ANOTHER STRONG ALMS CONTINGENT HEADED TO LE MANS
Highcroft, Corvette, Lizards, Level 5 and Robertson Racing among the entries
A collection of the best teams and manufacturers from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron will head to the Sarthe region of France in June for the 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Flying Lizard Motorsports and Corvette Racing each have two entries, Highcroft Racing moves up to LMP1, and Robertson Racing and Level 5 Motorsports will make their debut in the world's most famous auto race.
A total of 56 cars are on the preliminary list. Flying Lizard has one Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in both the GTE Pro and GTE Am. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, 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. The Lizards have raced at Le Mans with single-car efforts every year since 2005 and were third in GT2 that year.
Corvette Racing is back at Le Mans again with two cars in GTE Pro. GM's factory road-racing team will send two brand new Corvette C6.Rs to France in an effort to win for the first time in the class. Corvette won in GT1 six times at Le Mans.
Robertson Racing - owned by the husband-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 entry for GT cars as well. Additionally, Krohn Racing will enter a Ferrari F430 GT in GTE Am.
In the prototype ranks, two-time and defending ALMS champion Highcroft Racing will field Honda Performance Development's new LMP1 car at Le Mans. The Duncan Dayton-owned squad debuted last year in LMP2.
Scott Tucker's Level 5 Motorsports is among the teams making its inaugural run at Le Mans. Last year's LMPC champion in ALMS has entered an HPD- powered Lola coupe in LMP2.
The 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida is set for 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday March 19. The race will be shown live and in its entirety on ESPN3.com and americanlemans.com starting at 10 a.m. ET. ABC will provide coverage from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 20. Visit the American Le Mans Series' schedule page for information on tickets and area accommodations.