Lights star Rasmussen joins Period LMP2 crew for Petit Le Mans
Rasmussen will race alongside Period’s full-season drivers Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel in what can be his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut.
The Danish ace, who gained the 2020 USF2000 and 2021 Indy Professional 2000 titles with Jay Howard Driver Improvement, moved to Andretti Autosport’s Indy Lights steady for 2022 and clocked two wins and three runner-up finishes on his technique to sixth within the championship.
“I’m past excited to affix Period Motorsport’s LMP2 crew for Petit Le Mans,” stated Rasmussen, 22. “I had the prospect to check with the crew earlier this month and liked the automotive in addition to the environment.
“There can be plenty of firsts for me as I’m used to dash races with no pitstops and just one driver. That stated, I believe we’ve an opportunity to do very effectively on the race and I can’t wait to get again behind the wheel of the blue Period Motorsport machine.”
Coming into the 10-hour finale, Period’s Merriman and Dalziel lie second within the drivers’ championship whereas Period is third within the groups’ championship.
“We’re feeling nice heading into Petit Le Mans,” stated Merriman. “Our win at Street America was an ideal increase for everybody on the crew, and that carried over into our current take a look at. The hole between us and the factors leaders is extremely shut, however we’ve what it takes to get to the entrance.”
A mere 33 factors separate Merriman and Dalziel from Tower Motorsport’s John Farano, with a most of 185 factors out there this season.
“Coming off our win at Street America, we’re stuffed with confidence going into Petit,” stated Dalziel. “We’re difficult for a championship and made a driver change so we’ve tons to play for, however we had a robust take a look at just lately so we’re searching for good issues for Petit and into the offseason.”