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Stevens Rejoins JMW for Remainder of ELMS Season

Will Stevens returns to JMW for final two ELMS rounds…

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Will Stevens is set to return to JMW Motorsport for the remaining two European Le Mans Series round, rejoining the team he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with earlier this season.

After placing runner-up in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup last weekend, Stevens will contest this weekend’s Four Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in the No. 66 JMW Ferrari 488 GTE alongside Jody Fannin and Rob Smith.

It will be his first ELMS race since last year’s Spa round where he drove a WRT-run Ligier JS P2 Judd alongside Laurens and Dries Vanthoor.

“I’m now really looking forward to getting back into the Ferrari with JMW after our successful first race together at Le Mans,” Stevens commented.

“The car was a pleasure to drive there so I can’t wait to have more time back in it at a track I know well. Spa is one of my favourites but especially tough in a GT car.

“JMW are second in the standings but the championship is close so I’ll be trying my hardest to help these guys win it. With two races to go, it’s all to play for so we will be giving it our everything.”

Thirty-five cars will contest the Belgian round this weekend, with championship battles heating up ahead of October’s finale at Portimao.

ENTRY LIST: 4H Spa-Francorchamps

Few other changes to the entry list have been made, although Paul-Loup Chatin will drive the IDEC Sport Racing Ligier JS P217 Gibson, replacing Olivier Pla who will be racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

G-Drive Racing leads United Autosports by 12 points in the LMP2 standings while the Anglo-American team has a similar 12-point lead in LMP3.

TF Sport has a nine-point advantage in GTE, meanwhile, ahead of the JMW Ferrari.

Free Practice gets underway on Friday while the race will start at 12 p.m. local time on Sunday.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. therandomguy

    September 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Sorry did notice an error should it be reading “GTE” not “GT3” as if I recall GTE cars can only be used in ELMS and GT3 can only be used in the Le Mans Cp. If it is a mistake better correct it.

  2. Dave

    September 20, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Why has he bounced around so much this year? Seems like something is not right. Any thoughts John D?

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