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WIN Autosport LMP3 Entry Returns for Petit Le Mans

WIN Autosport confirms return of LMP3 entry for season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

WIN Autosport’s LMP3 entry will return for next month’s Motul Petit Le Mans, with two-thirds of a new driver lineup for the No. 83 Duqueine D08 Nissan.

Matt Bell, who competed with the team at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in its maiden LMP3 outing, will be joined by Naveen Rao and Josh Skelton in the car for the ten-hour enduro at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Bell and Rao captured the IMSA Prototype Challenge championship as co-drivers last year.

“This is one of my favorite tracks in the U.S.,” said Bell. “I won here in 2014 in GTD and last year finished 2nd in the LMP2 class so I definitely like this track and want to keep the podium streak going.

“This is an intense track with a big grid, so traffic management is a big part of the event.”

Fellow British driver Skelton, meanwhile, will be making his series debut after competing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.

The 21-year-old got his first taste of Road Atlanta during a test with the team on Tuesday.

“It was brilliant to get a few laps under my belt at Road Atlanta, such an amazing circuit and the WIN Autosport crew were great to work with as well,” he said. “With all of the elevation change and high-speed sections, it is a challenging circuit and it is not very forgiving so you have to be on it all the time.

“I’m excited to make my North American debut at one of the most iconic tracks, in one of the most iconic races in sports cars and I’ve heard the racing in the IMSA Series is top notch so I’m really looking forward to the entire experience.”

WIN will also field its season-long Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 entry for Tristan Nunez, Steven Thomas and Thomas Merrill.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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