Sharpe In The del Bello Porsche
The late flurry of additions to the driver line-ups at Le Mans makes it very difficult to keep up.

Adam Sharpe (right) has grabbed a chance to race the Noel del Bello Porsche, an entry that didn’t appear at Istanbul or Spa-Francorchamps.

“We are delighted to join Noel Del Bello, who have a strong history of success at Le Mans,” says Adam Sharpe. “They are a very experienced team with full Porsche backing and true passion for this great race.”

Christophe Tinseau, who has driven for the French team in the past (in LMP2 last year, for example), was rumoured to be one of the drivers – but Sharpe’s co-drivers are confirmed as Tom Cloet and Patrick (father of Sebastien) Bourdais. Cloet will be making his debut at Le Mans.

Adam Sharpe has just returned from racing the ASM Ford Falcon in Australia, at Wakefield Park – and has another racing commitment this weekend, at Spa on Saturday evening, in the four hour Britcar race (in a Falcon again).

He will be flying to Le Mans by helicopter (as part of his pilot’s licence training) for the test day on Sunday. Sharpe raced to second in LMP2 last year, in a Belmondo Courage. His sponsors include and Lifeforce.

Meanwhile, there seems to be every chance that one of the reserves will join the line-up this year. We’ve had the Seikel Porsche listed at the head of the reserves for a week or two.


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