Caterham Preparing for 24 Hours of Le Mans Debut
According to the company, the move “reflects Caterham’s growing status and ambition on the international stage” and could further “elevate its position as a global authority in sportscar development ahead of the launch of its brand new model in 2016”. The No.41 Le Mans entrant will be driven by Caterham F1 Team reserve driver Alexander Rossi, LMP2 class-winner Tom Kimber-Smith and Eric Lux.
“Within Caterham Group, we have a great deal of experienced personnel with a wide range of technical expertise – from powertrain development to carbon composite design. While there won’t be any specification changes we can apply to the car for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, because the car is homologated for the whole season, we will be looking in more detail at how our various areas of expertise across both Caterham Technology & Innovation and Caterham Composites can be applied to a customer Sports Prototype program in future,” said Caterham Technology CEO, Mike Gascoyne.
The 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans race is scheduled to take place on June 22/23.