Mike Hedlund and Guy Cosmo will take their Circuit de la Sarthe debuts this year, competing with United Autosports in the inaugural Road to Le Mans race.
The American pair will drive the team’s second Ligier JS P3 Nissan in the 60 minute race, on the morning before the 24 Hours.
Hedlund currently competes with Proton Competition in the GTE class of the European Le Mans Series, but was without a drive in the team’s Le Mans effort.
“Since I was a kid I’ve dreamed of racing at Le Mans,” he said. “I’m thrilled to get my first taste of the track with United Autosports in the Road to Le Mans event.
“After witnessing first hand what the United Autosports team has done in the European Le Mans Series, I couldn’t wish for a stronger program to do well in my first LMP3 race.
“This will be my first time driving the new LMP3 spec machines, but after sharing the track with the LMP3 cars in the ELMS and with support from United Autosports to prepare for the event, I expect us to be up to speed immediately.”
Cosmo meanwhile has most recently competed in the Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with M1 GT Racing, but has considerable experience across various forms of North American sports car racing.
“Racing at Le Mans has been a dream of mine nearly my entire life, however I have never raced there,” he said.
“This new Road to Le Mans race will provide drivers with an opportunity to race at Circuit de la Sarthe that has previously never existed unless you were in the big show.
“I am excited to be joining my long time friend Mike Hedlund, who is absolutely one of the fastest, most competent bronze-ranked drivers in the world.
“With all of these factors combined I am confident we will arrive at Le Mans having one of the strongest efforts on the grid.”
Cosmo and Hedlund will join the previously-announced duo of Martin Brundle and Christian England, who will race the team’s other Ligier.