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.