Sebastien Loeb will try his new team's ORECA-Nissan LMP2 car in the Le Mans test day on June 3.
The Sebastien Loeb Racing team does not have an entry for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, but is taking advantage of a rule that allows teams not doing the endurance classic itself to participate in the test day. Loeb's team finished second in the European Le Mans Series opener at Paul Ricard with Stephane Sarrazin, Nicolas Minassian and Nicholas Marroc.
Sarrazin and Minassian already have Le Mans drives with Starworks and Pescarolo respectively, so will not be available for Loeb. So far, the World Rally legend is the only driver confirmed in the car for the test. AUTOSPORT magazine reported earlier this month that Loeb was open to the idea of racing for his squad later in the year, and was aiming for a Le Mans entry in 2013.
The eight-time WRC champion has always admitted that he set up Sebastien Loeb Racing as a project for when he eventually retires from motor racing. Loeb raced at Le Mans with Pescarolo in 2005 and '06.