Martin Brundle joins son for 24 Hours of Le Mans drive

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

11.28.2011

, ROLLE, Switzerland

Martin Brundle joins son for 24 Hours of Le Mans drive

Martin and Alex to expostulate Nissan-powered Greaves Motorsport Zytek

Ex-Formula One driver, Martin Brundle, will join his son Alex during a circle of a Nissan-powered Greaves Motorsport LMP2 antecedent during subsequent year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 16-17).

The understanding sees Brundle comparison reunited with Nissan, after a Englishman spearheaded a central works bid during a world’s oldest and many distinguished continuation competition in 1997 with a R390 GT1.

For 2012, a father and son multiple will commander a race-winning Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan sports prototype. Not usually did a automobile take a LMP2 category win during this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans* on a approach to finishing eighth overall, though victories during Le Castellet, Imola and Silverstone also saw a Nissan-engined LMP2 automobile constraint both a 2011 Le Mans Series drivers’ and group titles.

After enjoying a successful Formula One career that spanned 13 years (1984-96), Martin Brundle has remained in a competition as a highly-regarded and multi award-winning commentator on British television.

Joining him in a driver’s choice for a 80th using of a competition will be his 21-year aged son Alex.

As a heading British motorist in this year’s Formula Two Championship, he will join Greaves Motorsport in 2012 to competition a Nissan-powered antecedent as a group defends a Le Mans Series crown.

The Brundles will follow in a footsteps of a tiny series of father-son combinations to have competed during a shining competition together, including Mario Andretti, with son Michael, and Nigel Mansell with sons Leo and Greg.

Martin Brundle, 52, said: “I’m really many looking brazen to returning to a Le Mans 24 Hour competition with Nissan and a Greaves Motorsport LMP2 team. This is an astonishing pleasure, heightened by a fact we will be team-mates with my son. I’m energetically expecting a really special feeling when handing a automobile over to Alex during one of a world’s biggest engine races. Class feat in front of a immoderate Le Mans spectators is a goal.”

Alex Brundle, 21, added: “I desired pushing a Le Mans circuit during this year’s central exam day and a possibility to contest in a full Le Mans Series, as good as a Le Mans 24 Hours, along with my single-seater activities in 2012 is shining for my career. At Le Mans, my father has been on stick position, led many times and been partial of a winning team; this can fast-track my training process. My interjection go to Nissan and Greaves Motorsport for formulating this critical opportunity, that we will seize and maximise.”

Simon Sproule, Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, Nissan, said: “I’m gay that Nissan will once again be partial of one of motorsport’s many famous races, this time with a fascinating father-son pairing. We will again find to yield a arguable and absolute engine for Martin and Alex and for Greaves Motorsport to follow adult on a success we’ve enjoyed in 2011. Martin has won during each turn of continuation racing, while Alex’s clever contrast performances during Paul Ricard and Le Mans simulate his healthy talent and a knowledge he already binds during 21.”


* Victory cumulative by Greaves Motorsport Le Mans 2011 drivers: Karim Ojjeh, Olivier Lombard and Tom Kimber-Smith

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Product Communications
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