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24 Hours of Le Mans

Murphy Prototype to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hour

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.”

Discussion

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  1. Wait a minute… 62 cars at Le Mans?

    Posted by SchellZ | April 19, 2012, 10:26
  2. Probably the 56 starters and then some provisional cars that can only compete if teams drop out prior to the race.

    Posted by dave henrie | April 22, 2012, 2:51
  3. I have a feeling it is a slight mistake on Planet Le Mans’ part, because the Le Mans Test has an entry of 62 cars.

    Posted by SchellZ | April 22, 2012, 5:52
  4. @Everybody:
    Murphy was originally on the reserve list, but meanwhile so many teams have quit that they were invited for one of the 56 primary places. On the current ACO entry list there are only 59 cars left (56 plus 3 reserve, which are the second Kodewa Lotus in LMP2, the third Felbermayr Porsche and the second IMSA Porsche). The test days have 62 entries because LMP-C cars and additional LMP2 cars from the ELMS are allowed for the test.
    Among others, Dyson is not on the entry list any more!

    Posted by kw | April 22, 2012, 18:53
  5. I noticed that PLM has not posted the entry list and the “liste officiel” on lemans.org has not been updated with the full driver line-up. What gives? We’re not that far out.

    Posted by Mark Gilvey | May 23, 2012, 4:10

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