Jack Manchester steps up to LMP2 with Carlin Racing

Jack Manchester and Carlin Racing are pleased to announce an LMP2 programme for 2019, with Jack as the first driver confirmed in the team’s driver line-up.

Jack, 20 from Cobham, takes the latest step in his motorsports career following a hugely successful debut season in the Blancpain GT Series, where he scored nine podiums on the way to two Silver Cup titles; Drivers’ Champion and Sprint Cup Champion.

Carlin, which has a long relationship with Dallara through its single seater programmes, will use the Dallara P217 for the team’s first season in endurance racing. The operation will be run from the British team’s Farnham workshop, and will initially compete in the European Le Mans Series with races in Asian Le Mans Series to be confirmed.

Speaking about the programme, Trevor Carlin said, “The whole team are very excited about our move into LMP2.  It’s an exciting category and a move that we’ve been assessing for a while. We see a lot of great drivers now move up the single-seater ranks and aim for professional drives in endurance racing rather than Formula 1, which shows the high respect this category of racing is held.  For us, it’s another opportunity to hold onto and work with some great former Carlin drivers who are now at the professional level.  In Jack, we have a very promising young British driver, right at the start of his career.  We’re excited to work with him further and help him show his potential in LMP2.” 

Jack added, “I would like to thank Trevor and the team at Carlin Racing for this incredibly exciting and unique opportunity. Racing a Dallara LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series presents the perfect next step in my career, especially with a team that has the pedigree of Carlin. Although this is something new for both of us, I can’t think of a better team to take on this challenge with. I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.”

Although this is something new for both of us, I can’t think of a better team to take on this challenge with. I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.

Further announcements regarding the full driver line-up, vehicle livery and additional racing plans to follow.
 
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