NIGEL MANSELL, GREG MANSELL AND LAWRENCE TOMLINSON SET FOR LMS
BRDC Vice President Nigel Mansell will team up with son Greg and Lawrence Tomlinson for the Le Mans Series finale at Silverstone next month.
The former Formula 1 World Champion will race a Ginetta Zytek GZ09S LMP1 in the 1000km of Silverstone on the weekend of 11-13 September.
He said: “It’s going to be very special for me to be racing again at Silverstone where I’ve had some of my most memorable wins. I’m delighted that Lawrence has given us the opportunity to compete in the Ginetta-Zytek car and having tested it today at Snetterton, I’ve no doubt its going to be an incredible weekend.”
Greg, a BRDC Rising Star, moves into the Le Mans Series having started his season in the World Series by Renault Formula Renault 3.5
The 21-year-old said following the announcement: “I’m very excited to be making my LMP1 debut and to be racing at Silverstone alongside my father and Lawrence. It’s a phenomenal track to compete at and to be racing in the championship finale is going to make it all the more special.”
Ginetta Chairman and BRDC Full Member Lawrence is experienced behind the wheel of the GZ09S having competed in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours and Spa 1000km and was the 2006 GT2 class Le Mans winner.
Lawrence added: “It’s quite simply an honour to have an icon of Nigel’s pedigree compete in the Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 car. I’m delighted that Greg is joining the team and with two Mansells on board, I’m confident we can expect a very competitive race!”