Barrichello might not be a regular name in the F1 tracks anymore, but he has started to become a name to contend with in the Le Mans series.
There is news that he would be teaming up with Jan Lammers to take part in Le Mans Series as well as in Le Mans 24 Hours this year. The drivers would have a Dallara LMP2 car as they ride in the European car rallies.
The pair is both F1 drivers of past fame. They are now part of a new team called Racing Team Nederland. It is a team that has been newly formed who first participated in the Brazilian race held at La Sarthe. Their team owner is Frits van Eerd. These races are of a different kind, endurance race category as opposed to the fast paced F1 races of short duration. Barrichello has developed his expertise in endurance racing as he has participated in the Daytona 24 Hour contest several times.
He even finished in the runners up position in last year’s race where he drove a Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP. Lammers on the other hand were a Le Mans winner in the year 1988. He has last competed in the race in 2011 when he had ridden an LMP1 class car with Casper Elgaard and Steve Zacchia. Lammers states that it is definitely a special opportunity to take part in the race with Rubens. He and the team were looking around for interested drivers and Rubens is someone whom he has been acquainted with since his teens. Hence, it would be a great opportunity to get in the race with him.
Test runs have already begun and the race would take part in France, the Magny-Cours circuit being the travel path for the race. Testing the car and taking it on runs is what both are busy with these days.