Thiim called up for Le Mans

Nicki Thiim will be racing the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021 after all.

The Dane has been called in for NorthWest AMR #98, where he will be super-sub for Augusto Farfus.

Farfus has other contractual obligations that weekend, so Paul Dalla Lana and Marcos Gomes will have a new teammate for the 24 hours race.

Aston Martin Racing #98
Photo: JJ Media

Thiim is the defending World Champion in GTE Pro, but Aston Martin pulled out of sportscar racing as works teams, with the owners moving their focus to the re-branded Formula 1 team, so he hasn’t raced in the FIA WEC this year.

He claimed his one and only Le Mans win so far in 2014, where he was part of Aston Martin Racing #95 alongside David Heinemeier Hansson and Kristian Poulsen. That win was in the GTE Am category too, where Thiim makes a comeback for this year’s race.

There will be a total of four AMR cars at the 24 hours race. Other than the #98, there will be two entries from TF Sport with their #33 from FIA WEC and #95 from ELMS, in addition to D’Station Racing #777 from FIA WEC.

Prior to the 24 hours race in France, there is another FIA WEC race to do. That will be the 6 Hours of Monza, where Dalla Lana, Gomes and Farfus will run this weekend.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans will run on 21-22 August 2021.

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