The influx of new teams in the LMP2 class continues, with an ambitious effort from Netherlands to race in the European Le Mans Series next year, with Jan Lammers and Rubens Barrichello leading it.
The new outfit will be known as Racing Team Nederland and the chosen car for the task will be the new and unnamed Dallara LMP2, which was already tested in the Magny-Cours circuit in France. Alongside Lammers and Barrichello will be Frits van Eerd, owner of the JUMBO supermarket brand that will sponsor the new team, completing the lineup. Along with the ELMS full season, the Dutch outfit will try to get an invite to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Lammers and van Eerd come from a 2016 season spent with a Ligier JS P3 machine in the Dutch Supercar Challenge with DayVTec, which won two races this season in the national championship. Lammers also had a participation in the same machine in the Road to Le Mans race at La Sarthe. For Barrichello, it will be another different kind of machinery to learn about as the Brazilian has no LMP experience, with the closest to it being his participations in Daytona Prototypes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, being close to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona this year with Wayne Taylor Racing.
Support for the effort will be given by the same DayVTec team where Lammers and van Eerd competed this year.
PHOTO: Racing Team Nederland