HubAuto Racing has chosen to move into the GTE Pro category for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Taiwanese team is traditionally an Am team in the Asian Le Mans Series, and had their debut at Circuit de la Sarthe in 2020 in the GTE Am category.
There are currently 7 cars entered in GTE Pro, while there are (were) 24 in GTE Am. So the chances of a GTE Pro podium are statistically better. After the switch for HubAuto Racing, the balance is 8/23.
The team hasn’t announced any drivers yet, so we are not sure if they will follow the same route as WeatherTech Racing did last year, and this year as well, by fielding an Am line-up in GTE Pro, or if they will put three professional drivers in the car.
They entered a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo in last year’s race, but this time around, it will be a Porsche 911 RSR. That opens up the possibility of Porsche works drivers. There are a few names out there, like Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber, who currently have nothing announced for the race.
The team ran a Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the Asian Le Mans Series two months ago, but since Mercedes doesn’t have any GTE cars, the team has to go for another brand.
The 2021 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will run on 21-22 August 2021.