CarGuy Racing has confirmed that Vincent Abril will replace Super GT points leader Yuhi Sekiguchi in its GTE-Am driver lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Japanese star Sekiguchi, who was set for his debut in the French endurance race, is unable to take part due to return quarantine restrictions that would have impacted his domestic race program.
Sekiguchi has a Super Formula meeting at Okayama the weekend after Le Mans, while Super GT is due to visit Fuji the week after that.
His place in the CarGuy/MR Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Evo will be taken up by Monegasque racer Abril, who currently drives for Haupt Racing Team in GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup and for Ferrari squad AF Corse in GT Open.
The 25-year-old made his Le Mans debut last year, driving a Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR in GTE-Am with his current GT Open co-driver Louis Prette and Philippe Prette.
Abril won the GTWC Europe Sprint Cup title in 2015 as a Bentley driver and remained with the British manufacturer until the start of the 2019 season.
CarGuy’s driver lineup for the 88th running of Le Mans also includes Kei Cozzolino and Takeshi Kimura.