Smith Closing In On 2016 LMP3 European Le Mans Drive

Three-time Radical champion Bradley Smith has revealed to The Checkered Flag that he is putting the final touches to a deal to race in the LMP3 class of the European Le Mans Series this season.

Smith was on course to compete in LMP3 with Greaves Motorsport last year, but the deal fell through at the eleventh hour, leading to a difficult campaign in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup instead.

The 24 year old looks set for a second chance in the ELMS this season however, and will aim to utilise his experience in Radicals plus his Daytona 24 Hours appearance in 2014.

Alongside an LMP3 drive, Smith is also hoping to get the opportunity to race the Ginetta G57 prototype in the VdeV Endurance Series, having helped develop the new car.

“We’re aiming for LMP3 this season, and looking at the possibility of doing races in the G57 as well in VdeV,” said Smith.

“We have a team in place, and they’re a very well-known team with experience of Le Mans and LMP2, which makes it a perfect step for me, coming from a family-run team.

“We’ve just got to get all the final bits and pieces sorted with the sponsors and a team-mate, and then we’re good to go.

“My ultimate goal is to get to Le Mans one day, and if we can get everything together to have a good season in LMP3, then it’ll give us a great platform to move up from in the future.”