Johnny Herbert joins Champion for Le Mans

New York, New York - At the traditional April Audi luncheon at the Tavern on the Green, Champion Racing announced that former Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert will pilot the Champion Audi R8 at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. The Florida based ...

New York, New York - At the traditional April Audi luncheon at the Tavern on the Green, Champion Racing announced that former Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert will pilot the Champion Audi R8 at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

The Florida based Champion team is campaigning a customer Audi R8 in the American Le Mans Series as well as the Le Mans classic. "We wanted to add more Le Mans experience to our driver lineup," said Dave Maraj, owner, Champion Motorsports. "Johnny was available and his addition to the team will give us a very strong driver roster for the legendary race."

"With the addition of Johnny Herbert, there is Formula 1 experience in each of the Audi sportscars at Le Mans. We have Emanuele Pirro, Michele Alboreto, Stefan Johansson and now Johnny Herbert," commented Len Hunt, head of Audi North America.

Herbert joins Ralf Kelleners and Didier Theys on the Champion squad.

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Stefan Johansson , Ralf Kelleners , Didier Theys , Michele Alboreto , Dave Maraj , Emanuele Pirro