After a year of absence from the FIA World Endurance Championship, Larbre Competition will be back in the same GTE-Am category they raced since 2011, always with a Corvette. And, to honor the tradition, their comeback to the worldwide competition will be in a Corvette, most specifically the new Corvette C7.R, as they acquired one of the yellow American beasts that ran in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship.
Larbre Competition boss Jack Lecomte revealed his desire to use the C7.R last year in the FIA WEC, but as the new car was in its debut year, it was unelegible to run in the LMGTE-Am class. While conversations with Pratt & Miller continued with the goal of fielding a Corvette in 2015, they opted to run a Morgan-Judd in the European Le Mans Series race at Silverstone and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In both occasions they finish ninth in the LMP2 class.
About the drivers, Larbre will suffer major changes from the crew that raced in the 2013 season of the FIA WEC, as Fernando Rees went to Aston Martin and Julien Canal went to G-Drive Racing. At the moment, former 8Star Motorsports drivers Gianluca Roda and Paolo Ruberti were confirmed.
Larbre drivers will have their first taste of the Prat& Miller-built machine still in February, at Sebring.
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