Nigel Mansell is aiming to win Le Mans outright with his two sons in the next few years, after receiving an entry for this year's race.
The 1992 Formula 1 World Champion will race in the 24 Hours for the first time this year, sharing an LMP1 Ginetta-Zytek with his sons Leo and Greg. Mansell says it has been an ambition of his to race at Le Mans for a long time, and is targeting outright victory in the race "in the near future."
"I'm extremely happy that we have been granted an entry by the ACO," Mansell said. "IT has only been one month since we announced the formation of Beechdean Mansell Motorsport and our intention to compete in the LMS.
"We're under no illusions about the chances of winning Le Mans at the first attempt, but we will be competitive in 2010 and a lot can happen in a 24-hour race. The 2010 entry is just the beginning. We're here for the long haul and have our sights firmly set on becoming on of the leading teams in international endurance racing, and winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in the near future."
Mansell will also drive the car in selected LMS rounds this year, alongside Leo and Greg who will contest the full season.