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Jun 04

Kuno Wittmer: What racing at Le Mans means to me

The event, first run in 1923, is set for June 22-23.

Kuno Wittmer portrait par Jacques DeshaiesThe SRT Viper GTS-R is returning to competition in the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  

This is the second in a series of comments from the six drivers that will pilot the two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the prestigious event. Today, Kuno Wittmer, who will team with Jonathan Bomarito and Tommy Kendall in the No. 93 SRT Viper GTS-R for the 24-hour race, explains what racing at Le Mans means to him.

“To me personally it’s a dream come true, something that every driver wants to do one day. It’s not necessarily every driver’s dream to be a Formula 1 driver or an IndyCar driver; to many drivers like myself, it’s to race at Le Mans. This 30-year-old driver is finally realizing that dream.

“Being teamed with Jonathan (Bomarito) and Tommy (Kendall) and having Dominik (Farnbacher), Ryan (Dalziel) and Marc (Goossens) as teammates gives us a really strong two-car team. We all have experience in the car. Some teammates have raced there before; team members have been there before. They know what to expect. Any tips that you get are always a benefit. Bill Riley (VP and Chief Engineer, Riley Technologies) has been there I don’t know how many times. That previous experience provides a level of confidence. I think the six of us will drive really well.”

source: Denny Darnell, darnellcommunications.net