The final hours of the 78th Le Mans 24 Hours ran every gamut of emotion, from the abject despair of Peugeot, to the euphoric delight of those who won their classes. Strakka Racing is proud not only to have won LMP2 at the team’s first attempt, but to have done so in dominant style; leading from pole to finish; setting a new class lap record; completing the greatest distance ever covered by an LMP2 car; crossing the line in the highest position yet achieved in LMP2 (5th overall), and winning the Michelin Green X Challenge award for Le Mans 2010.
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Le Mans LE MANS, FRANCE, Sunday, June 13, 2010: Highcroft Racing completed its goal of finishing the toughest endurance sportscar race in the world today at the 24 Hours of Le Mans - but the reigning American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions discovered why the classic event is the ultimate test of man and machine.
Marino Franchitti completed two laps at the end of the 24 event, completing a stint which actually began six hours earlier after David Brabham handed over the reigns shortly after 9.00am.
Reigning American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions Highcroft Racing will race in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans after being announced this morning as one of the 55 teams selected to contest the French endurance classic.
Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham - the winner of last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with Peugeot - was in attendance at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) press conference this morning in France.
Young French sportscar star Simon Pagenaud will join the championship-winning Patrón Highcroft Racing squad alongside David Brabham for the 2010 American Le Mans Series.
Pagenaud has been a key rival of the Danbury, CT-based team with de Ferran Motorsports over the past two seasons but will now join forces with Brabham to form a potent attack at the Honda Performance Development factory squad armed with the newly revised ARX-01c chassis.
DANBURY, CT, Monday, November 23, 2009: After becoming the top point-scoring Acura team for each of the past three seasons and earning the brand’s first LMP1 championship in 2009, Patrón Highcroft Racing will continue its relationship with Honda Performance Development (HPD), the racing arm of American Honda Motor Company, in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.