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Ledogar Headlines Garage 59’s 24H Le Mans Lineup

Last year’s GTE-Pro winner reunites with Garage 59 for GTE-Am effort…

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Reigning Le Mans GTE-Pro class winner Come Ledogar will reunite with Garage 59 to form part of the joint GTE-Am effort with Inception Racing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Frenchman partners team owner Alexander West and Marvin Klein aboard the No. 59 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo, which will be run in partnership between the two teams.

Ledogar has raced with Garage 59 in various championships previously, including the Intercontinental GT Challenge and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup.

Last year, he won both the Le Mans and Spa 24-hour races with Ferrari before moving to Porsche for 2022.

“Alex and I have been saying for a while that we should race together again,” said Ledogar.

“It’s great that it will happen at the biggest race in the world in the best team combination possible. Let’s go for a fast and smooth race.”

Klein, meanwhile, will make his Le Mans debut.

The 22-year-old Frenchman currently competes in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup after winning the Porsche Carrera Cup France last year.

“I want to say a big thank you to the whole team,” he said.

“Thanks to Alex and Come for the trust in me to compete at the biggest race of them all. It’s a big challenge and I feel ready to give it 100%, all the way to the checkered flag.”

Garage 59 will also be making its debut in the French endurance classic.

The team will be on the grid as part of a jointly operated effort with the Optimum Motorsport-run operation, which it secured by winning the Asian Le Mans Series GT title.

Inception will be represented by two cars on the Le Mans grid, with Brendan Iribe, Ben Barnicoat and Ollie Millroy set to drive a Team Project 1-entered Porsche in GTE-Am as well.

“We’ve put a lot of thought into selecting the perfect driver line-up for Le Mans and I think we have put together a very strong team,” added Garage 59 team principal Andrew Kirkaldy.

“Alex gets faster by the day and is an old hand at endurance racing now, Côme’s credentials are clear for anyone to see and Marvin is one of the most promising young talents out there.”

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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