Nasr to race alongside Cullen and Jarvis for Risi Competizione at 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Risi Competizione have confirmed Felipe Nasr will race alongside Ryan Cullen and Oliver Jarvis at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The trio will race for the Houston-based professional racing team in the 89th running of the iconic race at the Circuit de La Sarthe scheduled for August 21-22.
The team have also announced the same driver line-up would also compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) 6 Hours of Monza race at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on July 19.
For Cullen this will be the third year in a row he has raced at Le Mans, and he told the Weston Mercury in March of his relief at being called up again.
The 30-year-old has also raced at the European Le Mans Series in 2018, 2019, and 2020. He was also the 2019 winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona LMP2 class for Oreca 07.
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“It’s great, not many people have actually won Daytona 24 hour and my main aim is to win the Le Mans 24 hour because they are the two big 24 hour races so it’s good to get one of them ticked off,” said Cullen.
“My aim in my career is to win as much as I can and getting the opportunity to try and win again is great after such a hard year with Covid. It was quite a hard year not knowing what was going on but I still get the opportunities by teams which is great.
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“People want to have their trust in me with their car to get the result for them and myself and it’s nice to say that I’m already a 24 hour winner but I would like to say I’m a 24 hour Le Mans winner too.
“It’s quite physical as well and because it’s in France you can get really hot weather and severe downpours so it all depends on setting the car up and just managing the car for 24 hours is what makes it so special.
“Finishing the race as well is an achievement by itself for the team and the drivers but to try and win it is the main aim and from what we’ve got we have a very good chance of winning or at least getting a decent result.
“That’s the main thing, to make sure the car finishes and get the best result possible and I can’t see ourselves not being out at the front to be honest.”