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Pamela Anderson appointed team principal of GT team

ESPN Staff
August 13, 2013
Pamela Anderson will become team principal of Race Alliance by Pamela Anderson © Press Association

Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has been appointed team principal of a new FIA GT racing team called Race Alliance by Pamela Anderson.

The new team will field ex-F1 driver Tonio Luizzi and Niki Lauda's son Mathias in a Ferrari 458 Italia in the final three races of the FIA GT championship this year. Anderson had been roped in to a failed attempt by the same team to enter an Aston Martin in the European Le Mans Series under the Downforce1 by Pamela Anderson name last year, but is hoping the new venture will be more successful.

According to Autosport.com the team has its sights set on NASCAR and a spokesman told the website the outfit has no qualms about trading off the TV star's name.

"We want to make Race Alliance a recognisable name and have looked for the best drivers possible," he said. "The plan is to contest the full FIA GT Series next year, as well as the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and then look to NASCAR after that."

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