Richard Mille-backed all-female entry set for ELMS LMP2

February 11, 2020

Richard Mille-backed all-female entry set for ELMS LMP2

February 11, 2020

This year’s European Le Mans Series field will feature an all-female LMP2 entry, confirmed on Tuesday.

The initiative is supported by the FIA Endurance Commission, where Richard Mille is the chair. Michele Mouton, a legendary driver in her own right, heads up the FIA commission for Women in Motorsport.

Collectively, they’ve come together to field the No. 50 Richard Mille Racing Team entry, which will race with Michelin tires.

Veteran French team Signatech will run the ORECA 07 LMP2 car in both the 2020 and 2021 ELMS seasons. The team has also submitted an entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Katherine Legge. Photo: Michelin North America

Katherine Legge will embark on her second consecutive season with dual programs. The Atlanta-based English driver will serve as team captain and lead driver in the car. Of note, she had one Asian Le Mans Series start (above picture courtesy ACO) that was also all-female in 2019 as part of a diverse spring racing schedule.

Last year she split her time between the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Jaguar i-PACE eTrophy Series. This year, she continues in IMSA and adds ELMS.

Tatiana Calderon. Photo: Michelin North America

One of her IMSA co-drivers, Colombian Tatiana Calderon, joins the LMP2 effort. Calderon joined Legge, Christina Nielsen and Rahel Frey in the GEAR Racing Lamborghini GTD entry at the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Photo via Sophia Floersch Official Facebook page.

Third driver Sophia Floersch, an up-and-coming German driver, made headlines after surviving a spectacular airborne crash at the 2018 Macau F3 Grand Prix. Floersch, like Legge and Calderon, has open-wheel roots as she adds sports cars to her racing resume.

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