RLR MSport has chosen to pull their car from the Le Mans reserves list.
They were not on the actual entry list, but were the first reserve team, in case other cars would drop off. But with two months left until the 24 hours race, the team has chosen to say no.
It would already have been a tall order for the small British team, who participates in the European Le Mans Series in the LMP3 category with Morten Dons, John Farano, and Alex Kapadia. Not only would they have to go one category up, but they would have needed to do a lot of testing ahead of the race, since their LMP2 car haven’t done any races this year.
However, it’s still open if RLR MSport will bring their LMP3 car to France to participate in the Road to Le Mans race, which is run Saturday morning, before the actual 24 hours race. Road to Le Mans is a 55-minutes-race where LMP3 cand GT3 cars can participate. The teams and drivers can then get a taste of the legendary track, before they might want to compete in the big race next year. We saw Christina Nielsen do that in a support race in 2015 in an Aston Martin, before she participated in the big race for Formula Racing in 2016 in a Ferrari.