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Senna Joins RLR MSport LMP2 Program

RLR MSport signs Bruno Senna for 2019 European Le Mans Series LMP2 graduation…

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RLR MSport has confirmed that Bruno Senna and John Farano will drive for the team in its first year with the Oreca 07 Gibson in the European Le Mans Series.

2017 FIA World Endurance LMP2 champion Senna will spearhead the British team’s return to the LMP2 class after eight years away.

The 35-year-old Brazilian will drive for RLR in all ELMS rounds except the 4 Hours of Silverstone, where he will concentrate on the WEC season-opener being held at the British circuit on the same weekend.

“It’s very exciting to take on this new challenge and to be joining the European Le Mans Series’ highly competitive LMP2 field with RLR MSport,” said Senna.

“The team has had great success in the past, most recently winning the ELMS LMP3 teams’ and drivers’ titles, and I’m sure the LMP2 step will be another successful one.

“Our experiences combined should make us a strong contender for the races and I’m really looking forward to kicking things off.”

Canadian Farano, meanwhile, continues with RLR after helping it secure the European LMP3 title last year alongside Job van Uitert and Rob Garofall.

“I am super excitedd to be rejoining the RLR MSpor team and to be a part of  its return to the LMP2 category in the European Le Mans Series,” said Farano.

“I am also extremely happy to welcome Bruno Senna to the RLR MSport family; he will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the team’s success and play a major role as a mentor to me and other drivers to follow.”

A third driver will be named to complete RLR’s LMP2 lineup at a later date.

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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