Dated: July 20, 2009
(July 20, 2009) -- Bryce Miller is en route to Belgium to participate in the world's biggest GT race – the Total 24 Hours of Spa – on July 25 and 26. The race will be his first start on the challenging 7.004-km (4.35-mile) Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. He will co-drive with Porsche Junior Team drivers Marco Holzer of Bobingen, Germany, and Martin Ragginger of Salzburg, Austria, and their teammate Luigi Lucchini of Brescia, Italy.
Their No. 97 Marquis Jet / IPC / Total Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be prepared by Brixia Racing. Racing under the BMS Scuderia Italia banner, the team posted a second-place GT2 finish in les 24 Heures du Mans in June.
"I'm super-excited to race at Spa because of the long history of the circuit, the prestige of the event, and also because of the famous Eau Rouge section and the complexity of the course," Miller said. "I'm really looking forward to driving it. It's very technical – I've been playing it on my video game to get a rhythm of the circuit because it's 4.3 miles. It's not just any other track that has a 24-hour event. It's awesome!
"The team is strong and my co-drivers have good pace, so I think we're well-positioned for a good result with that combination. It will be fun to drive with Marco Holzer again. He and Martin are both talented young factory drivers; they're fast and they bring a youthful energy to the team."
The Total 24 Hours of Spa is scheduled from 4 pm CET (10 am ET) on Saturday, July 25, to 4 pm CET (10 am ET) on Sunday, July 26, on the 7.004-km (4.35-mile) Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps near Liège, Belgium. Live streaming will be available at http://gt1live.tv and timing/scoring at http://www.mstworld.com/timing/livetiming.htm?series=gt.
Bryce Miller races with the support of three international sponsors. Marquis Jet is the recognized leader in private jet cards because it's the only program that offers exclusive access to NetJets – the gold standard in private aviation – 25 hours at a time. IPC Information Systems is a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions to financial services firms. Total Lubricants is the world's fourth-largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company.