FR: Archie Hamilton Le Mans preview

ARCHIE HAMILTON TO RACE AT LE MANS IN PORSCHE CARRERA CUP Archie Hamilton, 19 from Basingstoke, will take a huge step towards his career goal by racing at the Le Mans track for the first time on 12th June. He is now confirmed as part of the...

ARCHIE HAMILTON TO RACE AT LE MANS IN PORSCHE CARRERA CUP

Archie Hamilton, 19 from Basingstoke, will take a huge step towards his career goal by racing at the Le Mans track for the first time on 12th June. He is now confirmed as part of the Redline team racing in the Le Mans round of the Matmut Carrera Cup France, supporting the legendary 24 Heures du Mans.

Inspired by his grandfather Duncan's 1953 Le Mans win, Archie has wanted to follow in his footsteps since before he can remember. 2010 has already seen Archie step up from single seaters to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and in just his third event take a podium finish.

Archie will drive a one hour practice session, a one hour qualifying session and a 40 minute race as the atmosphere builds on the morning of the 24 hour race.

Archie Hamilton:

"I'm absolutely ecstatic at getting this drive. I knew 2010 and the Porsche Carrera Cup was going to be a way to Le Mans but I hadn't dreamed I'd get to race at the circuit so soon. It's going to be an incredible experience. I've heard that it's quite an emotive event which can only be magnified for me by my grandfather's experiences here. I'll do my best especially in his honour."

Archie's next event takes place at Oulton Park, Cheshire on 5th and 6th June.

-source: Archie Hamilton

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