Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mann Set To Test With Sam Schmidt Motorsports

After her Panther Racing Firstone Indy Lights team was shut down fallowing the 2009 season, Pippa Mann didn't know what next season had in store. Less than 2 weeks after the season finale, Pippa is set to test for Sam Schmidt Motorsports at Kentucky on Thursday with fellow Brit and brother of Justin, Stefan Wilson.

Just a day after the FIL Finale Pippa's teammate at Panther, Martin Plowman was signed by the 2009 Champs, AFS/AGR. Pippa is expected to annonuce her 2010 plans in the next couple months.

"The only Firestone Indy Lights car I have driven up until now has been the #16 Panther Racing car, so it will be extremely interesting for me to test with another team. The chance to do so with an outfit as highly regarded as Sam Schmidt Motorsports is a great opportunity for me, and I’m really looking forward to getting onto the track. Although we’re still undecided on plans for next year, this gives me a positive feeling about what we’re trying to achieve." -Pippa Mann

"I have had the opportunity recently to speak with Pippa at length about her goals and ambitions in motorsports and was extremely impressed with her drive, determination, and focus to be successful. She has a very disciplined and technical approach, and we are very much looking forward to testing with her." -Sam Schmidt


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