Caterham Motorsport have high hopes for the weekend ahead as they are set to make their debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class with the aid of Greaves Motorsport.
Driving duties will fall to Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver and Caterham Racing GP2 driver, Alexander Rossi, who will share driving duties with double LMP2 class-winner, Tom Kimber-Smith and Eric Lux.
“The team, the drivers and the car are all ready” said Caterham Technology CEO Mike Gascoyne. “There are so many factors that will play a part during an event like this but we have the expertise to succeed and you always go into a motor race aiming to win.”
Caterham will be using this weekend to evaluate a possible future in Prototype racing for the manufacturer and will be looking to learn as much as they can.
Rossi is looking forward to continuing breakthrough year which has seen him take part in Friday F1 tests alongside his GP2 driving duties. “The lure of Le Mans is like no other motor racing event – it is a one-off in that sense and I am proud to be competing should-to-shoulder with our team and co-drivers.”
He added: “With the official test complete and a number of laps under our belt, I feel very comfortable and confident. I desperately want our team, myself and my co-drivers to do well. We are also all very aware how important it is to have a reliable car that run the distance and be competitive. It is time to get down to business.”