Nicolas Lapierre will be back in the Toyota LMP1 after two and a half years. He becomes the pilot of the third crew of the team in “24 hours of Le Mans,” according to AUTOSPORT.com.
The Frenchman played for Toyota from 2012 to mid-2014, while the team has refused his services after a fatal error in Le Mans and Austin: on the remaining stages of the season his teammates Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi represented the crew together, which, however, did not prevent them to get the WEC title for Toyota.
In the Toyota LMP1 on the ring Sarta Nicolas will share the cockpit with two Japanese Rio Hirakawa and the current champion of Superformula Yuji Kunimoto.
Lapierre, who for the past two years, has twice won the “24 hours of Le Mans” in the LMP2 class in the first part of the KCMG, and then for Signatech Alpine will return to LMP1 competition in may at the stage in the Spa.
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