‘It’s been a really unique program for me’ – Briscoe on Glickenhaus’ LMH project

Glickenhaus Racing’s Ryan Briscoe shared some of his thoughts on the new LMH program ahead of their race debut at the 8 Hours of Portimao.

Ryan Briscoe joins Romain Dumas and Richard Westbrook at the FIA World Endurance Championship debut in the Le Mans Hypercar.

The Australian has been part of the LMH project since its early beginnings over a year ago, and he shared his thoughts ahead of the race debut on Sunday.

“Being a part of this program has been so special, it’s such a big project,” he said at a pre-race press conference.

“To accomplish to be here on the grid here in Portimao, from such a very small group of people that have made this happen.

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“And it’s been a really unique program for me to be a part of, and I remember the first test I went to in Monza earlier this year – just the pride that there is in the garage, just to see the car, exit the garage and get running.

“Everyone involved in the team has had their fingers on the car in the development and the building of the car.

“And everything has just been built from scratch, you know, and engine included. So everyone on the programme is very excited to be here.”

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A variety of partners have helped make Jim and Jesse Glickenhaus’ Hypercar dream a reality, with resources and experience from Joest Racing, to the Sauber aerodynamics, and the Pipo Moteurs powertrain and Podium Engineering chassis development.

Briscoe’s vast racing experience has seen him in GTE cars, mostly notably in Ford Chip Ganassi’s GTLM project which led to a class-win Le Mans in 2016. He did all four years of Ford’s GT endurance endeavors.

“Everyone’s very proud of what they’ve accomplished so far.

“And, yeah, we’re just, you know, anxious, like everyone, to get our first race under our belt, and, you know, continue our preparation for Le Mans.”

He also added how Jim Glickenhaus is unlike most team principals with his direct involvement on the team’s social media, and a great deal of insight into his Le Mans Hypercar project for the fans.

“I think it’s gonna be a real crowd pleaser,” Briscoe says on the SCG 007 LMH.

After their Portimao debut, Glickenhaus are expected to bring the #708 sister SCG 007 LMH to the next rounds at Monza, followed by the 24 Hours of Le Mans in August.