Nico Jamin, the little Prince of Endurance
The DUQUEINE driver Nico Jamin is one of the big names in the European Le Mans Series in LMP2. In his first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019, Nico Jamin shone by his speed at the wheel. Back on the atypical journey of the Frenchie.
Nico Jamin started motorsport in single-seater race car at the 2012 F4 French Championship. He finished seventh in the competition with being four times on the podium. The following season, the driver is propelled into Eurocup Formula Renault and Northern European Cup (NEC) with the ART Junior team.
After a complicated season, but still with a podium in NEC, he flies to the United States to participate in the US F2000 National Championship with the Belardi Auto Racing team.
For his first season, the Frenchie finished ninth in the championship, a good performance that will allow him to learn and evolve. The following year, he joined the current title team - Cape Motorsports - and found himself under the management of former Formula 1 driver Eric van de Poele.
On Winterfest, the US F2000 winter championship, Nico Jamin climbed four podium on five races and won the final. This last victory giving him double points, he won the title of the US F2000 National Championship Winterfest. He then goes on to win good results in the regular season and is crowned 2015 champion since his second participation.
The following year, he got stronger and joined the Indy 200 (Pro Mazda) and finished third in the championship. At just 21 years old, this great performance will be the intermediate step that will propel him into Indy Lights in 2017. Regarded as the antechamber of the Indy Car series, the Indy Lights championship is one of the major competitions in the United States. The Frenchie then finds a wheel at Andretti Autosport. He signed his first victory at Barber Motorsports Park in the third race of the season.
The 2017 year is well filled also with the opportunity of being behind the wheel of an LMP3 in IMSA Prototype Challenge and a KTM GT4 in Pirelli World Challenge. In both cases, the Frenchie is at ease and wins, for his start, the two races of the weekend. His campaign in Indy Lights finishes in seventh place with three victories on the clock.
In 2018, Nico Jamin returns to France and rides in Blancpain GT Series alongside the European Le Mans Series with Team DUQUEINE. A podium for his first appearance in LMP2 sets the tone for his opponents, Nico Jamin is there and people will have to pay attention to him. He has the last pole position of the year in Portimao. He will be considered at the end of the season as the best rookie of the ELMS.
In 2019, the Frenchie continues with Team DUQUEINE and focuses on the LMP2 in European Le Mans Series. With Richard Bradley and Pierre Ragues, he scored a podium during the Castellet race and a great performance for his start for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Romain Dumas and Pierre Ragues.