King’s Lynn ex-F1 ace Brundle takes part in Road to Le Mans

Alex and Martin Brundle ANL-150312-133513001
Alex and Martin Brundle ANL-150312-133513001
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One of West Norfolk’s favourite sons Martin Brundle will take part in the Road to Le Mans race tomorrow.

Gayton-based Brundle will tackle the one-hour Road to Le Mans support race for LMP3 and GT3 machinery to be staged on the morning of the 24-hour race. The 1990 Le Mans winner and former F1 driver will make his racing return alongside Christian England in a United Autosports Ligier JS P3.

“To get on the full circuit [at Le Mans] with a carbon prototype really appealed to me,” 57-year-old Sky Sports commentator Brundle told “It has just the right amount of power and grip for someone like me coming back at my age.

“I feel lucky to have the opportunity to do it. I started racing when I was 12 and I still love it just as much as I did then. I’ve done the [Le Mans] 24 Hours eight times, and a one-hour race on the Saturday morning seemed perfect, frankly. It gives me a chance to get sweaty again, to get a little bit frightened and feel alive.”

He has not raced competitively since a one-off outing in the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone four years ago.

However, Brundle has already spent a day testing at his local Norfolk circuit of Snetterton. His son Alex – who races the Ligier in the European Le Mans Series – was also in attendance to lay down a benchmark.