Wolf Henzler and Spencer Pumpelly will join Tim Pappas in Park Place Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3 R for the Motul Petit Le Mans, as part of a ramped up end-of-year program for the GT Daytona class operation.
Henzler and Pumpelly, who raced with Pappas in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be filling in for regular drivers Patrick Lindsey and Joerg Bergmeister, who are on FIA World Endurance Championship duty at Fuji that weekend.
Pumpelly, a former full-season driver with Park Place, claimed class victory at Petit Le Mans in 2015 with the Texas-based squad, while Henzler is a two-time event class winner.
“I’m happy to be back with Park Place at my home track,” Pumpelly said.
“I think with the way the Porsche has been performing in GTD, and with the lineup we have, we’re already in contention for the win in 2018.
“I’m confident in what this team can do because I’ve experienced it first-hand so I hope we get the outcome they deserve.”
Bronze-rated polot Pappas had previously been the team’s only confirmed driver for the ten-hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season finale.
Lindsey, Bergmeister Set for Laguna Cameo
As revealed by Sportscar365 last week, Lindsey and Bergmeister will have one additional outing in the No. 73 Porsche this year, having committed to next month’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
It comes in addition to its Patron Endurance Cup-only campaign, plus the addition of last month’s two-hour and 40-minute race at Road America.
“I had to consider a few things before running Laguna Seca but in the end, I love the track, and we do well there,” Lindsey said.
“It’s a fun track, friends and family always come to watch.
“This is one of the few west coast-based races for IMSA, so its enjoyable on my end being from California to be home and not taking a red-eye out east.”