Australian IRL racer Ryan Briscoe will compete in the remaining three rounds of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in the LMP2 Penske Porsche RS Spyder. He will replace Sascha Maassen.
Briscoe was scheduled to compete only in the two endurance rounds of the ALMS, but was told overnight that he was required to add the sprint ALMS rounds in Detroit this weekend and Laguna Seca on October 18 to his schedule
“I knew I was going to race the RS Spyder in the 10-hour Petit Le Mans in Road Atlanta on October 04, but now I’ve been asked to race in Detroit this weekend and in the season finale at Laguna Seca,” said Briscoe. “I’m really excited about it. The RS Spyder is such an awesome car to race and I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel and hopefully getting amongst the points.” Briscoe will share the #6 Penske Porsche RS Spyder with veteran US racer Patrick Long in the remaining three rounds.
“This weekend I’m going to have to ‘double duty’ with both the Indy car and Porsche. It will be a tough assignment, but I’m a racing driver and I love to race so I say bring it on! “Detroit is like a home event for Team Penske so I’m sure the expectations will be high. But once you’re behind the wheel you forget about all the hype and get straight into race mode and just go out there and give it your best. “The racing in the ALMS – particularly the LMP2 class where the RS Spyder competes – has been hotter than ever, so there should be some really good wheel to wheel stuff out on the track,” says the winner of two IndyCar races this year. “Detroit is a fantastic mix of fast and slow corners so it’s quite a technical circuit, and I think that will suit the RS Spyder well.”
The Detroit race will be seen on SPEED in the US, For Australian fans you can listen in via Radio Le Mans.
with: Porsche Cars Australia Media