American driver Bryce Miller has today been announced as the third driver for JMW Motorsport's assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The 27-year-old, who has several years of sportscar experience in the GT classes of the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am series will join regular driver Rob Bell and veteran Tim Sudgen at the legendary event that takes next month, climaxing in the twice round the clock even on June 12-13.
He brings with a tremendous track record of racing in Europe, his only previous race on the continent being last year's Spa 24 Hours, where he finished on the GT2 class podium. That is obviously the sort of performance that Miller and the team are eager for as they compete as the lone Aston Martin representative in the GT2 class at La Sarthe.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to compete at Le Mans with JMW Motorsport and Aston Martin,” Miller says. “The team has championship winning experience and a tremendous appetite to win, something clearly evidenced in the short time I spent meeting and working with crew members and Dunlop during my test”.
“I am delighted Bryce will join us for Le Mans where I am sure he will be a great asset to the team,” team principal Jim McWhirter enthuses about his Essex-based team's latest recruit. “He has shown great ability so far in his career and his enthusiasm was clear when he came to test for us; he is very much in the JMW Motorsport mould!”.
“Bryce is a very determined and talented young driver” Sugden says of his new teammate, who has 22 class podiums to his name in the last four seasons. “I know the ambition he will bring with him marries perfectly to that of JMW Motorsport. Bryce will be a great addition to this chapter of JMW's season. The team are very focused on the challenge of Le Mans and to show the world just what the Aston Martin is capable of”.