SRT Viper Ready for Le Mans Comeback
Already racing in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the two race-ready SRT Viper GTS-Rs have been tamed by Marc Goossens, Dominik Farnbacher, Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer. The four drivers will be joined by Tommy Kendall and Ryan Dalziel, as the 24 Hours of Le Mans required a three driver lineup for each competing vehicle.
“Racing is a cornerstone of Viper’s illustrious history,” said Ralph Gilles, president and chief executive officer for the SRT brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “Le Mans is a world stage. The GTS-R has enjoyed great success at Le Mans in the past and we’re excited to start a new chapter of Viper racing at that historic venue.”
“Racing is in our name – Street and Racing Technology – so the line is very blurred between what we do on the road and what we do on the track. We’ve enjoyed some past success at Le Mans, so you want to not only show well, but also run competitively on the track. The whole motorsports world is watching and it’s extremely exciting for us to be part of it and a big challenge to do well,” said Beth Paretta, director of marketing and operations at SRT.
The 81st edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is set to start on June 22 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France.