F1 world champion to race alongside his son in sportscar event
19 August 2009

Former Formula One world champion Nigel Mansell will return to racing in this year's Autosport 1000km event at Silverstone next month.

Mansell, 55, will return to the cockpit after an absence of nearly two years when he races Team LNT's Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 prototype, alongside his son Greg and team boss Lawrence Tomlinson in the Le Mans Series season finale.

"It's going to be very special for me to be racing again at Silverstone where I've some on my most memorable wins," said Mansell.

"I'm delighted that Lawrence has given us the opportunity to compete in the Ginetta-Zytek."

Both Mansells tested the Ginetta GZ09s at Snetterton on Tuesday, having already driven one of the company's prototypes at Estoril over the winter.

Greg Mansell, who will make his sportscar debut at Silverstone, said: "I'm excited to be making my LMP1 debut and to racing at Silverstone alongside my father."

Greg's brother Leo Mansell will also be competing in the event in Team Modena's Ferrari 430 GT.

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The Silverstone 1000km event runs from 11-13 September 11-13.

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