Tony Kanaan will debut at 24h Le Mans as a replacement for Bourdais
The 2004 IndyCar champion and the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan has lots of experience in the sports car racing, including the overall victory at 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona, but he never contested at 24 hours of Le Mans. Finally, in this month’s endurance classic, Kanaan is supposed to debut at Circuit de la Sarthe, as a replacement for injured Sebastien Bourdais.
Following Frenchman’s injury in the qualifying for Indy 500, Dale Coyne Racing had to find a replacement for the rest of the 2017 IndyCar season but also the Chip Ganassi Racing was forced to find a replacement to drive the #68 Ford GT along with Joey Hand and Dirk Muller. It was decided that Kanaan, who’s driving for Chip Ganassi Racing in the IndyCar Series and won Daytona 24h with CGR, is the best possible solution.
The 85th edition of 24 hours of Le Mans is scheduled for June 17-18.