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Ex-F1 driver Nasr to make Spa 24 Hours debut in EMA Porsche

The previous Sauber F1 racer will drive the EMA Porsche 911 GT3-R along with Matt Campbell and Mathieu Jaminet within the Belgian enduro on 30-31 July, which is a spherical of each the GT World Problem Europe Endurance Cup and the Intercontinental GT Problem.

The trio have already gained the GT Daytona Professional class of the Daytona 24 Hours IMSA SportsCar Championship season-opener in January of this yr with Pfaff Motorsport.

Nasr is enterprise the IMSA GTD Professional programme with Pfaff within the long-distance IMSA rounds after signing for Porsche final yr.

He was named along with Dane Cameron as a improvement driver for Porsche’s LMDh prototype, which can start racing within the World Endurance Championship and IMSA subsequent season.

His GT outings come alongside testing duties with the LMDh and a partial LMP2 WEC marketing campaign with Crew Penske, which undertook the primary three rounds of the collection as a lead-in to its manufacturing facility assault with Porsche on the Hypercar class subsequent yr.

Spa will probably be EMA’s first race again within the GTWCE after a one-off in 2020 with a McLaren 720S GT3 run underneath the EMA Group/59Racing banner.

It’s planning additional endurance outings after Spa this yr because it builds as much as an assault on the total 2023 IGTC.

Hong Kong entrant KCMG will return to Spa with a Porsche pushed by group regulars Nick Tandy, Laurens Vanthoor and Dennis Olsen.

Tandy and Vanthoor, who gained Spa along with Rowe Racing in 2020, will group up within the occasion for a second yr in a row, whereas Olsen completes the line-up rather than Maxime Martin.

#2 KCMG Porsche 911 GT3R: Laurens Vanthoor, Patrick Pilet, Dennis Olsen, Alexandre Imperatori

#2 KCMG Porsche 911 GT3R: Laurens Vanthoor, Patrick Pilet, Dennis Olsen, Alexandre Imperatori

Photograph by: Richard Dole / Motorsport Images

KCMG fielded a Porsche for Tandy, Olsen and Earl Bamber eventually month’s Nurburgring 24 Hours, whereas Vanthoor was a part of the squad’s line-up along with Olsen at Daytona in January.

Tandy stated: “It’s actually thrilling to be already looking forward to the following endurance traditional, and to group up with KCMG after our taking up the N24 collectively final month.

“We labored nicely on the Nurburgring, so it feels proper to proceed with the group for the following large GT occasion.

“I’m very blissful to be again within the automobile alongside Laurens, having gained the Spa 24 Hours collectively two years in the past, and with Dennis onboard additionally, we aren’t there simply to make up the numbers!”

Vanthoor, a full Porsche manufacturing facility driver, instructed that the group has “unfinished enterprise” after it misplaced class victory on the ultimate lap at Daytona to the Pfaff Porsche.

Olsen, who can be contracted to Porsche, added that “we’ve got a great probability to attain a giant consequence for the group”.

The GPX Racing squad last week announced that Porsche works drivers Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Richard Lietz would try and emulate their 2019 victory at Spa with the group at this yr’s race.

The United Arab Emirates entrant is collaborating at Spa as a part of an IGTC marketing campaign in 2022.

The official take a look at days for the Spa 24 Hour happen on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

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