Le Mans! Terry Borcheller is en route to France, where he'll compete in le 24 Heures du Mans June 14 and 15. It will be his fourth race and the third country in which he's competed in two weeks. He raced a motorcycle in the Baja 500, a...
Terry Borcheller is en route to France, where he'll compete in le 24 Heures du Mans June 14 and 15. It will be his fourth race and the third country in which he's competed in two weeks. He raced a motorcycle in the Baja 500, a prototype car in the Rolex Sports Car Series and a grand-sports car in the Grand-Am Cup. Now he's ready for a Ferrari!
Borcheller, of Phoenix, will drive the No. 94 Risi Competizione Ferrari 360 Modena with Ralf Kelleners of Germany and Anthony Lazzaro of Acworth, Ga. The race will be Borcheller's third at Le Mans, following a GTS podium in 2001 and a seventh-place GTS finish last year.
"I'm really looking forward to linking up with Risi and Ralf and Anthony again," he said. "I've had good results at Le Mans, so hopefully I'll get my first win this year. That's my goal."
Borcheller noted the Le Mans race, which covers 13.65 km of country roads, requires a steady drive. "I pace myself a little bit different," he said. "You want to give yourself a buffer because it's such a long race. You don't want to be the one to take the car out. You're going to run 10/10ths, but you're better off not to put it on the edge as much.
"As with any 24-hour race, you can't leave anything undone. Everything has to be thought through from food to preparation of the drivers and the team. Nothing can be left undone or you're going to have problems."
Scrutineering of Borcheller's Ferrari is set for 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 10. Night practices are Wednesday and Thursday, June 11 and 12, from 7 pm to midnight. The driver parade, attended by 130,000 fans, is scheduled for 6 pm Friday, June 13. The 24-hour race will start at the traditional hour of 4 pm on Saturday, June 14. (CET / ET+6h)
Le Mans action will be telecast on SPEED Channel on June 14 from 9 am to 1 pm, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm to 8 pm. The network will return on June 15 from 12:30 am to 10:30 am. (ET)