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Nielsen Confirmed at MSR for Remaining Endurance Cup Races

Christina Nielsen set for remainder of Michelin Endurance Cup with Meyer Shank Racing…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

After stepping in at the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, Christina Nielsen will return to the No. 57 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo for the remaining IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup rounds; the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen and the Motul Petit Le Mans.

The Silver-rated Dane, who formed part of the all-female driver lineup for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, will again step in for team principal Jackie Heinricher at the wheel of the GT Daytona class contender.

Nielsen will be joined by Bia Figueiredo and full-season driver Katherine Legge for Sebring. 

Nielsen has earned victories at Sebring and Watkins Glen, both in 2016 and has racked up four additional podium finishes at Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans and stood on the Sebring podium three out of the past four years that she has raced there.

“I am excited to be driving with the Heinricher Racing effort and Meyer Shank Racing for the rest of the Michelin Endurance Cup events,” said Nielsen.

“I’ve always known MSR to be a very good team and racing for them only impressed me more with their professional approach to everything, so hopefully we can fight for the (Michelin) Endurance Cup this year.”

Heinricher’s status as a driver in the team remains unclear, although the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America graduate tested in MSR’s Acura at Sebring last month.

“Having Christina join the Heinricher Racing effort for the Michelin Endurance Cup for the remainder of 2019 season is incredibly exciting,” stated Heinricher.

“Christina brings a long list of very accomplished achievements in racing. This further enforces the deep talent of professional drivers involved with the team and my vision.”

Team co-owner Michael Shank added: “It’s great to have Christina back on board with us for the long races.

“She exceeded our expectations with her performance in the Acura at Daytona, and has an incredible record at the rest of the endurance tracks so she will be a great addition.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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