Wednesday, Jun 12 08:28pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Nick Cassidy joins HubAuto Corsa for 24 Hours of Spa

Three-time New Zealand Grand Prix winner Nick Cassidy will join HubAuto Corsa in this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa.


Cassidy is a full-time driver for TOM’S Racing in Japan’s leading championships; the Autobacs SUPER GT Series and SUPER FORMULA.


It’ll be the first time Cassidy has raced in the 24-hour epic, though it’s not his firs time at the circuit having race in the now defunct FIA European Formula 3 Championship.


Cassidy will join Brazilian driver Daniel Serra and Australian sports car specialist Nick Foster in the team’s Ferrari 488 GT3.


It’s the second major endurance outing for Cassidy this year having also competed in the Rolex 24 At Daytona with Lexus RC-F GT3 squad AIM Vasser Sullivan.


Supercars Championship competitors Tim Slade and Nick Percat are both unavailable for the race with commitments at home.


“It will feel strange racing without Tim and Miguel at Spa – victory at Laguna Seca was a real team effort and it would have been nice to continue our Intercontinental GT Challenge journey together,” Foster said.


“But we always knew that other commitments would prevent that so the team has been busy putting together strong line-ups for the remaining races. And this is a really strong line-up.


“Nick and I were teammates in the Toyota Racing Series and have stayed in touch since. It’s nice to have that personal connection but what really counts is his professional record in Japan, as well as his outing at the Daytona 24 Hours this year.


“Daniel already has experience of the Ferrari and competed at Spa last season, but it’s his proven capability in whatever he drives that really excites me.”


All three drivers will take part in Spa’s official test days on July 2-3. Intercontinental GT Challenge’s Spa entry list will also be revealed, along with that of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, on the same date.