Christina Nielsen is set for her third 24 Hours of Le Mans appearance, with the two-time and defending IMSA GT Daytona class champion confirmed as part of Ebimotors’ lineup.
The Porsche Selected Driver will join Fabio Babini and a to-be-confirmed third driver in the Italian squad’s GTE-Am class Porsche 911 RSR for the French endurance classic.
It will mark Nielsen’s Porsche debut at Le Mans, after two previous appearances in Ferrari machinery, most recently last year with Scuderia Corsa.
“I’m super happy to go back to Le Mans,” Nielsen said. “It’s one of those races that a driver dreams about doing at least once in their lifetime.
“Being able to say, at the age of 26, that I’m going to my third Le Mans is definitely pretty amazing.
“I’m excited to compete with the current mid-engine Porsche 911 RSR — that’s a first for me and definitely one of the biggest wishes that will come true.”
The Italian team earned its auto-invite to the race courtesy of winning the Michelin Le Mans Cup last year.
“The opportunity to be part of this incredible event is a great honor,” said Ebimotors team manager Enrico Borghi.
“Christina is young but already well experienced. The added value of this partnership is represented by the fact that Christina is also one of the Porsche Selected Drivers for 2018.”
Nielsen added: “Ebimotors is the team that my past [Scuderia Corsa] co-driver, Alessandro Balzan used to drive for, and he has spoken very highly of them.
“I’m excited to work with them. Everyone on the team has been super sweet and has welcomed me with open arms, so I look forward to getting to know them better.”