Confirmation entry for Scott Tucker Racing and his Level 5 Motorsports group came on Thursday for the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans. Tucker and his successful group will acquire on the 24-hour French endurance race. The confirmation was awarded from the Car Club de l’Ouest.
Tucker and his regular team driver, Christophe Bouchut will choose out the No. 33 Honda Performance Improvement ARX-03b in the 24 hour endurance race. Certainly one of two Honda powered LMP2 entries for the race this year. Level 5 will announce the other driver at a later date.
Tucker of Leawood, KS who is often a 5 times national driving champion and Degree 5 earned their invitation to Le Mans being a consequence of their triumph final year in the Petit Le Mans. They came in 6th location in general complete in the American Le Mans Series last. Tucker, Bouchut and Joao Barbosa took 5 victories with back-to-back titles in ALMS.
“We’re particularly proud of our past accomplishments and championships,” stated Tucker. “Getting an invitation to Le Mans is one thing we have labored very challenging for and we’re honored and humbled at the exact same time in receiving it. We’re going to plan and perform incredibly efficiently to represent USA in the best possible light on the world’s stage and are proud for becoming on the list of few American teams that competes within the highest level of sports car racing within the world.”
This can be Tucker’s 3rd year at Le Mans where he shall be facing strong competitors in LMP2 class. Level 5 has two groups within the 18 entries for your race. Tucker was the highest placed driver final year and completed on the podium. They utilised a Lola-Honda Coupe to consider 3rd spot final year; this year Level 5 can have a new HPD ARX-03b for that hottest, longest endurance race.
“We’re happy to be returning to Le Mans this year in what we feel is going to be a competitive package with the brand new HPD ARX-03b,” group manager David Stone mentioned. “With the time we’ve had with these cars from final year, particularly the Petit Le Mans, and what we’ll have between now as well as the Le Mans Check Day and race, will only add to our likelihood of getting especially competitive and reliable. I’m pleased to hear there is really a sizeable field in LMP2 and it should really be a very good fight.”
They're nonetheless working around the new HPD cars at Degree 5’s Madison, WI headquarters. They took delivery from the new ARX-03b chassis final week and anticipate one of many new LMP2 cars to be ready for the race at Sebring Worldwide Raceway in less than a week.
Each of Degree 5’s new cost-capped LMP2 cars will contend within the 60th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17. That can open the ALMS year as well as serve as the start off with the 2012 FIA Planet Endurance Championship. The 80th yearly 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for June 16-17, 2012.