Le Mans »

Andretti name to return to La Sarthe

The famed Andretti name to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours as Rebellion Racing names Marco Andretti as part of its line-up for 2010
One of the most famous names in motorsport will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours this season after Rebellion Racing confirmed that Marco Andretti will drive on its cars for the French classic.

The son of Michael Andretti and grandson of Mario Andretti will join forces with Nicolas Prost and Neel Jani at the wheel of one of the Rebellion-powered Lola Coupes as the Andretti name returns to La Sarthe for the first time since 2000 when Mario Andretti teamed with David Brabham and Jan Magnussen in a Panoz Motorsports LMP1 roadster.

The IndyCar racer will get the chance to sample the Lola-Rebellion for the first time during the official Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard next month.

“We believe that Marco will fit perfectly with his two co-drivers in the #12 Lola-Rebellion,” team manager Bart Hayden said. “He has shown that he has the ability to compete at the highest level of motorsport.

“All three drivers in the #12 Lola raced at the same time in the A1GP series so they know each other from those days. When we get to Le Mans, Marco will be able to draw on the experience of the rest of the guys in the team and we are looking forward to seeing him in the car at the Paul Ricard test in March."

The addition of Andretti to the Rebellion line-up, along with Prost, means a number of famous motorsport names are set to be represented on the grid, with Mansell and Brabham also featuring on an increasingly evocative entry.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Indy Racing League.  July 31-Aug. !, 2009. Kentucky Speedway. Sparta, Ky. USA. Marco Andretti.
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Mark Webber (AUS)
Mark Webber (AUS)
Mark Webber (AUS)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oli Webb (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Oliver Turvey (GBR)
Harry Tincknell
Harry Tincknell

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.