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Lammers Completes Team Nederland 24H Le Mans Lineup

Jan Lammers joins Racing Team Nederland for 24th attempt at 24H Le Mans…

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Jan Lammers has been confirmed as Racing Team Nederland’s third and final driver for its second attempt on the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 1988 race winner will enter Le Mans for the 24th time this year, driving the Dutch team’s Dallara P217 Gibson alongside Frits van Eerd and Giedo van der Garde.

He will also take part in the WEC Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in May as preparation for the French endurance classic but will likely be replaced for the rest of the ‘Super Season’.

“Frits and Racing Team Nederland are giving me the chance to do my 24th Le Mans 24 Hours this June, which is really great!” Lammers said.

“To be perfectly prepared, I will also join Frits and Giedo for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in May, the opening round of the world championship.

“Frits owes it to his ambitions to gather the fastest drivers around him. I may still be quick for my age, but if after Le Mans a fast and young successor will be available, I will step back in the interest of the team and the results.

“I may have other opportunities to keep on racing after Le Mans, and of course I will remain closely involved with Racing Team Nederland. I can’t express how grateful I am for being given this chance!”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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  1. Limeglen

    January 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    It’ll be great to Jan back in the saddle at both Spa and Le Mans. He’s been a favorite of mine since I saw him race at the Glen in ’79 and ’80.

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