Wurz to act as 24 Hours of Le Mans Grand Marshal in 2016


Two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans race winner Alexander Wurz will act as the Grand Marshal for this year’s event across the weekend of 18-19 June.

The Austrian racer, who retired from racing at the end of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, won the legendary event in 1996 and 2009, will be Grand Marshal for the first 24 Hours of Le Mans since he stepped out of his Toyota TS040 Hybrid at the end of 2015.

“I was so honoured, I love Le Mans.” revealed Wurz on the news that he was being asked to become Grand Marshal. “Since its existence, the race has never changed.

“It’s one of the most iconic events. I’m quite happy. I had a good career. I very much have enjoyed racing and have enjoyed the atmosphere.”

Wurz made one final race appearance in the recent Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing fifth alongside Lance Stroll, Brendon Hartley and Andy Priaulx in a Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Riley.