Cocker Will Run in the LMP1 Class in the Petit Le Mans

The 23-year-old Briton will make a vertiginous step forward in his career this September, when he will take part for the first time in the LMP1 class at the Petit Le Mans event.

Jonathan Cocker competed with the Drayson Racing Team in the GT2 Aston Martin Vantage in the American Le Mans Series in 2008 and the Le Mans Series this year. The Brit is thankful for the chance to race in the discipline's premier class aboard the LMP1 Lola-Judd at the 1000-mile ALMS race at Road Atlanta.

"It is a dream come true to get the call-up to P1 and it's going to be a massive challenge. It's a really exciting prospect to get into an LMP1 car for the first time at Petit Le Mans and going through that 10-hour race against the Peugeots and Audis", said Cocker for

"Because of my lack of experience in single-seaters and high-downforce cars, it's going to take a little bit to get used to. But speaking to people like Darren [Turner] and Tomas [Enge], who have all driven GT cars and made the transition to LMP1, has given me a lot of confidence", added the Brit.

"Transfering from GT cars to prototypes, considering the speed, is not actually as big a step as people think. Obviously I'll only be able to tell you that having done it for myself, but having spoken to a lot of drivers I think it will be tricky but it's all going to make sense", continued Jonathan.

"We've got a couple of days testing at Road Atlanta prior to the event that's going to be a good headstart for us", concluded Cocker.
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