Damian Cudlin will join reigning World Endurance Champions, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) for the opening round of the Endurance World Championship, the Bold’Or 24hour in France later this month.
The experienced Australian will take on the role of 4th rider at the Bold’Or alongside reigning EWC champions Vincent Phillipe, Anthony Delhalle and former teammate Erwan Nigon.
Having recently completed a successful debut test for SERT in France earlier this week, Cudlin is eager to join the strongest and most respected team in the Endurance World Championship.
“I’m thrilled to be joining SERT and I’m thankful for the opportunity. For years SERT have been my biggest rivals on track but they’ve always had my utmost respect and they’ve really set the standard in Endurance racing.” Cudlin explained.
Cudlin’s late inclusion to SERT comes after becoming available when his former BMW Team withdrew from the championship recently.
“I was left in a tough situation with BMW’s withdrawal but I’m looking
forward to getting back to work in my new role at SERT. Obviously, being a 4th rider means I’ll be there as support more than anything else, but I’ll definitely be fit and ready should SERT need me for the race. I hope this gives me the chance to work with them full-time in the future.”
The 2014 Endurance World Championship will kick off at Magny-Cours in France on the 26th/27th of April.