Zugel will miss 24 Hours of Le Mans, Greaves names Caterham's Rossi

GP2 title contender and Caterham F1 Team's reserve driver Alexander Rossi will step into the cockpit of the LMP2 for his first 24 Hours of Le Mans challenge.

Change to Le Mans driver line up for Greaves Motorsport

It is with regret that Greaves Motorsport announces that Christian Zugel has been forced to withdraw from the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, due to family and business commitments. He plans to rejoin the team later in the season.

The team is able to confirm that a replacement has been signed at this late stage. Alexander Rossi, a reserve driver for Caterham F1 Team this season, will join Tom Kimber-Smith and Eric Lux in the #41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan, running in the LM P2 class. Rossi is a front runner in the highly competitive 2013 GP2 Series, also with Caterham Racing. He has been a race winner in every single seater category that he competed in and was the 2008 Formula BMW World Champion.

#41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan: Tom Kimber-Smith, Christian Zugel, Eric Lux
#41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan: Tom Kimber-Smith, Christian Zugel, Eric Lux

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Team Manager, Jacob Greaves. “We are sorry to lose Christian from our Le Mans lineup, he has been an integral part of the team over the past two seasons and brings many elements from his business world that have helped us. We are fortunate to have signed a driver of Alexander’s caliber and we are confident that we can combine our strengths to challenge for the LM P2 class victory at 90th Anniversary Le Mans 24 Hours.”

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Eric Gilbert , Tom Kimber-Smith , Eric Lux , Christian Zugel , Alexander Rossi , Jacob Greaves
Teams Nissan Motorsport , Greaves Motorsport
Article type Breaking news
Tags caterham, greaves, kimber-smith, lemans, lux, nissan, rossi, zugel, zytek