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Brundle rules out 2000 Le Mans

Martin Brundle has ruled out an assault on next year's Le Mans 24 Hours race

The sportscar star who started this year's race from pole, before retiring after five hours, is set to skip the 2000 race.

The ITV commentator said he 'had his fill of Le Mans for a little while.'

The 40-year-old added, 'At the moment, I'm not planning to drive there next season.

'We'll see what the new year brings, but I can't see anything for me to drive.

'No one has asked me to do it, but if I got an offer, I'd probably say no.'

Brundle made his Le Mans debut in 1987, when he led the race in a third string Jaguar XJR8 before retiring.

He eventually won in 1990 and was hoping for similar success this year before a blow-out dashed his hopes.

'The past three years have been a lot of work and not a lot of reward,' said Brundle.

'I've done thousands of miles of testing.

'The build-up has been massive, only to be followed by massive disappointment.

'The race is too much aggravation.'

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