Ryan Briscoe to make Le Mans debut with Level 5 Motorsports

IndyCar race winner Ryan Briscoe will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut in June with the Level 5 Motorsports squad

Ryan Briscoe to make Le Mans debut with Level 5 Motorsports

Briscoe, who is without a full-time IndyCar drive this year, made his debut with the HPD-equipped LMP2 team in last month's American Le Mans Series opener at Sebring and will now stay with the squad for the remainder of the season, as predicted by AUTOSPORT.

That means he will be part of its two-car line-up for the remaining nine ALMS rounds, starting his weekend at Long Beach, and drive its solo HPD ARX-03b at Le Mans.

Briscoe, who raced for the Penske factory Porsche team in the ALMS in 2007-2008, said: "I'm very excited about this. I've been interested in going to Le Mans for a few years and this year was the perfect opportunity for me to go over there and get some experience.

"I'm not saying it was top of my list of priorities, but not having a full-time IndyCar drive gave me the chance to do it, and with a team that is going there to win the class.

"It is going to be a busy year for me, what with Le Mans, a full season in the ALMS and the Indy 500 [which he is contesting with Chip Ganassi Racing]."

Marino Franchitti, who was also part of the Level 5 line-up at Sebring, has been confirmed for Le Mans and the rest of the ALMS.

Franchitti and Briscoe will each share a car with team boss Scott Tucker in the ALMS and the three will join up in the solo entry at Le Mans.

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