mercredi 8 février 2017

Christina Nielsen wants to win Le Mans with Ferrari


Christina Nielsen will be competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a second straight year with a Ferrari GTE machine.

In 2016, the talented Dane raced the French endurance classic with Formula Racing at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia. She took a strong sixth place in the GTE-Am class along with co-drivers  Johnny Laursen and Mikkel Mac.

For this year's event, Christina Nielsen will be with another team and a new model, Scuderia Corsa and the Ferrari 488 GTE. The American team will be fielding two cars in the 24-hour event.

The 2016 IMSA GT Daytona champion will be sharing #65 Ferrari with Alessandro Balzan, her regular co-driver in the IMSA series, and Bret Curtis, forming one of the strongest line-ups in the GTE-Am class.

"It will be great to return to Le Mans with Scuderia Corsa. This event is unlike any other, and one that any driver wants to win," Christina Nieslsen said about her return to La Sarthe. 

About her targets at Le Mans and Scuderia Corsa's strength, she added: "Luckily this is the best organization I could be with, and our last year together has been incredible. The professionalism, quality of work, and talent on all levels is unmatched, and now that I’ve already experienced the event, I want to go to win"

Photo: Christina Nielsen / Gary Parravani