Clearwater Reveals Drivers for Second 24H Le Mans Entry

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Clearwater Racing has revealed that Richard Wee, Alvaro Parente and Hiroki Katoh will share driving duties in its second Ferrari 488 GTE at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

They join Weng Sun Mok, Matt Griffin and Keita Sawa who were previously announced in the team’s first GTE-Am entry for the French endurance classic.

Singaporean driver Wee has focused his efforts on the GT Asia Series in recent years, while Super GT regular Katoh returns to La Sarthe for his first attempt at the race since 2008.

McLaren GT factory driver Parente will compete at Le Mans for the second time, following an entry with Ram Racing in 2014.

The reigning Pirelli World Challenge champion is also set to remain an integral part of McLaren’s GT3 roster this season.

Of note, Clearwater also announced that Wee, Parente and Katoh will use the chassis that Sam Bird and Davide Rigon raced in the GTE-Pro category last season.

2 Comments

  1. Zarkull

    March 8, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Clearwater seems to be doing a very good job, that’s a rather interesting line up. Their progress will certainly be fun to follow.

  2. Mike D

    March 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Is it Matt Griffin or Rob Bell in the Mok/Sawa car? This article says Matt Griffin, but the linked article to “previously announced” says Rob Bell.

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