Cornish racing driver joins 360 Racing for the 2023 Le Mans Cup Series

The 2022 360 Racing Le Mans Series Car

Tommy Foster and 360 Racing are delighted to announce a partnership that will see the 20-year-old Cornishman compete in each and every round of the eagerly-anticipated 2023 Michelin Le Mans Cup Series. 

The former English and British karting champion, who hails from Newquay, has serious pedigree having won his very first professional race in the competition when debuting at Barcelona in April 2021.

Tommy Foster and his co-driver celebrate their Le Mans Series win in Barcelona

Now an FIA Gold Ranked Driver, Tommy competed in four events that maiden campaign and went on to secure two more top six positions for the RLR Msport team (fourth at Paul Ricard and sixth at Portimao).

A further trip to the rostrum followed in 2022, with Foster helping RLR Msport to a third place finish at Paul Ricard in one of two Michelin Le Mans Cup outings that alongside more success, this time in the Praga Cup, which culminated in a race win at Oulton Park.

He now gears up for a move to 360 Racing who, since 2006, have shown a commitment to engineering discipline, world-class talent and continuous innovation that has seen the team reach podium after podium, including three European Radical Championship wins.

The team will have two cars running in this year’s Michelin Le Mans Series, which will feature five two-hour races plus two one-hour Road to Le Mans events at Circuit de la Sarthe in June. The latter are in support of the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race, which will mark its centennial year in 2023. 

“I am really excited to be back racing in the Le Mans Cup,” said Tommy Foster. “It will be a fresh challenge with a new team and a new co-driver but I am ready to get stuck in.”

Mark Owen, Race Team Manager at 360 Racing, added: “We are super excited to welcome Tommy into the team and really looking forward to getting out on the track at Barcelona in April.”

Tommy, who is to continue his sustainable journey in conjunction with Plant One and keep his racing footprint carbon neutral, will travel to 360 headquarters near the home of British motor racing, Silverstone, early next month to meet the rest of the team and undergo a seat fitting. 

The 2023 Michelin Le Mans Series commences soon after, with official testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on April 18 followed by the first round, at the same track, on April 22.

The calendar then takes in stops at Imola (May 6), Circuit de la Sarthe (June 8-9), Paul Ricard (July 15) and Spa-Francorchamps (September 23) before concluding at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao on October 22.