McMurray returns to Algarve Pro Racing for Le Mans

The Algarve Pro Racing LMP2 team will have Matt McMurray return to race in their #25 Oreca 07 for the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on September 19-20.

McMurray will take the third seat in the #25 line-up, alongside John Falb and Simon Trummer.

He stood as the 2019 IMSA champion in LMP2 and currently runs in the #86 Acura NSX GT3 (GTD category) for Meyer Shank Racing.

The provisional Le Mans 24 entry list released nearly a month ago is getting updated as we approach closer to the event, with further drivers being confirmed.

As the 2019 IMSA champion, he achieved five wins, six podiums, one pole-positions, and three fastest laps during that season.

Back in 2014, he set the record to be the youngest 24 Hours of Le Mans competitor at just 16 years and 202 days old, having began and finished the race.

He will return to the Algarve Pro Racing team with previous outings in the 2016/17 season of the Asian Le Mans Series in their efforts that would see the team claim the championship title.

Alongside participations at the 4-hour ALMS rounds in Buriram and Zhuhai, he built an affinity with the team to take part in their European Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24H commitments.

It will be his third time at Le Mans, and his ninth 24 Hour race for the 22 year old having done the Daytona 24 six-times.

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Stewart Cox, Team Principal, said: “Our relationship with Matt goes back a long way and we’re really looking forward to reigniting the association.

“Matt was very young when he first joined us for the 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series, and while his talent was clear from the off, he has come a long way since then and will rejoin Algarve Pro Racing as an IMSA Champion.

“Even without an IMSA title to his name, Matt was a natural selection for our 24 Hours of Le Mans line-up, as he raced with us at Le Mans in 2017, has always been fast there and he knows the ORECA 07 LMP2 well.”

McMurray gave his thoughts too: “I’m so excited to be going back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Algarve Pro Racing.

“I love the team and it has been too long since we last worked together.

“I know Algarve has strengthened as team since I last drove for them, and I’m happy to be joining John (Falb) and Simon (Trummer), two great drivers who I’ve known for quite a while now.

“I think we will make a good team.”