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Fernando Alonso allowed to race in 2018 Le Man’s 24 Hours

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing can confirm its drivers for the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season, with Fernando Alonso joining the line-up.

The team has officially submitted its entry and will participate in all eight rounds of the 2018-19 season with two hybrid-powered race cars as it targets victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the WEC World Championships.

The Spaniard strongminded to complete motorsport’s ‘Triple Crown’, which is racing in Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans

Alonso, who missed the Monaco Grand Prix in 2017 and to take part in the Indianapolis 500, will merge his McLaren F1 commitments to race in many sportscar events this season after striking a secondary deal with Toyota.

McLaren F1 team confirmed, Alonso will not miss any of the 21 F1 races this season.

“I’ve never been shy about my aim of winning motorsport’s Triple Crown,” Alonso said. “We tried for Indy last year, came close, but just missed out.

“This year, I have the chance thanks to McLaren to race for the win at Le Mans. It is a big challenge – much can go wrong – but I am ready, prepared and looking forward to the fight.”

“My deal to race in WEC was only made possible through the good understanding and strong relationship I have with McLaren,” Alonso added. “I’m very happy that they listened and understood what this means to me.

“In no way will this challenge take away from my main target of Formula One with McLaren. In 2018, my aim is to be competitive at every grand prix, and I feel sure that we are closer to achieving that.”

Alonso and McLaren will be uneasy for a return to the sharp end of the F1 grid this year. They will be powered by Renault in 2018 after ending their terrible relationship with Honda.

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