Alex Tagliani is one of Canada’s greatest racers. Tagliani starting karting at 10 years old, and was a natural. “I was racing in the World Championship with kids eight to twelve years old. I was only ten and I was faster than everybody,”. Following a stay in Italy as a child, Tagliani returned back home to Canada with his go-kart by boat.
From karts to IndyCar, Tagliani’s career has spanned many disciples, but his move to Sports Cars is the most dramatic yet.
Tagliani will make his LMP3 debut this weekend as part of the Craft-Bamboo Racing line-up for the opening round of the FRD LMP3 Series in Zhejiang, China. The cars will carry liveries inspired by characters from Cars 3.
Mathias Beche and James Winslow will drive the No.95 Ligier LMP3 prototype, which’ll be decked out in the livery of Lightning McQueen.
Meanwhile the No.20 of Alex Tagliani and Greg Taylor will feature the colours of his rival, Jackson Storm.
Whether the windscreen eyes will be included or not, we’re not sure. Visibility over realism? In the film, Lightning McQueen tries to bounce back from a huge shunt and fight his way back into the sport that he’s been pushed out of by a new generation of racers – led by arch nemesis Jackson Storm.
The LMP3 machines will use the Cars 3 liveries for the opening two rounds, which take place at the Zhejiang International Circuit and Shanghai International Circuit.
The tie-up doesn’t stop there, though. The garages will also be decorated in Cars 3 colours, with each side representing the two leading characters.