Panoz GTP At Sebring
As we predicted six days ago - here
- Larbre Competition has definitely entered a Panoz GTP in the Mobil1
12 Hours of Sebring. This would have made a round 50 entries, except
that Care Racing has withdrawn its two Ferrari 550s. David Brabham’s
decision to accept a drive in the ACEMCO Saleen was a very wise
The three drivers
in the Panoz are listed as Christophe Bouchut, Jean-Luc Blanchemain
and Roland Berville. Bouchut needs no introduction here, while Jean-Luc
Blanchemain (47), finished second in the 2003 FFSA GT Championship,
alongside Sébastien Dumez, in a Larbre Viper GTS-R. They
were pipped by the other Larbre Viper of Goueslard / Defourny –
by a single point.
The third driver
of the Panoz GTP is Roland Berville, 37 years old, who partnered
Patrick Bourdais (Sébastien's father) and Vanina Ickx aboard
the #84 T2M Porsche 911 GT3 in the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours. Berville
had a big accident on the Mulsanne Straight on Thursday evening,
but the car was repaired for the race – and finished 27th,
last classified finisher, and ninth in LM GT.
Larbre is thought
to have entered the Panoz GTP at Le Mans too.