Jackson secures a Road to Le Mans LMP3 opportunity
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.”