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The Racer's Group ready to take on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. LE MANS, France -- June 10, 2002 -- The final preparations have been completed here in the United States as The Racer's Group left for France this past weekend to compete in the 70th ...

The Racer's Group ready to take on the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

LE MANS, France -- June 10, 2002 -- The final preparations have been completed here in the United States as The Racer's Group left for France this past weekend to compete in the 70th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 15 and 16. The Racer's Group will now see if its setup, planning and preparations will stand up to the ultimate challenge of running the grueling 24 hour race. Kevin Buckler, who is the owner of the No. 81 GT Porsche and also co-driving with Porsche factory drivers Lucas Luhr and Timo Bernhard, is confident that the team is ready.

"We have been working non-stop for almost three months. I have to say so far that everything is nearly perfect. The team, crew, car, equipment; everything has been meticulously prepared. We are in a fantastic Porsche and on the best tires (Michelins) at Le Mans. The pre-qualifying session was flawless and ending up on the top of the time charts was exceptional. The team is getting on the plane with more conviction and fighting spirit than I have ever seen. We all know we can do this. Racing is a tough business and endurance racing can be especially cruel, but we are prepared to try to win this race. This is Le Mans and we will be relentless," stated Buckler.

The Racer's Group is a manufacturer and distributor of high performance Porsche parts, an engine and chassis building and tuning facility, a full service Porsche prep facility and a professional race team. Additionally, they provide electrical and mechanical engineering services, driver development and "arrive and drive" services. They are also the North American distributor of the UNICHIP, a fully programmable piggyback computer system that enhances the performance of streetcars and currently support approximately 130 dealers in the U.S. The Racer's Group is at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, California.

The Racer's Group is excited to welcome its primary sponsors ThaList.com, Rennlist.com, Adobe Road Winery, Mail2web.com the Natalie Streather fund and Suncoast Porsche to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

To learn more about The Racer's Group, visit rennlist.com/racing/ or theracersgroup.com. Digital photos available.

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Lucas Luhr , Kevin Buckler , Timo Bernhard