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JANUARY 30, 2008

De Ferran launches Honda ALMS team

Gil de Ferran has long enjoyed strong links with Honda, serving for a time as the sporting director of the Honda F1 programme. Now he is to run his own operation in the United States, preparing a fourth Acura sports car for the American Le Mans Series. The car will be campaigned under the de Ferran Motorsports banner, a newly formed team owned by the former Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time CART Champ Car champion.

Gil will also return to driving as one of the team's drivers.

Honda offshoot Acura entered sports car racing last year with cars for Andretti Green Racing, Highcroft Racing and Lowes Fernandez Racing, the first factory motorsports programme in Acuras 20-year history.