The Danish Thundersport Championship 2017 winner, Lasse Sørensen, will now return to the international race tracks.
The 21 year-old racing driver will be testing for AT Racing at the European Le Mans Series Prologue at Paul Ricard for the next two days, with the potential of being in the race seat for three of the rounds.
The team already has Danish connections since Mikkel Jensen drove for them last year, and will be running for three of the six rounds this year, too. He can’t run for the last three rounds, since they clash with his ADAC GT Masters programme with BMW.
So the Belarussian team potentially wants to replace Jensen with Sørensen, when the date clashes for the former.
It’s Italian AF Corse who will run the car, while father and son Alexander Talkanitsa Snr and Jr has their name above the door.
Lasse Sørensen has formerly run internationally, but we have to go back to 2015. He won the French Formula 4 title in 2014, and then moved on to Formula Renault 2.0, but couldn’t find the budget to continue the international way.
He got the chance to participate in the DTC at the end of 2016 with Massive Motorsport, and took his first race victory that year. He then moved on to Team Flexlease.nu Strøjer Tegl for 2017, and won the DTC Title in his first full season, competing against Jan Magnussen amongst many others. He has signed a new contact with the team for 2018, where he will try to defend the title, although his competitors will do everything they can to prevent that from happening.
Sørensen has had the wish for a long time, to race internationally again, and especially sportscars of some sort, just like his older brother Marco Sørensen does. Marco won the GTE Pro title with Aston Martin Racing in FIA WEC 2016, and will chance the World Championship title this year, as well as a Le Mans victory.
The ELMS series will test on Monday and Tuesday on track in the south of France, before the first round of this year’s Championship will be run on Sunday 15 April.