Colombian driver Tatiana Calderón is set to make her return to the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) in 2023, competing in the premier LMP2 class for Team Virage. Calderón, who made her endurance racing debut with Richard Mille Racing Team in the ELMS in 2020, will be racing in six 4-hour endurance events on the top European circuits as part of the #19 LMP2 prototype.
Calderón will be competing in the Pro AM class alongside American driver Rob Hodes, categorized as Bronze, and Guatemalan driver Ian Rodriguez, categorized as Silver. The LMP2 Pro AM class is expected to have a formidable line-up with former Formula 1 drivers, including Juan Pablo Montoya, competing in the same class as Calderón.
Calderón’s participation in the ELMS is once again supported by international multi-platinum artist and pop culture icon KAROL G, through her foundation Concora, as well as backing from Terpel, AVL RACETECH, and Escudería Telmex, who continue to support the talented Colombian driver.
Thoughts on Tatiana’s return to the ELMS for Team Virage:
Julien Gerbi, Team manager:
“Tatiana’s addition to Rob and Ian on our LMP2 program is very welcome. She brings a lot of experience in different categories and supports the same causes as we do. We are excited to start this season with her, along with her partner AVL.”
Tatiana Calderón #19:
“ELMS is a super competitive championship, the LMP2 car with the full downforce kit as well as the engine mapping that makes it faster than those in the FIA World Endurance Championship is a lot of fun to drive. I’ve already had the opportunity to test with Team Virage and I am very happy with the opportunity they have given me. In Rob and Ian I have two teammates with whom we get along very well and I can’t wait to start the new season together.”