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The ACO hails the all-female entry backed by Richard Mille

The ACO hails the all-female entry backed by Richard Mille

12.02.2019: The final round of the Asian Le Mans Series will be staged at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on 22-24 February. The LMP3 grid features three women - Margot Laffite, Michelle Gatting and Katherine Legge - backed by Richard Mille. Rich

The final round of the Asian Le Mans Series will be staged at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on 22-24 February. The LMP3 grid features three women - Margot Laffite, Michelle Gatting and Katherine Legge - backed by Richard Mille.



Richard Mille is on a quest to 'open up' motor racing to female drivers, engineers, mechanics, strategists and the like, and this Sepang entry is just the first step in a far-reaching project.



It is an initiative that the Automobile Club de l'Ouest quite naturally encourages and applauds.



Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, enthused
: "I am truly delighted to see the all-female crew of Katherine Legge, Margot Laffite and Michelle Gatting enter the 4 Hours of Sepang. In Endurance and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we have always encouraged men and women alike. For us, a driver is a driver. Back in 1930, two women - Odette Siko and Marguerite Mareuse - competed and came seventh at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since then, 59 women have raced the French endurance classic and we have always encouraged women's motorsport career ambitions.



The news that these three young drivers will be competing in a prototype at the Asian Le Mans Series finale shouldn't really come as a surprise, but it's still refreshing and rewarding. My thanks and support go to Richard Mille for this project and his involvement. This is a diverse, top-notch line-up with plenty of experience.




These drivers will no doubt inspire many more young women tempted by a career - at the wheel or behind the scenes - in endurance racing, with the goal of competing in the world's toughest race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We share this belief with Richard Mille.''


- ACO also photo

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12.02.2019 / MaP

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