Lucas di Grassi joins AF Corse for 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Lucas di Grassi will link up with Ferrari’s AF Corse team for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, racing in its No. 51 entry alongside James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi.

Di Grassi was part of Audi’s LMP1 team prior to its closure at the end of 2016, and has scored three overall podiums at the Circuit de la Sarthe with the German marque.

The Brazilian confirmed to NBC Sports last month that he was chasing a deal to race at Le Mans with a factory team, and was today announced in a seat with AF Corse.

Di Grassi will race in the No. 51 Ferrari 488 GTE at Le Mans alongside Calado and Pier Guidi, who form the marque’s full-season line-up.

“I’m very happy to be back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” di Grassi said. “Every professional racing driver wants to be part of history and to race for Ferrari means a lot to me.

“Manufacturer-backed GTE-Pro is undoubtedly the best place to be after my four years in LMP1.”

Di Grassi took to Twitter to stress that the deal would be a one-off for Le Mans only, once againĀ stating that Formula E is his priority with Audi in 2017.