Button eyeing up another entry at Le Mans

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Button eyeing up another entry at Le Mans

2009 System 1 World Champion Jenson Button is intent on having one other crack at Le Mans sooner or later.

Put up-System 1, Button has tried his hand at a number of different classes, showing in Tremendous GT, the World Endurance Championship, DTM, British GT and Excessive E.

He additionally had one crack at Le Mans with SMP Racing again in 2018, which didn’t result in any additional appearances within the occasion.

Button would clarify that outdoors commitments meant he couldn’t put the hassle wanted into securing a drive with a producer at Le Mans, however returning to the occasion is unquestionably on his agenda.

Button eyeing up another entry at Le Mans

In an interview with RACER, Button stated: “Racing at Le Mans… I do really feel that I’ve missed on the market a little bit bit.

“I raced there as soon as with SMP, which was an excellent expertise and to be truthful, the automobile was enjoyable to drive.

“You’re by no means going to beat a producer like Toyota, however actually good expertise.

“I mainly was doing that in order that sooner or later I might have expertise after I labored with a producer to race at Le Mans, however nothing actually labored out and I, to be truthful, didn’t strive very exhausting to get a drive as a result of I used to be so busy with different issues.

“However I wish to do Le Mans once more. To only be a part of the race, whether or not it’s in GTs – GT3 vehicles are going to be there the 12 months after subsequent – so there’s many potentialities in Le Mans sooner or later.

“That’s most likely the one factor I’ll do. And perhaps some GT3 racing, and I’ll give it a go as I’ve obtained a workforce [called Rocket RJN in British GT].”

It has additionally been confirmed that Button will compete in Nitro Rallycross’ ‘Group E’ electrical class, which begins with the NRX of England on June 18-19.

This marks an enlargement of Button’s involvement in electrical motorsport, with the Brit already proudly owning the ‘JBXE’ outfit in Excessive E.

In Nitro Rallycross, Button will compete for the Xite Vitality Racing Staff.

“This appears lots enjoyable and dealing with Oli and his workforce with XITE Racing, it’s only a very nice type of household environment,” stated Button.

“And that’s what I need. That’s what I really like about racing. However clearly after we get to a race, we’ll be critical and we need to win. But it surely’s concerning the environment for me, that was most necessary, having enjoyable.”


Button stays concerned with System 1 because the senior advisor to the Williams workforce, in addition to working with Sky F1 as a pundit.




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