Former Young Irish Racing Driver of the Year, Cian Carey, has signed his first professional contract to race in the European Michelin Le Mans Cup with Italian outfit TS Corse. The 26 year old will make the change from three successful years in Formula 3, winning back to back British F3 Cup titles, to endurance racing, as he takes on the new challenge of racing a prototype LMP3 car, sharing the car with Italian teammate Pietro Peccenini.
Over the past few months Carey has been working hard to make the step up to professional motorsport on the international stage, the hard work paying off with the support of his management team, Matt Griffin and John Clare. And what better way to do it, then by joining the Le Mans Cup grid, one of the biggest championships in the world.
“I’m absolutely delighted to announce the news. It’s been an intense few months so it's a big relief to finally share my plans. I travelled to Italy last week to meet the team and take part in an evaluation between myself and another driver they tested the week before. I progressed throughout the day to new surroundings of the car and track but I adapted rapidly and never put a foot wrong all day. Before leaving the circuit the team shared their interest in signing a deal, it was one of the most special feelings in my motorsport career to date. I am very impressed with the team and the performance from my team mate. It’s a new series for both the team and I, but I have full trust in the teams ability (TS Corse). It’ll be a steep learning curve of pit stops and long stints in the car but I’m very excited for the challenge ahead. I want to say a massive thank you to both my managers, Matt and John, who have put in so much work to get me in the right place, and to my loyal sponsor F Brazil Reinforcements for the continued support."
The European Le Mans cup championship calendar is visiting the worlds most iconic race venues. With the season set to start on the 17th of April in Barcelona. The headline race of the year supporting the 24 Hours of Le Mans in August. All races will be streamed live on YouTube over on the Michelin Le Mans Cup page.
To follow Cian’s season you can follow him on his Instagram for updates.
2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup Calendar