURG, May 8, 2012: Project Libra announced today that Duarte Félix da Costa from Cascais, Portugal will join Andrew Prendeville and Rusty Mitchell behind the wheel of its Radical Ford in Saturday’s 6-hour American Le Mans Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, Calif.

“We are pleased to introduce another new driver to the series,” said Ian Dawson, owner of the team that competes in the LMP2 class. “Duarte tested with Andrew back in 2010 at our base at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research [NCCAR]. He is an accomplished GT driver. This will be his first race in the United States.”

“It will be a new experience for me, as I always raced in GTs and touring cars in Europe, but I am confident that I will get used to the car quickly,” said da Costa, 26. “In the past I raced single-seaters, and this will be useful for me as I adapt to the Radical. I would like to thank Project Libra for this opportunity.”

Da Costa finished third in the Blancpain Endurance Series Pro-Am last year. In addition to driving he is also a TV commentator for Eurosport.

The race will be shown on ESPN2 beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Live streaming will start on ESPN3 at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Qualifications will also be carried live on ESPN3 at 7:40 p.m. Friday. All times are Eastern.

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