Marco Andretti joins Rebellion Racing for Le Mans

MARCO ANDRETTI AT LE MANS 24 HOURS WITH REBELLION RACING! REBELLION Racing are proud to announce their full driver lineup for the forthcoming 78th edition of Le Mans 24 Hours. American Marco Andretti will drive alongside Frenchman Nicolas...

MARCO ANDRETTI AT LE MANS 24 HOURS WITH REBELLION RACING!

REBELLION Racing are proud to announce their full driver lineup for the forthcoming 78th edition of Le Mans 24 Hours.

American Marco Andretti will drive alongside Frenchman Nicolas Prost and Neel Jani from Switzerland in the #12 Lola-Rebellion LMP1 during the legendary Le Mans race.

The son of Michael Andretti and grandson of racing legend Mario Andretti will have his first drive in the Lola-Rebellion when he joins the team during the official Le Mans Series test days at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track on 7th and 8th March.

With their highly talented driver squads, mixing strong experience of the Le Mans race and young guns, the Swiss team is, once again, demonstrating its ambition for success in la Sarthe.

Marco (Michael) Andretti was born March 13, 1987 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in the USA. He won the 2004 Barber Formula Dodge National and Southern class. In 2005 he raced in the Star Mazda series and also competed in six races in the Indy Pro Series, winning three of them. Marco moved to Indy Racing League in 2006, earning the Rookie of the Year performance at Indianapolis 500 and finishing second in the race. From that time, Marco's career has been focused on Indy Racing League finishing 7th in the series in 2006 and 2008 and scoring another Indy 500 podium in 2008.

Aside from IRL, in 2006 and 2007 Marco Andretti took part in Honda F1 testing and in 2008 he raced with the Acura LMP2 at the Sebring 12 Hours and Petit Le Mans, on both occasions delivering great performances in a prototype. Marco was also A1 Team USA driver during the 2008-09 A1 Grand Prix season.

Team Manager, Bart Hayden, welcomed Marco to the team, "we believe that Marco will fit perfectly with his two co-drivers in the #12 Lola-Rebellion. He has shown that he has the ability to compete at the highest level of motorsport. All three drivers in the #12 car raced at the same time in the A1GP series so they know each other from those days. When we get to Le Mans, Marco will be able to draw on the experience of the rest of the guys in the team and we are looking forward to seeing him in the car at the Paul Ricard test in March."

-source: rebellion racing

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Michael Andretti , Mario Andretti , Marco Andretti , Bart Hayden , Neel Jani , Nicolas Prost
Teams Rebellion Racing