The Richard Mille Racing Team, in association with the FIA Females in Motorsport Commission, will seemingly be fielding the first-ever all-female line-up in the LMP2 class of the 2020 and 2021 European Le Mans Sequence, marking one other colossal step for high female racers. With a Commission-supported crew already competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the intention of having females no longer easy for honours at the most sensible level, with real racing teams, continues to amass momentum.
“This is an improbable alternative with Richard Mille and his personnel,” stated FIA Females in Motorsport Commission President, Michèle Mouton. “For the outdated few years we gain been focussed on working with our gain FIA commissions, impartial teams and manufacturers to wait on present one of the principal crucial area’s most excellent female racers with alternatives to expose they gain got the abilities to line up alongside basically the most attention-grabbing and fight for the terminate positions. To gain two all-female crews now doing this is sizable growth and testomony to the faith teams, and Richard, justifiably gain in our racers.”
Katherine Legge will spearhead the Richard Mille Racing Team, the Briton bringing a wealth of ride to their two-year ELMS programme. Already a confirmed winner in sports autos and a excellent racer in reasonably a pair of classes, Legge will contest all six rounds at the wheel of the Oreca 07, Gibson-powered racecar speed by Philippe Sinault’s Signatech personnel, the reigning FIA WEC Champion and 2019 winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class.
Colombia’s Tatiana Calderón, currently one in all basically the most attention-grabbing performing females in single-seaters, and younger German Intention 3 sensation, Sophia Flörsch, total the line-up. Each and each Calderón, who’s also field for her first season in the formidable Substantial Intention sequence in Japan, and Flörsch, converse an huge amount of abilities and ride to the personnel as it to birth with focuses on belief the specifics of endurance racing. Future, the intention is to fight for podiums and stable an invitation to the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Richard has a steady belief that discover entry to to our sport for females has its challenges, savor it does for men, nonetheless he has taken concrete circulate with this project and shown belief in Katherine, Tatiana and Sophia,” added Mouton. “I’m able to’t wait to glimpse how the personnel progresses on this incredible hotfoot, which optimistically will expend them to Le Mans and past.”
The 2020 European Le Mans sequence kicks off with pre-season checking out in Barcelona on 30/31 March earlier than the contenders expend on six occasions at some of Europe’s most iconic circuits:
· 4 Hours of Barcelona – 5 April
· 4 Hours of Monza – 10 Can even
· 4 Hours of Le Castellet – 19 July
· 4 Hours of Silverstone – 6 September
· 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps – 20 September
· 4 Hours of Portimão – 18 October