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Hamilton replaces Amberg at Morand

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Hamilton replaces Amberg at Morand
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Aug 24, 2015, 2:03 AM

British sportscar driver Archie Hamilton will replace Zoel Amberg at Team SARD Morand in the Nurburgring World Endurance Championship round this weekend.

#85 Gulf Racing UK Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 GT3: Roald Goethe, Daniel Brown, Archie Hamilton
#43 Team SARD-Morand Morgan LM P2 EVO: Pierre Ragues, Oliver Webb, Zoel Amberg
#43 Team SARD-Morand Morgan LM P2 EVO

Hamilton, who is the grandson of 1953 Le Mans winner Duncan Hamilton, will join fellow Briton Oliver Webb and Frenchman Pierre Ragues in the Swiss-run Morgan Evo LMP2.

Hamilton made his Le Mans debut in a G-Drive/ADR ORECA 03-Nissan in 2013 and has since raced predominantly in GT racing.

He replaces Amberg, who is unable to race due to an unspecified medical condition.

"I've known Benoit [Morand, team boss] for years and even tested with him during the Formula Le Mans period, we kept contact and we have been able to put everything together for this race," said Hamilton.

"I am confident, since I know the track, and love this mix between slow, technical and high speed corners. I would like to thank everybody and especially Benoit and his team for this great opportunity."

"We are happy to see Archie Hamilton join the team for the German round of the WEC. Archie rapidly proved to be the best option, we know him for years and he is familiar with the Nurburgring race track where he previously competed in GT racing," said team boss Benoit Morand.

"His LMP2 experience will also be of great value for our team. I have no doubt that the line-up he will form with Oliver Webb and Pierre Ragues will be competitive."

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Series WEC
Event Nürburgring
Location Nürburgring
Drivers Archie Hamilton
Teams Morand Racing
Author Sam Smith