WeatherTech Racing will join forces with Proton Competition for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will see Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen and Marc Miller team up in a Porsche 911 RSR for the French endurance classic.
The all-American driver lineup will take over Proton’s No. 89 entry in the GTE-Am class, which was initially entered with nominated driver Gianluca Roda.
It will mark MacNeil’s third Le Mans appearance after starts in 2013 and 2014, the latter coming with a two-driver lineup in the GTE-Pro class where he and Jeroen Bleekemolen finished fifth in class.
“A WeatherTech Porsche run by Proton with myself, Leh Keen, and Marc Miller driving is a recipe for a win, and that is exactly what we intend to do come June,” MacNeil said.
Keen will also make his third Le Mans start, having finished second the GT2 class in 2010, while Bronze-rated Miller is set for his second consecutive start, after debuting with Riley Motorsports last year.
Miller was due to again drive the Riley Viper GTS-R, which didn’t receive a confirmed entry to the race and has since been withdrawn from the reserve list.
“I have a huge amount of respect for Cooper and Leh and the entire WeatherTech Racing program,” Miller said.
“They have been front runners in the series and both also have experience at Le Mans, making this year even more focused and exciting.”