F1 com­men­ta­tor Brun­dle to race Ligier JS P3 in LMP3 en­duro on Le Mans un­der­card

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For­mer For­mula 1 driver Martin Brun­dle will com­pete in the in­au­gu­ral Le Mans LMP3 race this year, driv­ing a United Au­tosports Ligier JS P3.

The F1 com­men­ta­tor will take part in the hour-long sup­port race to the Le Mans 24 Hours in the same car his son Alex races in the Euro­pean Le Mans Se­ries.

Brun­dle will share the car with Chris­tian Eng­land – who made his rac­ing come­back af­ter a 13-year ab­sence when he won the ELMS opener at Sil­ver­stone with United Au­tosports.

Brun­dle said: “This golden op­por­tu­nity al­lows me to drive the full Le Mans cir­cuit again in a pro­to­type. It’s al­ways such a plea­sure and priv­i­lege to drive that mag­nif­i­cent cir­cuit, so I grabbed the op­por­tu­nity to re­join United Au­tosports, af­ter our last suc­cess­ful ad­ven­ture in the 2011 Day­tona 24 hours. At 57 years of age I con­sider this a won­der­ful bonus.”

Eng­land added: “It will be a huge priv­i­lege. If you’d have said to me six months ago I would be back rac­ing again I wouldn’t have be­lieved it, and yet here we are en­ter­ing a race at Le Mans.”

Brun­dle will re­turn to rac­ing ac­tion

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