etyres Franchise Owner set to race at second round of the European Le Mans Series in Imola

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etyres Franchise Owner Alex Kapadia has been retained by Murphy Prototypes for the next round of the European Le Mans Series at the legendary Imola circuit.

After his highly impressive debut for the team at Silverstone last month, where he set fastest laps and sectors during the race, team owner Greg Murphy has decided to keep Alex in the car for round two of the series.

Murphy commented: “We knew Alex was quick before Silverstone but we did not realise how quick. During the race he was fastest on circuit for the whole of his double stint and was also very professional out of the car. We are very happy to retain him for Imola.”

Kapadia added: “I am very grateful to Greg for giving me another chance in the team. After the puncture at Silverstone dropped us out of contention for the win, it is great to have another shot to help bring the team the win they deserve.”

Talented driver Kapadia, who also plays a key role within etyres as joint Operations Manager, will share the Hertz Car Sales sponsored car with ex F1 co-drivers Karun Chandhok and Rodolfo Gonzalez for the four hour race and is looking forward to teaming up with them again.

“Karun and Rodolfo are obviously extremely quick drivers and we worked well together at Silverstone,” he continued. “I think we have one of the strongest driver line ups in the race.”

The race takes place on the Italian circuit on Sunday 18th May and will be televised live on Motors TV at 12.45pm GMT and also on

Kapadia is well suited to the role of etyres Operations Manager. As a successful etyres Franchise Owner himself, he knows exactly what is involved in the day-to-day running of an etyres branch. Along with his business partner and joint Operations Manager, Oliver Hall, Alex is in charge of the practical section of New Franchise Owner training as well as ensuring all Franchise Owners and fitters are up to date on the latest industry developments and techniques.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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