Visser new driver in ELMS

Richard Mille Racing Team has announced their third driver for the weekends European Le Mans Series race at Spa Francorchamps.

Dutch racer Beitske Veisser will share the car with Tatiana Calderon and Andre Negrao.

The car was originally planned as an all-female car, where Katherine Legge, Sophia Flörsch and Calderon were supposed to share the four hours of driving, but then COVID-19 showed up and shuffled the calendars, so Flörsch has clashes with her FIA Formula 3 programme at the opening round, plus the second and third rounds of ELMS.

Katherine Legge had an accident during the test at Paul Ricard, where she broke her ankle, and that took her out of the car for several weeks.

That was quite an issue for the team, since Calderon all of a sudden was the only driver left on the car in France. Andre Negrao was drafted in, with him both having experience with the car, and not the least as a driver for Signatech Alpine Elf, which runs the Richard Mille Racing Team car in ELMS.

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Visser is ranked Silver, but she has quite a bit of experience from both GT cars, where she has been junior driver at BMW, doing several seasons in the GT4 car, before she joined W Series last year, in one of their F3 style single seaters.

She has already tested the car earlier in the week, and ran the same laptimes as Calderon.

Beitske Visser is only confirmed for this weekend, but she is possible replacement, in case of Sophia Flörsch or Katherine Legge won’t be able to attend the Le Mans race in September, which the team is also selected for.

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