Recent Formula 1 driver Will Stevens has secured a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 2017 after being named by JMW Motorsport in its line-up for the famous endurance race.
Stevens made his F1 debut at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before racing through 2015 with Manor, claiming a best result of 13th at Silverstone.
The Briton moved into sportscars for 2016, finishing on the podium at Le Mans with G-Drive and taking LMP2 class victory in Fuji and Shanghai.
Stevens has been racing for Team WRT in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup so far in 2017, but will return to Le Mans next month with JMW Motorsport in the GTE Am class. Stevens will race alongside Robert Smith and Dries Vanthoor in the No. 84 Ferrari 488 GTE at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place on June 17-18.
Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.
The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:
2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars
Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions
Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.
Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.