American Teams Set Sights On Le Mans Glory


BRASELTON, Ga. — The best of the American Le Mans Series will travel to France June 11-12 to represent the series during the 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Flying Lizard Motorsports and Corvette Racing each have two entries in the historic event. Highcroft Racing will move up to the LMP1 class while Robertson Racing and Level 5 Motorsports will each make their Le Mans debuts.

A total of 56 cars are on the preliminary entry list for Le Mans. Flying Lizard has one Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in both the GTE Pro and GTE Am. The Automobile Club de l’Quest, sanctioning body for Le Mans, defines GTE Pro as a professional category and GTE Am for varying skill level of drivers and cars more than one year old.

Corvette Racing returns to Le Mans with two cars in GTE Pro. GM’s factory road-racing team will send two new Corvette C6.Rs to France in an effort to win for the first time in that class. Corvette has won in GT1 six times.

Robertson Racing, owned by the husband and wife duo of Andrea and David Robertson, will race one of its Ford GTs in the GTE Am class. A second Robertson Ford is on the reserve list for the GT class. Krohn Racing will also enter a Ferrari F430 GT in the GTE Am class.

In the prototype ranks, two-time defending ALMS champions Highcroft Racing will field Honda Performance Development’s new LMP1 at Le Mans. The team debuted last year at Le Mans in the LMP2 division.

Scott Tucker’s Level 5 Motorsports will make its debut at Le Mans this year. The defending ALMS LMPC championship team has entered an HPD-powered Lola coupe in LMP2.