Current IMSA GTD Champion and Wright Motorsports driver Christina Nielsen is set to contest the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours with Italian team Ebimotors.
Nielsen, who became the first female Danish driver to compete at Le Mans in 2016, will be making her third start this year the team, in its GTE Am-entered Porsche 911 RSR with Fabio Babini and an unannounced third driver.
“I’m super happy to go back to Le Mans,” Nielsen confirmed. “It’s one of those races that a driver dreams about doing at least once in their lifetime. Being able to say, at the age of 26, that I’m going to my third Le Mans is definitely pretty amazing. I’m excited to compete with the mid-engine Porsche, that’s a first for me and definitely one of the biggest wishes that will come true.
“Ebimotors is the team that my past [Scuderia Corsa] co-driver, Alessandro Balzan used to drive for, and he has spoken very highly of them. I’m excited to work with them. Everyone on the team has been super sweet and has welcomed me with open arms, so I look forward to getting to know them better.”
“I’m very happy to have Christina with us at the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” added Enrico Borghi, team manager of the current Le Mans Cup GT3 champion Ebimotors’. “The opportunity to be part of this incredible event is a great honor. Christina is young but already well experienced. The added value of this partnership is represented by the fact that Christina is also one of the Porsche Selected Drivers for 2018.”