Montoya Lands 24 Hours Of Le Mans Ride

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Juan Pablo Montoya (IndyCar Photo)

United Autosports has confirmed Juan Pablo Montoya will join the team to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The former Formula One, NASCAR and Indy car racer will join Will Owen and Hugo de Sadeleer in the No. 32 Ligier JS P217 for his debut at the most prestigious endurance race in the world.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to experience Le Mans and I’m looking forward to joining United Autosports after they had such a strong finish at Le Mans last year,” Montoya said. “I’ve always watched the race so I’m very happy to finally be part of it. Hopefully we can have a shot at a win.”

Although Montoya will be making his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, he is no stranger to sports car racing, as he currently races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Team Penske.

Along with his Formula One career, Juan Pablo has also raced and won in NASCAR and IndyCar and became the only driver to win a CART Series title, the Indy 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona all at his first attempt.

Montoya has won many stand out races such as the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500. These victories mean he has won two out of three races in the Triple Crown of Motorsport, leaving the Le Mans 24 Hours the final race to conquer to complete this goal.

“Juan Pablo has been around racing for a long time now and he knows what it takes to win,” said team owner Zach Brown. “I’m sure he will bring experience and speed to the team, which is exactly what we need for such a demanding race as Le Mans.”