Pipo Derani to make his Endurance Racing debut with Murphy Prototypes

in the European Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard‏

Pipo Derani will make his Endurance Racing debut with Murphy Prototypes in the European Le Mans Series at Paul RicardDublin, Ireland - Wednesday 3rd September 2014: Young Brazilian Driver Pipo Derani, 20, will make his debut in Prototype racing on September 14th at round four of the 2014 European Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard in France. Pipo will drive the Murphy Prototypes ORECA-Nissan 03R, having conducted a successful test in late August, at Snetterton in the UK.

"I am very happy with this chance to meet a new category and I would like to thank Greg (Murphy) and Hertz Car Sales, sponsor of the team for this opportunity," said Derani.

"Pipo did a great job at Snetterton. He was quick and is at a good age, mature, and can have a bright future in Sportscars," said Greg Murphy, Team Principal of Murphy Prototypes. "He will be with us at Paul Ricard and I hope he can continue with us for Estoril (in October) and in 2015," he added.

"There is a possibility to continue next year, but initially I'm thinking only in this first step," said the young Brazilian driver, who has won British Formula 3 races and has several podiums under his belt, added to his podium in the traditional Macau Formula 3 GP last year.