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Fernando Rees

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Fernando Rees

Fernando Rees (born: January 4, 1985 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian racecar driver. He started his career in motor racing back in 1993 at age 8, and has recently competed in the most celebrated international racing championships. Rees currently has over 15 years of racing experience and is known as a quick driver capable of competing well in today’s advanced race cars. Le Mans Series 2010, 1000 km de spa, photo : V-IMAGES.com/Fabre In 2009, Fernando signed once again with the Barazi-Epsilon team in the LMP2 class of the Le Mans Series. For this season, Barazi-Epsilon decided to run a two-drivers team, with Rees and Juan Barazi. But soon ater the second race of the championship, in Spa-Francorchamps, the team announced its retirement from the 2009 Le Mans Series championship because of financial problems.  Fernando was left without a team to race for the remaining season of 2009. Rees3In 2010 Fernando returned to Larbre Compétition in the Le Mans Series, the same team with which he won the Interlagos round of the championship in 2007 – at that time, driving an Aston Martin DBR9. In 2010, after wins in the opening event at Paul Ricard, at the Algarve, and Hungaroring, and a fourth place in Spa-Francorchamps, Larbre Compétition secured the Team’s Championship with its Saleen S7-R in the GT1 category.  Fernando went on to win his third race in the 2010 championship at Silverstone, in the closure of the season. Larbre Compétition also won the 2010 edition of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. 800px-Rees2003After a brief hiatus in 2011, it became known that Fernando signed with Larbre Compétition for the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012. Fernando will drive the Corvette in the GT-Am category, replacing Pedro Lamy after the initial round of the championship at Sebring.

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