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Castroneves Confirmed as Pla Replacement for Petit Le Mans

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner replaces Olivier Pla in Meyer Shank Racing lineup for Motul Petit Le Mans…

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Helio Castroneves will replace Olivier Pla at the wheel of the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 for next month’s Motul Petit Le Mans, the team confirmed on Wednesday.

As first revealed by Sportscar365, the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner will team up with Juan Pablo Montoya and full-season driver Dane Cameron in the DPi entry for the ten-hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season finale.

A reason for the replacement of Pla has not been given by the Ohio-based team, although it’s believed to be performance-related.

“I’m so excited to be joining Meyer Shank Racing, Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya for Petit Le Mans,” said Castroneves.

“Road Atlanta is such a great track and racing under the lights is something really special. Luckily I have a win there last year in the same car, so I’m hoping that I can jump right in and get up to speed. We had a test there last week and we’re feeling pretty confident about the 60 Acura.”

MSR is searching for its first victory in the DPi era after struggles in recent races.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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