After only one season together, Eddie has announced that he is to leave 3Cubed and join forces with Marc Laukam for the 2009 Premier Endurance Championship. The move comes off the back of a difficult season where the team failed to meet expectations and struggled in the mid-field for much of the year.
“I’m delighted to be teaming up with Marc for next year. LF Racing did a fantastic job this year and I think between us we can continue to move forward. We’ve spoken quite a lot over the course of the year and we get on really well. He is a great bloke as well as being a very quick driver so I’m confident we will form a strong team.”
Premier Sprint driver Chris Bell and fellow Lightweight Sprint front runner Lee Kemp are likely to be filling in the third slot between them during the course of the season; a line-up Eddie believes will propel the team into the realms of the front runners.
Despite the difficulties this year, Eddie insisted that the split with 3Cubed was amicable and there would be no hard feelings.
“I’m obviously sorry to be leaving 3Cubed. We are all good friends and I wish them all the best for next season. It is a shame that we didn’t get the results we hoped for but I’m sure they will be stronger next year. It’s just I’ve got an opportunity to move up the pecking order that is too good to pass on. I don’t want to get a reputation for being a ruthless driver who jumps ship when the going gets tough because I’m usually very loyal but I’ve got to put my best interests first and I think this is the right move.”
After the recent announcement from Ian Wilson that he is to retire and start overseeing his son Elliot’s racing career, Eddie said he would be sad to see his former team mate go.
“We’ve been team mates since 2003 in two different teams and we’ve enjoyed a lot of success and had a good laugh over those six years so I will be sad to see him go – it won’t quite be the same without him. I’m sure he has made the right decision and I’m sure we’ll be keeping in touch.”