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Martin Brundle Tests United Autosports Ligier JS P3

Martin Brundle tests the Ligier JS P3 ahead of Road to Le Mans race…

Photo: United Autosports

Photo: United Autosports

Martin Brundle took to the wheel of the Ligier JS P3 Nissan on Thursday, in a test with United Autosports at Snetterton Circuit.

The 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans winner will compete with the team in the Road to Le Mans support race, on the morning before the 24 Hours.

Brundle had 158 Formula 1 starts between 1984 and 1996, and currently serves as a commentator for Sky Sports F1 in the UK.

His last start at Le Mans was in 2012, for which he teamed up with Lucas Ordoñez and son Alex Brundle in the Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan.

While he isn’t competing in the main race this year, he will return to La Sarthe, and he is set to join Christian England in the car.

England has won both European Le Mans Series races so far this season, alongside Alex Brundle and Mike Guasch in a United Autosports Ligier.

“We’ve had the perfect day,” said Brundle, after his test at the circuit in Norfolk, England. “It was dry and we managed to get 92 laps in round Snetterton, which is just what I needed.

“I’m feeling in really good condition too. The car was a brand new one so this was meant to be a shakedown for it, but we covered a fair few miles and it ran absolutely faultlessly.

“Alex had told me lots about how the car works, its various characteristics – its good points and areas to work around – he’s obviously had a lot of seat time in it now, but it was good to feel it for myself and understand exactly what he was talking about.

“We’ve had a great day. I wasn’t expecting to cover as many miles as I did but it’s been perfect, we really couldn’t have done any more.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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