Larbre Competition will compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2017 for the 24th time. Since 1993, the team has entered 42 cars on starting grids.
Larbre has run top GT cars such as Porsche, Dodge, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Panoz Ford and Corvette, securing five class victories and several podiums. It also ran an LMP2 Morgan/Onroak prototype in 2014.
Larbre also has a tradition to bring young and promising drivers from around the world to Le Mans, such as Christophe Bouchut, Emmanuel Collard, Stéphane Ortelli, Sébastien Bourdais, Tiago Monteiro, Fabrizio Gollin, Patrice Goueslard, Vincent Vosse, Pedro Lamy, Gabriele Gardel, Julien Canal, Ricky Taylor, as well as several gentlemen drivers. In 2017, the Val de Vienne-based team will run Christian Philippon, Romain Brandela and Fernando Rees.
This year, as Larbre Competition was not able to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the sporting and marketing department of the team was able to benefit from complete freedom. For its 24th time entering the race, the team boldly decided to plan the “Human” project. With Romain Brandela already knowing Ramzi Adek, Jack Leconte and his team decided to give ‘carte blanche’ to the artist and handed over the iconic Larbre Competition #50 Corvette.
Interested by the human and sporting aspect of this project, Ramzi used his inspiration and creativity to promote the team, designing an exceptional livery to compete at Le Mans. Thanks to him, the #50 Le Mans ‘Human’ is heading to compete in the LMGTE Am class. The design is totally original and will completely transform during the night. It has been well-received by Jack Leconte and his team members and it should attract a lot of interest from the public around the Le Mans circuit.
As usual, Larbre Competition worked hard to prepare and fine tune the Corvette, making sure the car is race ready. Then it will be up to the three drivers to show how brave and consistent they are by shining in their category.
Following official scrutineering – in down town Le Mans – the team is now finalising preparations of the #50 for qualifying. Larbre is aiming to write its name into the record books at the 85th edition of the world’s biggest endurance race.