Nielsen to join Ebimotors for third Le Mans start

Nielsen to join Ebimotors for third Le Mans start

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Nielsen to join Ebimotors for third Le Mans start

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Two-time IMSA WeatherTech GTD champion Christina Nielsen will make her third Le Mans 24 Hours start this June, joining current Le Mans Cup GT3 champion-winning team Ebimotors for the historic race.

With the Italian outfit, which will contest the full European Le Mans Series season in GTE, she will drive a new Porsche 911 RSR in the GTE Am class, with Italian veteran Fabio Babini expected to be named the third driver.

“I’m super happy to go back to Le Mans,” said Nielsen, who became the first female Danish driver to compete at Le Mans in 2016.

“It’s one of those races that a driver dreams about doing at least once in their lifetime. Being able to say, at the age of 26, that I’m going to my third Le Mans is definitely pretty amazing. I’m excited to compete with the mid-engine Porsche, that’s a first for me and definitely one of the biggest wishes that will come true.

“Ebimotors is the team that my past [Scuderia Corsa] co-driver, Alessandro Balzan used to drive for, and he has spoken very highly of them. I’m excited to work with them. Everyone on the team has been super sweet and has welcomed me with open arms, so I look forward to getting to know them better.”

Team manager Enrico Borghi added: “I’m very happy to have Christina with us at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The opportunity to be part of this incredible event is a great honor. Christina is young but already well experienced. The added value of this partnership is represented by the fact that Christina is also one of the Porsche Selected Drivers for 2018.”

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