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Brundle to race at Le Mans

Martin Brundle to return to racing action in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours
Former F1 racer Martin Brundle is to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours next season after the announcement that he will share a Greaves Motorsport LMP2 car with son Alex.

The deal to drive the Nissan-powered Zytek car will see Brundle reunited with Nissan after he drove for the team at La Sarthe back in 1997.

Brundle, now a commentator for the BBC's F1 coverage, took victory at Le Mans back in 1990, while the Greaves Motorsport Zytek Nissan took LMP2 honours last season with Karim Ojjeh, Olivier Lombard and Tom Kimber-Smith at the wheel.

“I'm very much looking forward to returning to the Le Mans 24 Hour race with Nissan and the Greaves Motorsport LMP2 team,” Brundle said. “This is an unexpected pleasure, heightened by the fact I will be team-mates with my son.

“I'm eagerly anticipating a very special feeling when handing the car over to Alex during one of the world's greatest motor races. Class victory in front of the fanatical Le Mans spectators is the goal.”

Son Alex meanwhile will drive not only at Le Mans, but in the full Le Mans Series season.

“I loved driving the Le Mans circuit at this year's official test day and a chance to compete in the full Le Mans Series, as well as the Le Mans 24 Hours, along with my single-seater activities in 2012 is brilliant for my career,” he said. “At Le Mans, my father has been on pole position, led many times and been part of the winning team; this can fast-track my learning process.

“My thanks go to Nissan and Greaves Motorsport for creating this important opportunity, which I will seize and maximise.”



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