With no less than four entries into the 50-car field, the British-based team are no strangers to the demands of Le Mans; having first competed there in 2017 with Tony and Colin before expanding the programme to encompass the European Le Mans Series, as well as the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
The #7 Norma entry of Tony and Colin looked set to take the victory at the last round in Monza, only for a heavy storm to interrupt proceedings, consigning the duo to a disappointed third. Combined with the same result in the opening round of the season, they are now third in the standings with 30 points.
Teammates Mark Crader and Alex Mortimer have also shown a great turn of speed, recording an especially satisfying fourth place result at Monza. The 12-points gained, move them fifth in the championship heading to Le Mans in the #20 Grainmarket entry.
ELMS regulars Nobu Yamanaka and James Littlejohn compete together at the famous French venue for the first time as a driver pairing. The former is new to European competition, having made his debut at Paul Ricard earlier this year, and then sampled Monza for the first time while latter is making his second visit to Le Mans in the #18 Ligier.
Nielsen Racing already enjoys a close relationship with Red River Sport headed up by Johnny Mowlem. The British racer will be coaching his two gentlemen drivers – Bonamy Grimes and Ivor Dunbar – in the #17 Norma.
The Road to Le Mans consists of two rounds, the first taking place Thursday 13 June, the second Saturday 15 June.