Jack­son se­cures a Road to Le Mans LMP3 op­por­tu­nity

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Re­becca Jack­son will ful­fil her Project Le Mans chal­lenge this week af­ter se­cur­ing a place in the Road to Le Mans sup­port race aboard an LMP3 pro­to­type.

Jack­son, 33 from Read­ing, will share a Speed­fac­tory-run Ligier JS P3 with Spa­niard Je­sus Fuster in the hour-long event on the un­der­card of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The race will mark Jack­son’s sec­ond LMP3 out­ing, fol­low­ing her de­but in the class dur­ing a Vdev round at Paul Ri­card ear­lier this year.

“I launched Project Le Mans with the aim of get­ting my­self to rac­ing at Le Mans within four years, and in just over three I’ll be on the grid at La Sarthe in a real pro­to­type, it’s just over­whelm­ing,” said Jack­son, who be­gan her ca­reer rac­ing a Porsche 924 be­fore pro­gress­ing through the GT Cup with a 911 and then into Euro­pean GT4 with a KTM X-bow this term.

“The LMP3 car is a huge step up from any­thing I’ve raced. It has so much power and the down­force makes it very quick through the cor­ners be­fore. The Mul­sanne will be faster than I think I ever thought I’d go.”

Jack­son will race at Le Mans in P3

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