There will no doubt be a youth movement in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, particularly in the LMP2 class. (En Français)
On the heels of 16-year-old Matt McMurry and 18-year-old Alessandro Latif confirmed drives with Greaves Motorsport has come Leo Roussel, another teenager, who is set to get his first crack in the 24-hour endurance classic.
Pegasus Racing announced Thursday the addition of the 18-year-old Frenchman, who will share the team’s Morgan-Nissan with Julien Julien Schell and Nicolas Leutwiler.
Roussel, who replaces the previously confirmed Stephane Raffin, has been a front-runner in the French VdeV series, having claimed a win, two poles and two fastest race laps since his debut last year.
“I could not ask for more,” Roussel said. “The team is very solid and the chassis-engine package is currently at the top. My job will be to learn and get better in the car. I’m here to gain the experience and support of my teammates.”
The bright blue-liveried Pegasus Morgan-Nissan is one of 19 LMP2 cars entered for the June 14-15 race.