Britain’s Johnny Herbert has been recruited by Audi to drive one of its factory-entered cars in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Herbert (37) won the Le Mans race in 1991 and teams-up with Rinaldo Capello and fellow Italian Christian Pescatori at Le Mans on 15-16 June with the similar Infineon Audi R8 of former British Touring Car Champion Frank Biela (D), Tom Kristensen (Den) and Emanuele Pirro (I) - the 2000 and 2001 Le Mans race winners for Audi.
Herbert said: "I’m delighted Audi has given me another realistic opportunity to win what is arguably the world’s toughest and most famous motor race. The Infineon Audi R8 finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 2000 and its two-car entry netted a 1-2 last year so the Audi is without doubt the car to be driving in such a gruelling marathon."
The popular British driver will make his début for the two-car factory Audi squad in the Sebring 12-Hours on 16th March, the opening round of this year’s ALMS championship in America.