Lahaye substitutes for injured Heriau at SRT41 for Le Mans 24H

Matthieu Lahaye has joined Association SRT41 for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans after François Heriau was injured in a fall yesterday.

The team led by Frederic Sausset is entering a modified Oreca 07-Gibson for the French classic on 21-22 August.

Francois Heriau was amongst their academy-driven line-up but was injured during a fall yesterday, though the extent of these injuries are unknown.

Matthieu Lahaye – Credit: Frédéric Sausset by SRT41

ELMS regular Matthieu Lahaye will substitute in the crew for his fifth Le Mans participation.

In an official statement, they said: “On behalf of all members of SRT41 and Graff Racing, I (Sausset) extend our support to Francois for his convalescence, hoping that he will still be able to be there by our side for the race.

“I immediately proposed to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest team (ACO – governing body), the race director, and the college of Commissioner, the candidacy of our friend Mathieu Lahaye to replace Francois.”

Lahaye, who last raced at Le Mans in the inaugural WEC season in 2012, will join disabled teammates Nigel Bailly and Takuma Aoki to pilot the #84 ‘Innovative Car’ at this Sunday’s Test Day.

The following week will be comprised of four practice sessions, Hyperpole qualifying, and the 24-hour race on the weekend.