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Rossiter Leads Taisan Driver Lineup for Le Mans

James Rossiter to join Pierre Ehret and Martin Rich in Taisan Ferrari…

Photo: Rewind Images/Asian LMS

Photo: Rewind Images/Asian LMS

Team Taisan confirmed Friday its driver lineup for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. (En Français)

The Japanese squad, which won last year’s Asian Le Mans Series GTE championship, will enter a Ferrari F458 Italia in the GTE-Am class for James Rossiter, Pierre Ehret and Martin Rich.

Rossiter, who was slated to drive for Ram Racing, replaces the previously nominated Matteo Malucelli as the Gold/Platinum-rated driver in the driving squad.

The 30-year-old Briton, who is contesting a full season of Super GT and Super Formula, will be replaced by Shinji Nakano for the Le Mans Test Day due to his commitments in Japan.

All three drivers have previous Le Mans experience. Rossiter will be making his third start after most recently being part of the Lotus T128 LMP2 squad, while German Ehret is set for his eighth start.

Rich, meanwhile, made his debut at La Sarthe in 2011 in a Lotus Evora GTE car.

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