Many teams invited to the 24 Hours of Le Mans can be seen this weekend at the Paul Ricard circuit at the opening round of the Le Mans Series.
Photo : - Ferrari S.p.A
To retain their crown Le Mans, the German marque has a new 997 GT3-RSR with refined aerodynamics. The defending champions, Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz, are obviously the favourites for the 6 Hours of Le Castellet, but the cars of Prospeed Competition, Imsa Performance and GruppeM-Eterniti Racing host driver crews as competitive as that of Felbermayr-Proton.
The aggressive lines of the 458 GTC reflect perfectly the mood of a conqueror. For AF Corse, Fisichella-Melo and Bruni-Vilander form two crews. As for JMW Motorsport and Team Farnbacher, they rely respectively on Dunlop and Hankook tyres to gain a competitive edge.
Jota Sport takes the role of wild-card with a powerful Vantage and a talented driver in the person of Sam Hancock. For the British team, who will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours after six years of absence.
Photo: Paul Ricard HTTT, OFFICIAL TESTING FOR LE MANS SERIES, 12 March 2011. Beaten at the wire last year, Bruni-Fisichella will try to secure the Le Mans Series title this year.
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