Michael Andretti has announced that they are aiming to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with their new partner, Wayne Taylor Racing.
January 25, 2023 13:10
Another target for WTR and Andretti Autosport, which aims to run two Acuras in IMSA next year, is the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The team is competing with one Acura ARX-06 GTP this year, while the other Acura is owned by Meyer Shank Racing.
Honda’s luxury car brand Acura, which has shown little interest in the program outside of the US, may have to rebrand the car as Honda if it is likely to enter the Le Mans 24 Hours and WEC.
When asked if he would like to race at Le Mans, Andretti replied: “Of course we do, this is an important goal for us.”
“Our goal with our new partners is to participate in all the big series in the world, without a doubt Le Mans is one of the most important races. So of course we want to be there in the future.”
“This is a great time to be in sports car racing, you can’t find a better partner on this road than WTR. It’s one of those marriages made in heaven, and we look forward to building on that and growing it in the future.”
“Besides that, it is no secret that we want to be in Formula 1. We will have a European satellite, in fact we have already started the construction of one, but the new center will be bigger, this is the goal. the host station for the WEC team as well.”
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Wayne Taylor, on the other hand, said that having the name Andretti in his team could enable them to face rivals such as Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing.
Taylor added: “I think Le Mans is the only major motor race we haven’t won yet, so it’s definitely an important goal for all of us. That’s where we want to be.”
“Andretti brings it all: a big name, a big facility, great partners and success. They are as passionate and focused on racing as we are.
“We’re just going to go up. It’s not just good for Michael and I, it’s good for all our partners, we’re going to get to the top quickly.”