Zaandam, December 2, 2003
Barron Connor Racing enters Sportscar Racing Arena
In 2004, Barron Connor Racing will enter two Ferrari’s 575 GTC in the Sebring 12
Hours, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the four 1000 KM races that form the new Le Mans
Operating from its superb facilities in Zaandam (near Amsterdam), the team is run by
the 2002 European Ferrari 360 champion and this year’s FIA Sportscar champion
John Bosch (NL), who will share one car with Indianapolis 500 winner and former F1
driver Danny Sullivan (USA).
“The Ferrari 575 GTC is the first GT racing car built by the factory in 30 years”, John
Bosch says. “History is in the making and we are proud and pleased to be part of it.
Ferrari has built a fantastic car and their support is exceptional. We race to win, so
we are aiming high and have put together the team to achieve those goals. Barron
Connor Racing has a highly experienced team of mechanics and engineers, as well
as renowned technical partners. We are talking to numerous drivers to join me and
Danny or to drive the other car. Our official team launch is scheduled for early next
year, prior to the start of our testing program.”
Danny Sullivan says: “I am ecstatic to be given the opportunity to drive a racing Ferrari
in a proper, professional championship. To be working with the Barron Connor
Racing people is a great honour and something I am really looking forward to.”
Founded in 1980, the Dutch Barron Racing team has been victorious in international
racing and rallying for two decades. After success in British Formula Ford, European
Formula 3, Dutch Touring Cars and the European and World Rally Championships,
John Bosch won the 2002 European Ferrari 360 Championship.
The William E. Connor Group is one of the world's largest marketing and product
sourcing companies. Founded in Japan and operating in 22 countries worldwide,
Connor has, for 53 years, championed the notion of open borders and international
discourse. Through its subsidiary, Premier Automotive, Connor has engaged in
partnership with Barron Racing to help bring the magic of sportscar racing's most
exciting events to a global audience.