Williams F1 book Aitken ready to make LMP2 debut at Le Mans
Aitken, who is racing P2 in the 2022 European Le Mans Series with TF Sport-run Team Turkey, has been entered in the #47 Algarve Pro Racing ORECA-Gibson 07 on the full Le Mans entry list published. friday.
He has revealed to Motorsport that a deal for him to drive the car alongside Sophia Florsch and John Falb in the double-point round of the World Endurance Championship on June 11-12 is under discussion and could be done. from next week.
“It happened quite quickly and we expect everything to continue, but we still have to cross the ts and point the easts,” he said.
Algarve Pro Racing at Le Mans 2021
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The likely deal follows Aitken’s test with APR late last year.
“I did the test last year and it went pretty well, but things didn’t line up for the whole season,” explained Aitken, who enters his ELMS campaign for TF with two attacks on the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and the ADAC GT. Masters with the Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini team.
“I wasn’t really watching Le Mans this year, because it’s the start of my LMP2 career and the teams want experienced drivers.
“But the opportunity has presented itself and I’m really excited about it: Le Mans has been on my to-do list since I started racing and if that happens I’ll be extremely happy to have racing back to normal. its splendor and glory with a good crowd this year.
Tristan Vautier joins ARC Bratislava
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Winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring and former IndyCar driver, Tristan Vautier should make his debut at Le Mans in the ORECA LMP2 of the ARC Bratislava team.
The Frenchman is entered in the car alongside Miroslav Konopka and former Formula 2 driver Bent Viscaal, who is racing for APR in the ELMS this year.
Daniel Serra and Davide Rigon have been confirmed as third drivers of the two factory Ferrari 488 GTE Evos driven by the AF Corse team.
Serra renews the partnership with James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi that won him GTE Pro class honors in 2019, while Rigon returns to the race after missing last year’s edition due to injuries suffered during the round of the GTWCE 24 Hours of Spa.
Come Ledogar, who took class honors last year with Calado and Pier Guidi, will drive a Ferrari GTE Am for the Inception/Garage 59 team.
Former CART driver Jan Heylen is well on his way to making his Le Mans debut: the Dutch driver is entered in one of the Dempsey Proton GTE Am Porsche 911 RSRs with Patrick Lindsey and Fred Poordad.
Porsche factory driver Julien Andlauer has been named in the Proton-run WeatherTech Racing GTE Am 911 RSR with Gianluca Giraudi as Cooper MacNeil’s teammates.
Meanwhile, Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac’s IMSA star Renger van der Zande will join the JMW Motorsport team in GTE Am, sharing the British team’s #66 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo with Mark Kvamme and Jason Hart.
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IMSA star Renger van der Zande (left) will join JMW Motorsport’s Ferrari in GTE Am
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