Nielsen Racing arrives at Le Mans

After a mixed third round in Paul Ricard for the team, Nielsen Racing will be looking to build on a season-best result for the #10 of Rob Hodes and Garett Grist as the Le Mans Cup returns to France a third time this year for the championship’s blue riband event: Road To Le Mans. Bringing silverware back to base is the focus for Nielsen’s #7 pairing of Colin Noble and Tony Wells.

For the first time ever, the team will also enter the main event of the weekend: the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020 – the team’s reward for claiming champion status from their 2019/20 Asian Le Mans campaign.

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Garett Grist, driver in the #10 Duqueine M30-D08

“We think I had the best [lap time] average in the last race, which is awesome! I like racing in the wet but I don’t like racing in THAT much rain, but I guess it’s good practice for what could be at Le Mans. Overall, the car was good in Paul Ricard and Rob did a really good job, the team did a good job – but Rob especially was good! Making him stay out on the slicks in the pouring rain was a big turning point for the race. It was massive for our strategy! With the times he was able to run we would have lost more coming in to pit him for two laps. Rob did a really good job, so hopefully that boosted his confidence ahead of the next races.”

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Colin Noble, driver in the #7 Duqueine M30-D08

“I’m really looking forward to going back to Road to Le Mans and building on a podium we acheved last year, is the Le Mans Cup race you look forward to all year!”

About The 24 Hours of Le Mans

2020 will be the first time we race the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it won’t be Nielsen’s first race in the 24-hour circuit.

Circuit de la Sarthe, France13.626 km /8.467 mi

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be held behind closed doors. The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be shown live in Eurosport, available through Sky Sports and Prime. The Road to Le Mans qualifying and support races will be live on YouTube, Facebook and the Le Mans Cup website.

Nielsen’s 2020 racing calendar

   18/9 Road to Le Mans R4LMC
   19/9 88th 24 Heures Du Mans
   27/9 Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-OhioR5IMSA
 10/10 Monza Round R5LMC
 11/10 4H Monza R4ELMS
 17/10 Petit Le Mans R6IMSA
   1/11 Portimão RoundR6LMC
   1/11 4H PortimãoR5ELMS
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