One of Yorkshire’s best known prestige and performance car dealers will be racing at Le Mans this year through their sponsorship partnership with Yorkshire endurance racer Jon Lancaster.
Redline Specialist Cars are one of the UK’s largest prestige and performance car specialists offering both sales and service from their state of the art facility in Knaresborough. Redline have grown from a small forecourt holding to a business that now sells over 100 cars every month from a vast selection of prestige and sports cars with names that are synonymous with the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans including Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi and Bentley.
Leeds-born Jon drives a Nissan-powered Gibson 015S prototype running in the LM P2 category of the European Le Mans Series for endurance racing team Greaves Motorsport secured by Kairos Technologies. The team were class winners of both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Le Mans Series in 2011 and have enjoyed considerable success since including a win at the 4 Hours of Silverstone in April. They have qualified P3 in class for the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Redline’s striking logo will take pride of place on Jon’s new Bell race helmet as he takes up the challenge of driving flat out for 24 hours as part of the three driver line-up for Greaves Motorsport secured by Kairos Technologies in the world’s biggest motorsport race.
Rob Milner, Director of Redline Specialist Cars:
We are delighted to be supporting Jon in his dream to win at Le Mans. We have known him for many years and are delighted that we will be working with a talented and dedicated driver and athlete as well as a friend. Winning at Le Mans is all about teamwork, dedication, belief and getting things right – we share those core values with Jon and his team and that is how we have managed to grow our business into one of the UK’s most high profile specialist car dealers. It’s a big bonus that we love cars and motorsport and that we are flying the Yorkshire flag together at Le Mans.
I’m so grateful to Redline for their support. Endurance racing is an extremely demanding sport and I could not compete at this level without the kind support of all my sponsors, family and friends. We qualified in P3 and are definitely contenders for a podium on Sunday but as the saying goes “to finish first, first you’ve got to finish”! Let’s hope we can bring it home for the team, all my sponsors and Yorkshire.
About the 24 Hours of Le Mans
- First run in 1923
- Over 250,000 motorsport fans attend the race weekend in June
- The race is broadcast in over 190 countries with a potential audience of over 800 million