Josh Pierson, 16, youngest driver in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans


Josh Pierson was born on February 14, 2006 in Portland, United States. The teenager will mark the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans since he will be the youngest driver in the history of the race in 90 editions. The 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place on June 11 and 12.

an amazing boy

The young man is already impressive on the circuit. Thibaut Villemant, channel consultant The Team and former journalist for Auto Weeklysaid in particular in mid-March, as noted 20 Minutes: « He was stunning during the 1,000 miles of Sebring (USA)« . Especially since it was a circuit « extremely complicated »according to the specialist.

Now the young Josh Pierson prepares to participate for the first time in the 24 hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 category (sport-prototypes). The race is scheduled for June 11 and 12. According to Guillaume Nedelechead of sports at Le Mans at Ouest-France: « he is a good driver and he is very well surrounded by the team of the British team United Autosports« . Also, he can count on experienced teammates that« he really listens »reports Thibaut Villemantco-author of the official book of 24 hours of Le Mans.

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A matter of pressure management

If the young Josh is already known in the middle, the boy will have to show maturity in 24 hours of Le Mans. Guillaume Nédélec believes that the event is not a difficult race in itself, « but it is rather the management of the pressure that there is all around that is complicated ». And the test will also be physical because it will be very hot in the vehicles.

Thibaut Villemant increasing the specificity of the Mans is that « everyone is tired even before the start of the race ».

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