British racer Martin Plowman will swap single-seaters for sportscars this season after confirming a switch to the American Le Mans Series with fellow IndyCar converts Conquest.
The 24-year-old - who was a race winner in feeder series Indy Lights and enjoyed a successful top-tier debut with Sam Schmidt Motorsport last year - joins the the Eric Bachelart-owned team in its maiden ALMS campaign. The outfit will field a Judd-powered Morgan LMP2 for Plowman and Danish racer Heinemeier Hansson with a third driver set to join them for the long-distance events.
“I’m really excited to get started with Conquest Endurance at Sebring,” commented Plowman.
“I always have respected the way Eric and Conquest go racing in IndyCar, as he is one of the good guys in this sport.
"This is a great opportunity for me to drive a prototype in the ultra-competitive ALMS. I know that I have a lot to learn about endurance-style racing, but I am calm and ready for the challenge. I’m definitely going to make the most of it,” the Brir added.
Conquest, who have competed in American open-wheel competition for a deacde, look likely to focus soley on sportscar competition in 2012. The team is yet to confirm a driver or engine partner for the coming season.