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All-Female Crew Linked to LMP2 Project

Floersch, Legge and Calderon linked to potential LMP2 program after trying out Oreca in Bahrain…

Photo: Sophia Floersch

A new all-female LMP2 entry could join the European Le Mans Series next year, with Endurance-info reporting that Sophia Floersch, Katherine Legge and Tatiana Calderon are linked to the potential project.

The three drivers traveled to Bahrain International Circuit to attend a test with a Michelin-shod Oreca 07 Gibson (above) earlier this week.

19-year-old Floersch contested the Formula Regional European series this year, following her recovery from a dramatic high-speed crash at last year’s Macau Grand Prix.

The German driver fractured her spine in the airborne accident but made a full comeback and took part in this year’s edition of the event with the HWA Racelab team.

Legge and Calderon, meanwhile, will share a Lamborghini Huaracan GT3 Evo in next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with Christina Nielsen and Bia Figueiredo.

Legge will represent the GEAR Racing Lamborghini team as one of its full-season drivers while Calderon’s endurance debut at Daytona is currently slated as a one-off appearance.

Should a program come together, it would mark the second consecutive season in which an all-female lineup has contested the ELMS.

Kessel Racing entered the series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year with an all-female Ferrari GTE crew composed of Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting and Manuela Gostner that was supported by the FIA’s Women in Motorsport initiative.

An all-female LMP2 effort co-ordinated by Jackie Heinricher and Meyer Shank Racing that featured Legge in the driver lineup was also in the works for Le Mans but did not receive an entry.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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