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Monza ELMS & Michelin Le Mans Cup Notebook

Inter Europol and United driver changes. New Cetilar Dallara livery

Inter Europol Add Sam Dejonghe

Inter Europol Competition has added Sam Dejonghe to their #14 Ligier LMP3 line-up for this weekends 4 Hours of Monza.

The 27-year old Belgian driver will join Paul Scheuschner, replacing Dino Lunardi (who contested the opening round of the ELMS last month at Paul Ricard) for the remainder of the season.

Dejonghe has a varied racing background from karting, GT3, GT4, Formula Renault 2.0 and F3 to being the development driver of the Mahindra Racing team in the FIA Formula E.

The team tested the #14 car at Monza last week ahead of the race weekend.

Sam Dejonghe: “I am happy to be back in the paddock, and to do so with a team like Inter Europol Competition. I love my role with the Mahindra team, where I spend most of my time doing development and in the simulator, but am aware that I need to race to keep my competitive edge, and the ELMS feels like the perfect environment for my ambition to climb up the prototype ladder. The LMP3 is a very good-looking car, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!”

Sascha Fassbender (Team Manager): “We are very happy to have Sam with us. We think he will be able to work well together with Paul Scheuschner. Sam has a lot of experience especially in the single seater and that for sure will help him settle in the car really quickly.”

New Colours for Cetilar Dallara

With a debut as a full season FIA WEC entrant looming, Cetilar Racing have opted to race a one-off at Monza in their home race in preparation for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

And the Dallara P217 is sporting a revised colour scheme for the Italian race (Pictured top and below) Andrea Bellicchi rejoining the regular Roberto Lacorte and Giorgio Sernagiotto aboard the Dallara after missing last season recovering from back trouble.

picture copyright Cetilar Racing

Guasch Adds Michelin Le Mans Cup Programme With United

With Filipe Albuquerque and Will Owen joining the United Autosports LMP2 effort after missing Paul Ricard due to a clash with the Long Beach IMSA race there will be one further change to the weekend’s line-ups from the UK-based squad, this time in the Le Mans Cup.

The #24 Ligier will now be piloted by Mike Guasch and Wayne Boyd for the remainder of the season, excluding Le Mans. The car was originally to be raced by Naj Husain and Colin Braun, who sadly will no longer be racing for the team due to Naj’s business commitments in the US. Naj was joined by Wayne Boyd for the opening race at Paul Ricard, finishing ninth after a fantastic race for the pair.

“The Michelin Le Mans Cup will be new to me for this year, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. More track time at some great circuits can only mean good progress in both the Le Mans Cup and ELMS,” said Mike Guasch.