LeMans 2017 Rubens Barrichello






Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    Registered
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    around Tampa Florida, Paradise
    Posts
    29,607

    LeMans 2017 Rubens Barrichello



    Barrichello confirmed for Le Mans debut

    Friday, 03 February 2017


    Marshall Pruett / Image by iMS Photo

    Rubens Barrichello will add to his expansive list of motor racing accomplishments by taking part in his first 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Racing Team Netherlands LMP2 team.
    The Formula 1 and IndyCar veteran will partner with Jan Lammers and Fritz van Eerd in a Dallara P217 chassis powered by a spec Gibson V8 engine. The reunion with Lammers, who won Le Mans in 1988 with the TWR Jaguar program, is a welcome one for the Brazilian.


    "I'm very excited and I love to be involved in these situations," Barrichello told RACER. "I never thought of racing at Le Mans, but the invitation came at the right time from my old friend Jan Lammers."
    The two have a special connection that dates back to Barrichello's European racing debut.
    "When Jan had the Team Netherlands Opel Lotus program, he was the first team I tested with in Europe when I was 16," said the 44-year-old who resides in Florida. "I was very happy when I got the call from him, and since America seems to be shy to invite me for races over here, I have to go to Le Mans and see how it is."
    Barrichello spent two days in the yellow Dallara at Sebring in December, and expects to log more testing miles before Le Mans arrives in June.
    "I did a couple days at Sebring for the Dunlop tire test, and I might join them in Spain in March and then there's some more testing we'll do," he added. Given the chance, Barrichello would also like to compete in IMSA to fill out his calendar. His last IMSA start came in 2016 with Wayne Taylor Racing at Daytona where the team finished second overall.
    "I would love for the team to come over here and race, but even if they don't, I would love to race more in IMSA," he said. "I still race in Brazil and race karts with my kids, but IMSA is a series that interests me quite a lot."
    Daytona 500 is coming in February....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08FaKWokdno

    Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
    What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs........... Much more at Bob's Garage!
    http://www.tamparacing.com/forums/bo...ontact-us.html

    Have a great day! bobfixesitup@yahoo.com and 813-839-4281 (24 hrs)

  2. Tampa Racing


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204