Harry Tincknell has landed a last-minute drive in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Proton Competition, in an all-new lineup for its No. 99 Porsche 911 RSR-19.
The Multimatic-contracted driver, who competes full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Mazda, replaces Patrick Long as the Platinum-rated driver in the GTE-Am lineup.
Florian Latorre and Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak will complete the driving squad after Gianluca Giraudi and Felipe Lasr were initially confirmed in the car alongside Long.
The reason for the last-minute change for all three drivers is unclear at the moment.
It will mark Tincknell’s eighth Le Mans appearance and fourth different class after previous attempts with Nissan (LMP1), Jota Sport (LMP2), Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Aston Martin Racing (GTE-Pro).
The Briton claimed top class honors in 2014 with Jota and last year at the wheel of Aston Martin’s Vantage GTE.