Young guns. It's a handy, even snappy, phrase to plonk in front of the names Oliver Jarvis and Marco Bonanomi, two drivers racing with the Audi factory team at the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time this weekend. It's not an entirely accurate description given that they are both beyond their mid-20s and sharing a car with a driver, in Mike Rockenfeller, who is less than 18 months older but already a winner of the French enduro.
Yet Jarvis and Bonanomi are, most definitely, part of a new guard within the German manufacturer's sportscar squad. They have been plucked from elsewhere in Audi's motorsport empire and both know they have the chance to become the next Allan McNish or Rinaldo Capello some time down the line.
Jarvis, in fact, name checks three-time Le Mans winner Capello rather than fellow countryman McNish when he talks about his aspirations on joining Audi's sportscar squad.
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