Martin Brundle will be at Le Mans… as a racer.

Sharon Wong
Source: Autosport
Source: Autosport

If you’ve been missing Martin Brundle on the racetrack, you need not wait for much longer. The Sky Sports commentator will be kicking his son Alex off his United Autosports LMP3 and driving it round for the hour-long support race ahead of 2016 24 at Le Mans with Christian England, who was also his son’s partner at Silverstone.

It’s been quite the sabbatical for Brundle, who last hit the Le Mans tracks in 2012 in the same car with Alex and Lucas Ordonez. So he’s just as psyched as you are about him getting behind a wheel once more.

“This golden opportunity allows me to drive the full Le Mans circuit again in a Prototype racecar.

“It’s always such a pleasure and privilege to drive that magnificent circuit, so I grabbed the opportunity to rejoin United Autosports, after our last successful adventure in the 2011 Daytona 24 Hours, and along with our longstanding sponsor Richard Mille, to once again race a Ligier.

“At 57 years of age I consider this a wonderful and unexpected bonus.”

Hell, we would too. We can’t picture a man who used to make a career out of routinely risking his life who wouldn’t get antsy behind a box at least some of the time. A great occasion for him to let of steam and for some of us to go back to 1983 when he was second only to Ayrton Senna.

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