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Vanthoor Completes Racing Team Turkey Lineup

BMW factory driver joins Salih Yoluc, Tom Gamble in LMP2 Pro-Am entry for 24 Hours of Le Mans…

Photo: Daniel Kalisz/BMW

Dries Vanthoor will make his second consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans start in LMP2, having been confirmed in Racing Team Turkey’s effort for the French endurance classic.

The BMW factory driver will join Salih Yoluc and Tom Gamble at the wheel of the No. 923 Oreca 07 Gibson, taking the place of the team’s usual pilot Louis Deletraz, who will be on duty for his FIA World Endurance Championship squad Team WRT.

Vanthoor, who scored GTE-Pro class pole in the 2021 race, made his Le Mans LMP2 debut with WRT last year, in a one-0ff third entry fielded by the Belgian team.

“I am happy to be back at Le Mans again this year to fight for the win in LMP2 with Salih and Tom,” Vanthoor said.

“We think we have a strong lineup and with TF Sport I think we have a good chance to fight for a good result. I would also like to thank BMW for allowing me to participate in this race.”

As previously confirmed, the TF Sport-run entry will compete for Pro-Am subclass honors in at Le Mans.

“This is a very exciting challenge for us, the opportunity to race at Le Mans is extraordinary,” said TF Sport director Tom Ferrier.

“Although it is the first time we will be racing an LMP2, we hope to use some of the knowledge we gained in GTE that brought us so much success at Le Mans.

“Salih has proven time and time again that he is one of the strongest, if not the strongest bronze drivers, and with Dries and Tom I feel we have a great chance to fight for the class win.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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