Panis, PR1 and Graff show their colours

As tradition dictates, there are several one-off liveries for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports #24 and Panis Racing #65 are both run by the French Tech1 team, so the cars have a very similar design.

PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports #24
Graphics: Tech1

PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports #24 got their Le Mans entry this year thanks to Patrick Kelly, who won the LMP2 championship in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning a Le Mans entry. Kelly will be joined by Simon Trummer and Gabriel Aubry. Those two drivers have been around the team for the last several seasons, and has secured a lot of good results for them. So it was only natural to go with those two for Le Mans, with the LMP2 Pro/Am entrant, with Kelly being classified as Bronze in the driver ranking.

Panis Racing #65
Graphics: Tech1

Panis Racing #65 is one of the full season European Le Mans Series teams, and they will bring the exact same line-up. The former Formula 1 driver, Will Stevens is the lead driver, but he gets plenty of support from James Allen, who is doing a very good job in the car. Julien Canal is the third and final driver in the car, and he has a close connection to the Le Mans area, being the franchise owner of the famous restaurant chain with the yellow M – with one of those restaurants being located halfway down the Mulsanne Straight. The team is full of self-confidence, having won the most recent ELMS race at Monza, plus they were on the Le Mans podium in 2020.

SO24-DIROB by Graff #39 is every commentator’s nightmare, not only by name, but also related to the colours, since red, white and blue on many of the cars, including High Class Racing and Glickenhaus Racing, could look very similar at first glance. Vincent Capillaire, Arnaud Robin, and Maxime Robin will share the car in the LMP2 Pro/Am classification. A Silver, Bronze and Silver is not only the lowest-ranked LMP2 team, but also in the whole field. The Robin family is usually participating in the LMP3 category in ELMS, while Capillaire has raced in the LMP2 category at Le Mans before.

SO24-DIROB by Graff #39
Graphics: Graff Racing

It’s the first of many special liveries, that are going to be revealed in the near future. The test day prior to the 24-hour race is run on 15 August, with the race itself being run on 21.-22. August 2021.

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