Florida-based team FastMD Racing will contest next month’s Petit Le Mans in the LMP3 category in order to prepare for a full IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship effort in 2022.
The team will enter the ten-hour enduro with a Duqueine D08, which has recently undergone a shakedown test at the Paul Ricard circuit in France.
The shakedown was carried out by Malthe Jakobsen and James Vance, with the latter confirmed as being part of the Petit Le Mans line-up.
Vance has previously been a part of the team’s efforts in the Michelin Pilot Challenge, where it raced in both the GS and TCR categories.
“Switching back to prototype with a program that I have helped build is an incredible feeling,” Vance said. “The team has been working so hard behind the scenes and it is exciting to start seeing the fruits of our labour.
“The LMP3 class is growing at an exponential rate and the fact that we can capitalize on this in the top sports car championship whilst showcasing the Fast MD brand to the top of the sports world is an incredible opportunity.
“There is still a lot to do so the team atmosphere is very much of the mindset that we have to keep plugging away and bit by bit we will get there.”
The team has shipped the LMP3 car back to the United States for further testing ahead of the IMSA season finale. The team has said that it also plans to contest Creventic’s 24 Hours of Sebring, which takes place one week after Petit Le Mans.
“It has been a huge undertaking and many months of work, but we are finally prepared to return to the IMSA paddock and compete in the IMSA WeatherTech program,” explained Team Principal and Technical Director Remi Lanteigne.
“We have left no stone unturned and spared no expense to bring this program to life. While Road Atlanta is an ambitious approach for us with 2022 the ultimate goal, it marks our commitment to have the best program in the LMP3 paddock.”