Following the withdrawal of Starworks Motorsport from the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours, it will be replaced on the Le Mans 24-Hours grid by Swiss team Morand Racing.
Starworks Motorsport, winner of last year’s LM P2 category in the Le Mans 24 hours and WEC champion, was chosen by the Le Mans 24-Hours Selection Committee.
In compliance with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s regulations the place left vacant by the American team’s withdrawal for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours will be allocated to the first entrant on the LM P reserve list.
Thus, the no. 43 Morgan-Judd run by Swiss squad Morand Racing has been integrated into the list of entrants invited to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours on 22-23 June. The first driver nominated for the car is Swiss woman driver Natacha Gachnang.
This car is also entered in this year’s European Le Mans Series driven by Gachnang and Franck Mailleux. It will start the first round of this championship tomorrow 13th April on the Silverstone circuit (Great Britain).
This does not modify the number of entries (22) in the LM P2 category, the one with the highest number of cars among the 56 entered for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours. There are still four cars on the LM P reserve list and two on the LM GTE list since the withdrawal of the Ram Racing Ferrari F458 Italia from the LM GTE reserves.