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Graff Announces All-American Driver LMP3 Lineup

Rayhall, Falb, Corliss set for ELMS season with Graff…

Photo: Graff Racing

Photo: Graff Racing

Graff Racing has confirmed an all-American driver lineup for the 2016 European Le Mans Series season, with Sean Rayhall, John Falb and Bob Corliss set to drive a Robert Talbott-backed Ligier JS P3 Nissan.

Rayhall, who was confirmed with the Panoz DeltaWing Racing program earlier this month, now adds the international component to his schedule. He tested the Ligier JS P3 over the winter, following his first test in the DeltaWing.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity to race ELMS with Graff, John and Bob,” Rayhall said. “I know from past experience with both of them it will be a strong lineup. With Graff, I believe we will be a top contender for the championship.

“I raced with Robert Talbott as a partner in 2013 and I’m very happy to have them back with us for this season! I cannot wait to for testing to begin after the Rolex 24 Hours.

Falb is the two-time defending champion of the IMSA Mazda Prototype Lites Masters’ class (2014 and 2015), while Corliss is an Atlantic Championship veteran and worked with Rayhall previously in 2013.

“We are really glad to have an American crew which show a world interest for this new category, LMP3, in particular the Ligier JS P3 and the ELMS championship,” said Graff Racing team manager Pascal Rauturier.

Ethan Bregman of Onroak Automotive North America added, “We’re very proud to have a strong all-American lineup taking on top teams from Europe and Asia. As soon as Sean tested our Ligier JS P3, he knew he had to race it.

“LMP3 presents an incredible value to be able to race a carbon tub, aero prototype car at the most historic tracks around Europe, and we’re excited to see interest in this category extending to the U.S.”

Both Rayhall and Falb are competing in this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, with Falb set to drive the No. 26 BAR1 Motorsports Oreca FLM09.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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