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One All-American Driver Team Among Entries For 24 Hours Of Le Mans
June 13, 2013
The Strakka Racing #21 Honda-HPD ARX-03c in LM P1, with Danny Watts, Jonny Kane and Nick Leventis at the wheel, will be the only British trio at the famed endurance race in 2013.
One All-American Driver Team Among Entries For 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Patrick Dempsey and teammates Joe Foster and Patrick Long (#77 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in LM GTE Am) will be the only all American drivers' line-up to race this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Like in 2012, the Strakka Racing #21 Honda-HPD ARX-03c in LM P1 will display the Union Jack on the shark fin to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, but also because Danny Watts, Jonny Kane and Nick Leventis are very proud of being the only British trio at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2013.

They will once again fight against Rebellion Racing, especially in the quest of the Trophy of LM P1 privateers in the FIA-WEC.

There are four 100 percent French drivers' line-ups this year, and the first two will compete in LM P2. Behind the wheel of the #36 Alpine A450, Nelson Panciatici, Pierre Ragues and Tristan Gommendy are among the clear favourites in the class following the lap times during the Test Day on June 9.

Jacques Nicolet, Jean-Marc Merlin and Philippe Mondolot won't go unnoticed since their OAK Racing #45 Morgan-Nissan is the official "Art car"designed by Fernando Costa for the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

There are two more French drivers' line-ups in the LM GTE Am class: Emmanuel Collard-François Perrodo-Sébastien Crubile (ProSpeed Compétition #75 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) and Raymond Narac-Christophe Bourret-Jean Karl Vernay (Imsa Performance Matmut #76 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR).

Italy and Denmark also have their own national teams with Giancarlo Fisichella-Gianmaria Bruni-Matteo Malucelli (AF Corse #51 Ferrari 458 Italia) and Christoffer Nygaard-Kristian Poulsen-Allan Simonsen (Aston Martin Racing #95 Aston Martin Vantage V8). They will respectively race in LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am.

Click the following links for further information on the entry list, classes and program of the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans scheduled for June 22-23.