It may be an off weekend for the IZOD IndyCar Series, but Marco Andretti will race for a third straight weekend in one of auto racing's most famous endurance races. The Andretti Autosport driver will join Rebellion Racing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, racing a Lola LMP1 prototype (left) with the team's Le Mans Series regulars Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost, son of four-time World Champion Alain Prost.
"When I was contacted by the Rebellion Racing team I thought, 'Why not? I love those long stints even at night,' so I immediately accepted the invitation," said Marco, who will be the fourth Andretti to compete at Le Mans joining his grandfather Mario, his father Michael and his cousin John.
"I am very excited to race at this famous track where my family has been very successful in the past," he said. "Last month, I tested with the team at the Paul Ricard in southern France and I quickly adapted. Even in the rain, I did some fast laps. I know we have a slight disadvantage not driving a diesel engine P1 class car like Peugeot and Audi, but a top-five finish is realistic."