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Stevens, Dries Vanthoor Announced in JMW Ferrari for 24H Le Mans

Will Stevens, Dries Vanthoor join JMW for 24H Le Mans…

Photos: Vision Sport Agency

Photos: Vision Sport Agency

Will Stevens and Dries Vanthoor will join Rob Smith in the JMW Motorsport Ferrari 488 GTE at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month, it was announced on Friday. (En Français)

Both drivers are currently competing with Team WRT in the Blancpain GT Series but will make a switch from Audi to Ferrari machinery for the French endurance classic.

Stevens finished second in the LMP2 class on his Le Mans debut last year with G-Drive Racing, but will be fighting for GTE-Am honors this time. 

Nineteen-year-old Vanthoor, meanwhile, will tackle La Sarthe for the first time.

This comes after the British squad was confirmed to have an upgrade to the current-generation Ferrari 488 GTE from its usual F458 Italia GTE it uses in the European Le Mans Series.

Jody Fannin and Rory Butcher are signed with JMW, alongside Smith, for the ELMS season, although Butcher will be replaced by Jonathan Cocker for this weekend’s Four Hours of Monza.

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. JamieR

    May 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    That is a strong lineup for an AM car.

  2. Luc

    May 12, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Indeed. Sorry that we won’t hear a 458 at LM though

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