SRT Motorsports will not take part in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Detroit manufacturer has confirmed that it has pulled the two-car factory GTE-Pro effort, ahead of next month’s deadline for the final entry deposits.
Just one year after debuting its new GT class contender, SRT Motorsports celebrated a historic first win for the Viper GTS-R in a heated battle at Road America.
Gambling on fuel following a race-ending yellow, Marc Goossens took the Riley Technologies-built entry across the line ahead of the pair of Corvette C6.Rs for the GT class victory in Sunday’s Orion Energy Systems 245.
Goossens and co-driver Dominik Farnbacher, along with the pole-sitting No. 93 Viper of Jonathan Bomarito, enjoyed time out front in the 2-hour and 45-minute race, which started under wet conditions and ended under the yellow flag following a late-race accident.
“It was a nail biter,” Farnbacher said. “I think we made it to the finish line with the last drop of fuel. If you look at all those faces [SRT team], they’re almost crying, everybody’s crying. It’s so emotional for us. I’m just speechless at the moment.”
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón GT battle between SRT Motorsports and Corvette Racing has carried over from Canada to Elkhart Lake, Wis.
One race after a tight battle for the GT class win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – a race that the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6 ZR1 of Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin won by 0.267 seconds – SRT Motorsports and Jonathan Bomarito responded with the GT pole for Sunday’s Orion Energy Systems 245 on Saturday morning at Road America.