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World Challenge: JF Dumoulin weighing in McLaren MP4-12C CAN-AM drive

Two-time 24 Hours of Daytona winner Jean-François Dumoulin is weighing in a 2014 drive in the World Challenge, aboard a McLaren MP4-12C CAN-AM.

Dumoulin's named popped up as MIA Motorsports, based in St-Eustache, Quebec, started looking for a series to race its MP4-12C CAN-AM, in essence a special edition of a special edition of special car.

The McLaren MP4-12C tested by Dumoulin.
The McLaren MP4-12C tested by Dumoulin. (Photo: Philippe Champoux)

The NASCAR Canadian Tire driver is a close friend of the owner. It's all still in the pipeline for now, but as the 37-year-old told La Presse, the World Challenge is cheaper than the rival United SportsCar Championship (USCC) and the timing is good.

"MIA wants to built something," Dumoulin explained.

"It's somewhat more expensive than (for example) NASCAR Canadian Tire, but it's still cheaper than USCC racing," he added.

"It would also be the first McLaren in the World Challenge, and coincide with the brand's 50th anniversary."