MacNeil Lands 24 Hours Of Le Mans Ride
“Larbre has won the big race three years in a row, it obviously says a lot about the team and the car. I’m hoping to make it four. Winning the ALMS GTC championship last year and now Sebring has been great. I am looking forward to going over to France and racing with Larbre Competition in the Corvette. I’m excited for the whole Le Mans experience.”
“My first run in the car will be in May at the team’s home track. I’ll be in the car for the Le Mans test day, to get my first taste of that great eight mile circuit. I’ve heard really good things about the car. My ALMS teammate Jeroen Bleekemolen drove the car last year and said it’s super easy to drive and a blast. That’s reassuring to me. I was talking to Pratt & Miller Corvette Racing crew chief, Dan Binks, and he is going to help with some video and data. Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin have also offered every assistance. I am planning to be pretty well prepared when I show up at Le Mans in June.”
Jack LeConte, Larbre Competition team owner, welcomes MacNeil to the team for Le Mans.
“Larbre has a long-term and close relationship with Chevrolet, Corvette Racing USA and Pratt & Miller,” LeConte said. “Larbre has won the LMGTE/AM class at Le Mans the last three years. Larbre Competition is preparing all details to win this great race for a fourth time in a row. In 2013, we are welcoming Cooper MacNeil, a young American driver, to build up a new page for Corvette and Larbre at Le Mans. Since we signed this agreement, I have had my eye on the American race tracks where Cooper is racing, and I am pleased to point out an impressive win in GTC at the 12 hours of Sebring three weeks ago. We will push with him to fight for another impressive win on June 23 at Le Mans.”