From the height of his 1m60, Lilou Wadoux continues to climb the ladder of motorsport and impress observers. After having started with karting at the age of 14 then in competition on Peugeot 206, Peugeot 208 Racing Cup and finally two seasons in the Alpine Europa Cup concluded with a first victory in the race and a 3rd place in the final general classification of the 2021 season, here she is projected into another sphere, that of the elite of endurance racing.
Recruited as driver No. 1 by the Richard Mille team, which is entering a 600 hp Oreca LMP2 prototype, she will be at the head of an all-female crew that will compete in the six rounds of the 2022 World Endurance Championship.
In this LMP2 category, it (with two other drivers whose names have not yet been revealed) will have to battle, among other things, with former Formula 1 drivers such as Robert Kubiça and Sebastien Bourdais, but also with the stars of endurance entered in LMP1 that are Mike Conway and Sebastien Buemi on Toyota or Nicolas Lapierre on Alpine and Loïc Duval at the wheel of the new Peugeot 9X8.
Lilou Wadoux during the rookie tests in November 2021 in Bahrain
Credit: Richard Mille Racing
The young Picardy girl, who will celebrate her 21st birthday on April 10, will begin the competition on March 18 in the United States with the 1000 miles of Sebring in Florida and will of course be present. at the 24 hours of Le Mans on June 11 and 12.
Since her debut in competition, RTL has always followed this young champion who last November took part, with Richard Mille Racing Team, in the rookie test organized at the end of the endurance season on the Sakhir circuit (Bahrain) where she was able to convince the team leaders to entrust him with the role of number 1 for the 2022 season.
The schedule for the 2022 World Endurance Championship season:
March 18: 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA)
May 7: 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
June 11&12: 24 Hours of Le Mans
July 10: 6 Hours of Monza (Italy)
September 11: 6 Hours of Fuji (Japan)
November 12: 8 Hours of Bahrain