It has been officially announced today (Monday 16 April) that Murphy Prototype Racing will be one of sixty two cars competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours on Saturday 16 June 2012.
The race is organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and runs on the Circuit de la Sarthe, a circuit containing a mix of closed public roads and specialist motor racing circuit. The race is designed to test both car and drivers’ ability to be quick as well as being able to maintain the performance over a 24 hour period.
Murphy Prototype Racing, founded by Dublin-based green energy entrepreneur, Greg Murphy, made their European Le Mans debut in the first race of this season at Le Castellet in France. They have just accepted an invitation to compete in the race known as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency.
Commenting, Greg Murphy said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to be taking part in this year’s Le Mans 24 hours race and it is an honour that we will be there.”
“This is only our first season in the European Le Mans but we’ve already shown that we can compete and challenge the best of them and that’s exactly what will be required from us in the Le Mans 24 hour. We’ll have a lot of time over there to test the car and get ourselves fully prepared for the race.”
“This will be a new challenge for Murphy Prototype Racing but it is one we’re ready for and we are thrilled that we will be competing.”