Anthony Kumpen and Mike Hezemans together again at Corvette Motorsport

For the 2009 racing season, the regular driver pairing of Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin will be split into 2 Corvette Motorsport teams. Bert will be heading to the Belgian squad of SRT while Anthony will stay at PK Carsport to partner with former teammate Mike Hezemans.

“Last year Mike finished second in the championship. We both have a lot of experience with the Corvette, our team knows the car through & through, we are both very fast drivers … It doesn’t need to be said anymore that we don’t just want a podium finish, but that victory is all that matters!" Says Anthony Kumpen

“We both have a lot of experience in FIA GT and the only aim is to win races and go for the championship. I think we really have a good chance, we have a great team, the best car and a very strong driver line up. I think this is the best possibility for me and mike to go for the championship, but we still need some budget."

“The budget is around until after the Spa 24 Hours race, so until the half of the championship. At the moment we are still negotiating with some partners. Hopefully we will be able to announce very soon that we can run the full championship."

Anthony also reflected on his plans in the 2009 Belgian GT:

“The Belgian GT Championship isn’t at the moment possible for me since I haven’t found a good opportunity" says Anthony Kumpen. "That can still change, but driving to drive isn’t something that I plan to do, my record for the most victories and podium finishes in the Belcar (of Belgian GT) I would like to defend in a competitive way, so I still hope that something good will show up in the next couple of weeks. If nothing shows up then I will only start in the 24 u of Zolder. Also here I’m the record holder with 4 victories and would love to add a 5th one."