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Nakano, Winslow join Race Performance for Le Mans

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Nakano, Winslow join Race Performance for Le Mans
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May 11, 2016, 11:46 AM

The Race Performance LMP2 squad has announced that Shinji Nakano and James Winslow will join Nicolas Leutwiler for next month's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Start: #8 Race Performance Oreca 03R Judd: Shinji Nakano, Nicolas Leutwiler leads
Shinji Nakano
#8 Race Performance Oreca 03R Judd: Nicolas Leutwiler, Shinji Nakano
#34 Race Performance Oreca 03R - Judd: Nicolas Leutwiler, James Winslow, Franck Mailleux
#34 Race Performance Oreca 03R - Judd: Nicolas Leutwiler, James Winslow, Franck Mailleux

The Swiss squad, which has an Oreca 03R-Judd entered for the French endurance classic, won last year's Asian Le Mans Series and is a regular competitor in the European Le Mans Series.

It finished sixth in the season-opening Silverstone race with Leutwiler, Winslow and Franck Mailleux, who will make way for Nakano in this weekend's 4 Hours of Imola race.

"This will be my ninth time at Le Mans and I am really glad to be able to do it with such a reliable team as Race Performance," said Nakano, a veteran of 33 Formula 1 grands prix with Prost and Minardi.

"With Jamie I am driving here at Imola for the first time and I am really looking forward to getting to know his driving style. There will be fierce competition in LMP2 as usual, but I am excited to work with the team to achieve an excellent result overall."

Winslow, whose sole previous Le Mans appearance came in 2014 with Greaves Motorsport, added: “I can't wait to do the 24 hours of Le Mans this year with Race Performance.

"To be successful in this great race, you need a great team, and this is exactly what we have at Race Performance."

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