ACO confirms Race Performance as 56th team

As the ACO has not been notified of any further withdrawals just before the big Le Mans 24-Hours week, the club confirms that the Swiss Team, Race Performance will be the 56th team invited to compete in the 78th Le Mans 24 Hours.

In fact, the team, the first reserve, was already assured of taking part in the race because of the recent construction of an additional pit on the 24-Hours circuit, which increases its capacity to 56 starters.

Race Performance, already entered in the whole 2010 Le Mans Series, will race its English-built Radical SR9 Judd-engined prototype in the LM P2 category. Swiss driver Ralph Meichtry will share the car with two Frenchmen, Pierre Bruneau et Marc Rostan, who both have considerable Le Mans experience.

The Radical SR9 and its drivers will be in pit no. 28 in the middle of the pit building. On Monday 7th June, they will undergo scrutinering at 15h30 in the scrutineering and admin zone on the Place des Jacobins in the Le Mans town centre.

In 2011, 55 cars will be allowed to start. A 56th car presented by a team with a specific and original project will complete the list of entries.