The 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup will see yet one more nation represented on the entry with the Icelandic owned Group Thor making their worldwide racing debut with Group Proprietor Audunn Gudmundsson driving alongside his 2020 Radical Group Problem co-driver, Briton Tom Ashton.
The pair will marketing campaign the #77 Ligier JS P320 in what’s believed to be the primary ever pan-Europe effort by an Icelandic staff, the squad composed of a mixture of Icelandic and Finnish personnel, the latter from the well-established Koiranen GP 49-year-old Gudmundsson hails from Garðbær, simply south of the capital Reykjavik, and, when the DSC Editor caught up with him earlier this week the anticipation of the season to return was readily audible!
“I got here again into motorsport actually solely fairly just lately having had some success with enterprise – I used to be at all times fascinated by motorsport although and as a younger boy was at all times out racing something I may pay money for, snowmobiles, bikes, quads – something! “After some time I attempted out karting however it’s robust in Iceland with no circuits, so it was simply racing in a circuit marked out on a carpark.
“Extra just lately I purchased a Radical SR3 with a good friend and in 2019 I entered 3 races within the Radical Problem Championship at Snetterton, Spa and Silverstone and beloved it.
“In 2020, we did the entire 2020 season of the Radical SR3 Groups Championship with Tom Ashton, taking the title. Tom will race with me this yr within the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
“Whereas we have been racing at Spa final yr there have been LMP3 automobiles on observe and I watched them and although they have been essentially the most unbelievable issues. I knew I’d like to drive one and proudly owning one turned an actual dream.
“It was a while later when that was mentioned and have become a actuality, now we’ve the automotive, and I completely find it irresistible. “ We’ve carried out one shakedown check at Magny Cours with the automotive so we can’t wait to get on observe in Barcelona.”
Inform us a little bit concerning the Group Thor title?
“I needed to make it possible for individuals may see we have been happy with our Nordic heritage however we’re additionally humble, it is a massive step, particularly for me so while the Thor title is vital, we is not going to have the hammer on the automotive, I wish to race however am absolutely conscious that I cannot be on the entrance – but when the prospect involves be there we’ll take it!