Richard Mille formed the all-women LMP2 team in the Le Mans 24 Hours

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Although the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race may be postponed until later this year, the new swiss Richard Mille team has actually gone live this weekend.

In just two decades, Richard Mille and his namesake brand have taken root in motorsport. From sponsorships, not one but three, F1 teams-Alfa Romeo, McLaren and Haas (read more here)-Indy came with RM ambassadors Scott Dixon and Simon Peccino. The brand is also very active in endurance racing, which is natural because Mr. Miller was the chairman of the FIA ​​Endurance Committee.

Participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
For the first time, Richard Mille Racing Team will win the all-female LMP2 entry in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. From September 19th to 20th, the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be the midpoint of the 2020 ELMS Championship, which will be held on July 9th at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, France.

Although it is still a few months away from the Le Mans 24 Hours, this weekend (June 13-14), the team is entering the virtual circuit through the virtual Le Mans 24 Hours. In the COVID era, virtual racing has become a good way to distract from the news cycle. In addition, with the technical partnership with Signatech, the team will be fully prepared to enter the virtual track.

In actual and virtual competitions, Richard Mille’s LMP2 ORECA 07-Gibson car will be composed of Katherine Legge, Tatiana Calderon and Sofia · Driving by Sophia Floersch. The team joining the virtual competition will be Australian Emily Jones, an acclaimed SimRacer.

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At the Zoom press conference, Richard Mille’s customer marketing director Amanda Mille said: “We are really excited! Finally, we managed to create an excellent racing team. The best driver of the FIA ​​Women’s Motorsports Committee, the best The technical staff and the best support, everyone is with us, we are happy and trust this team.” luxury watches men

Michèle Mouton, chairman of the International Automobile League Women’s Sports Committee, added: “We work closely with the WEC (World Endurance Championship) to elevate women in motorsport from the grassroots to the top. Our common goal is to bring women to women Mang’s podium and launched this project in 2018 to find the best drivers.”

Talk to the racer
At the press conference, I had the opportunity to participate in the Q&A session with the three drivers of the team. From the 19-year-old Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch to the outstanding Katherine Legge (captain of the Richard Mille LMP2 racing team), this dynamic line-up of drivers is full.

Legge said of her participation: “I am very proud to be part of this team. I am very grateful to Amanda and the FIA ​​for integrating them. Race. We There has never been a competent device at this level, now for the first time, we have all the tools we need to succeed, and I think we will have a fantastic season. I am happy to return to Le Castellet to represent this amazing Brand Development.” vintage watches

Alfa Romeo Formula One test driver Tatiana Calderon added: “It’s a dream for any Le Mans driver, so although we will actually do it this weekend At this point, but I can’t wait. I did Daytona with Catherine (2019) (24 hours of Daytona), so I was very excited. I also work with Signatech in Formula 3, and their professional ethics leave me with I was deeply impressed. I am glad that I finally have the tools we have been fighting for.”

Floersch concluded: “I am very happy to be part of this team. In 2018, we conducted a FIA test on 15 women in Spain. I stayed there for two days, and I never expected to have this opportunity after 1.5 years. For racing drivers, Le Mans is a dream come true, but LMP2 is incredible. The virtual competition this weekend will be completely different. But for our team spirit and cooperation with engineers, this is true thing.”

Virtually beat the track
Richard Mille (Richard Mille replica) racing team LMP2 ORECA racing car is a 600-horsepower prototype-level endurance racing car, with performance and agility on both physical and virtual tracks. I am personally happy to see this all-female team dominate in Le Mans.