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Tambay Set to Lead Eurointernational LMP2 Effort

Eurointernational confirms ex-DTM driver Tambay for its planned Ligier LMP2 effort at Le Mans…

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Former Audi DTM driver Adrien Tambay is set to lead Eurointernational’s lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 28-year-old Frenchman has been confirmed in the American-flagged team’s expected Ligier JS P217 Gibson, according to team principal Antonio Ferrari.

Tambay, who will be making his Le Mans debut, made two starts in an Inter Europol Competition-run Ligier LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series last year, with a best finish of 12th at Silverstone.

He also has prior GT3 and GT4 experience and is coming off a season of GT4 France competition in a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport with Cool Racing.

Ferrari told Endurance-Info that Matthieu Vaxivière and Harrison Newey could complete the LMP2 lineup, although it has yet to be finalized.

Multimatic-contracted driver Newey has been announced as one of Eurointernational’s drivers for the upcoming ELMS season in LMP3.

The Italian team secured the auto invite courtesy of winning the 2019 LMP3 title, which was upheld in a final appeal by Inter Europol last week in the FIA Court of Appeals.

Eurointernational is set to provide technical assistance to a second LMP2 entry at Le Mans, with Rick Ware Racing having already locked up an invite courtesy of clinching the Asian Le Mans Series LMP2-Am class title last weekend in Sepang.

The NASCAR team, which is largely operated by Ferrari’s squad in Asia, has yet to decide on its chassis although it could elect to utilize the Riley Mk. 30 Gibson it had planned to use in the Rolex 24 at Daytona prior to its withdrawal.

Cody Ware, son of team owner Rick, is so far the only confirmed driver for RWR’s effort.

Rick Ware told Sportscar365 last month that it could also opt for a Ligier, although that came prior to the team’s withdrawal from LMP2 competition in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Ware had also said at the time that his team was planning to take up Eurointernational’s Le Mans invite to create a two-car RWR operation.

David Bristol contributed to this report

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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