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Noble, Ali Join FastMD Racing for Petit Le Mans

Noble, Ali, Hanratty to drive FastMD Duqueine LMP3 at Motul Petit Le Mans…

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FastMD Racing has announced its driver lineup for next weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans, including European LMP3 ace Colin Noble and category debutant Adam Ali.

The pair will join Max Hanratty, who represented the Florida-based outfit at the 10-hour enduro last year on its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut.

FastMD Racing is making its third appearance of the season after contesting the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

Hanratty has been the constant in the No. 40 Duqueine D08 Nissan this year, while the rest of the lineup around him has been adjusted from race to race.

Noble is set for his IMSA debut after racing extensively in LMP3 on the other side of the Atlantic.

The Scottish driver is the reigning Michelin Le Mans Cup champion, a multiple European Le Mans Series podium-finisher and 2020 Asian Le Mans Series class champion, all with Nielsen Racing.

Ali, meanwhile, is new to car racing having recently graduated from karts.

The Canadian tested an Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P320 Nissan at Vallelunga and Monza during the summer, with Noble providing coaching. The pair joined FastMD Racing last week to sample the team’s Duqueine at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

“I’m really looking forward to my first race with FastMD and my first race in IMSA,” said Noble.

“We had a really good test this week; made good progress and so we’re looking to keep that momentum going into what will be an exciting race weekend!”

Ali added: “Starting my career at such a high-caliber event will pose many challenges.

“However, with the complete support from the FastMD race team and team principal Remi Lanteigne, this is a valuable opportunity that cannot be missed.

“I have been testing the Duqueine LMP3 race car. Building on my previous experience in the Ligier LMP3, I welcome the challenges that will help me develop my prototype racing skills.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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