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Arjun Maini set for 2019 European Le Mans Series campaign with RLR MSport

Team OD  | Updated: February 06, 2019, 10:21 PM IST

Arjun Maini, having finished one season in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, has decided to make the switch to sportscar racing for the 2019 season. Maini has signed with RLR MSport for a complete season of he European Le Mans Series, and is also set to drive in the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans. Maini will compete in the ELMS's LMP2 class in an Oreca 07 prototype.

Driving alongside Maini in the RLR MSport machine, will be Bruno Senna and Canadian gentleman driver John Farano. However, with Senna unable to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, his replacement is set to be announced on 11 February, when the official entry list for Le Mans 2019 is released.

RLR MSport has earned an automatic Le Mans entry by winning the 2018 ELMS LMP3 Teams' and Drivers' titles.

Speaking of RLR's return to Le Mans, MSport Director of Motorsport Operations, Nick Reynolds said, "RLR MSport's return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European Le Mans Series' headlining LMP2 class is an important milestone for the team and we feel it's absolutely imperative to maximise our chances of achieving great results by recruiting the best drivers. Arjun Maini has shown a great deal of innate speed during his illustrious single-seater career and his talent is unquestionable. I'm certain his transition to prototypes will be a successful one and that he will give a positive contribution to RLR MSport's 2019 programme at Le Mans and in the ELMS."

Talking about his move, JK-Tyre supported Arjun Maini said, "I'm extremely excited to make my endurance racing debut this year. The highlight of the year will surely be the race at Le Mans and I'm hoping I can do my country proud as it is one of the most prestigious events in motor-racing. It is imperative for anyone to succeed to be backed by a strong team and I think the team at RLR Msport will provide the perfect environment for me to perform at my very best, especially considering I will be racing in a category I have no prior experience in. Given that they are the reigning ELMS champions, the expectations for 2019 season will be quite high and I'm looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead."


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