Norman Nato completes RLR MSport Le Mans line-up
RLR MSport has confirmed Norman Nato as the third driver for its line-up at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Frenchman will be taking the third seat left vacant after Bruno Senna, the team's ELMS regular, was confirmed to be racing with Rebellion's LMP1 squad at Le Mans instead. Nato will be competing alongside the team's other ELMS drivers, John Farano and Arjun Maini.
The 26-year-old has one Le Mans start to his name. Nato competed in LMP2 last year, driving for SMP Racing.
“I am delighted to be joining RLR MSport for the 24 Hours of Le Mans," said Nato. "The team already showed great potential in the opening round of the European Le Mans season in Le Castellet.
"We have the best chassis with the ORECA 07 and a good driver line-up with John and Arjun. We will work hard to be as prepared as possible and I’m really looking forward to starting testing with the team.”
Nick Reynolds, RLR MSport team prinicipal, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Norman to RLR MSport for our return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
“It’s an important milestone for the team and we’ve always wanted the strongest drivers possible to maximise the opportunity we earned by winning last year’s European Le Mans Series LMP3 titles."
“With Norman sharing the ORECA 07 – widely recognised as the best LMP2 chassis – with John and Arjun, we have a potent and balanced line-up and I’m really looking forward to bringing the three of them together in testing."
“Norman’s contribution will be great and we should be in very good shape come June.”