Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya will face another important challenge in his extensive record in international motorsport. For the second time he will race in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans and he will do it with the DragonSpeed team.
For Latin America there is good news and that is that the Bogota driver will have as a teammate the Mexican Memo Rojas Jr., with whom he has already participated in three endurance races, more precisely in the 24 Hours of Daytona, achieving victory in 2008 and 2013. Additionally, Montoya has one more in 2007 and Rojas in 2011. The hat trick of DragonSpeed, a team in the LMP2 category, will be completed by the Frenchman Timothé Burét.
In his first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Juan Pablo Montoya competed with United Autosports, achieving third place in the LMP2 category with Hugo de Sadeleer and Will Owen.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this famous race at the Circuit de La Sarthe will take place three months after its usual date. It was rescheduled for September 19-20. The activity will begin on Thursday 17 with three free practices, as well as the 45-minute classification. The six fastest cars in the four categories will compete in the hyperpole on Friday the 18th in a 30-minute session.
On the entry of Juan Pablo Montoya to the team in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this was commented by Memo Rojas Jr: “We welcome my great friend Juan Pablo Montoya, one of the greatest drivers that Colombia has had, and not only a great driver, but also a great friend, I’ve had the opportunity to compete with Juan Pablo as a teammate on several occasions in the 24 Hours of Daytona, and I actually managed to win them a couple of times sharing the wheel.
Years later, unexpectedly this dumbbell occurs once more and the one who communicated directly to me was Juan Pablo since last Friday. He mentioned to me that he was in negotiations and I was very pleased that it was him because he is one of the best drivers our continent has given. I know that together we will pursue the same goal we achieved in Daytona of winning the race, but hopefully now we will achieve it at Le Mans. His experience and talent will surely help us on the track, “said the experienced Mexican driver.