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Stephane Kox joins Scuderia Praha for the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000

17 June 2016

Scuderia Praha will enter three drivers for the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000, the fifth round of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series. Stephane Kox will join Jiří Písařík and Matteo Mallucelli on the #34 Ferrari 488 GT3. The Kox name is very familiar with Scuderia Praha, as Peter Kox drove multiple seasons for the team.

Given the length of the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000, the team wanted to expand the driver line-up up to three drivers. After evaluating various possibilities it was the young Dutch who got the chance to test with the team. Her performance over the test confirmed her qualities behind the wheel. The weekend can provide an interesting indirect competition for the Kox family, as Stephane´s father Peter will be driving the #4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8.

Ivo Horn (team principal): “We tested Stéphane over two days at Paul Ricard and she did a very good job, considering limited experience with GT3 cars. She improved within each run, did strong, also set consistent lap times and her feedback was very good. For sure Peter is a great teacher and he’s perfectly able to tell her how to drive. We are happy to give her a debut chance in the Blancpain GT Series and we are confident that she will do the job."