Absolute Racing returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in a new collaboration with Hardpoint Motorsport and Proton Competition.
The team will run in the GTE Am category, in Hardpoint Motorsport Porsche 911 RSR-19 #99 with Andrew Haryanto, Alessio Picariello, and Martin Rump behind the wheel. Rump is a rookie in the classic 24 hours race, while the other two were paired up in the 2021 edition.
Last year, Absolute Racing came to Le Mans with a Porsche 911 RSR-19 and finished in P7. They have been on the reserve list this year, overtaking the start permit two days before the scrutineering starts. They will work together with the German team Proton Competition, just like they are doing in the European Le Mans Series, but will run under the Hardpoint Motorsport banner, since it’s not allowed to change the team name, once the name is on the entry list. We have seen that in the past, with 2006 being one of them. Farnbacher Racing bought the entry from Seikel Motorsport, and Lars Erik Nielsen, Pierre Ehret and Dominik Farnbacher ended up finishing second in the GT2 category.
The program will start with the official Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day on Sunday 5 June, on the legendary track Circuit de La Sarthe in France, while the race will start on Saturday next week 11 June at 16:00 CET.