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McMurry to set new age record at Le Mans

23 May , 2014  

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Youngster Matt McMurry is to become the youngest person to race at Le Mans in history – aged just 16.

The American teen will eclipse the age record set by Ricardo Rodriguez, who was 17 years four months when he raced 55-years-ago.

McMurry had worked toward his goal this season with outings at the opening European Le Mans Series rounds at Silverstone and Imola.

Strong showings in the Greaves run Zyteck-Nissan mean he will join regulars Chris Dyson, and former P2 champion Tom Kimber-Smith in France in June.

Speaking after the announcement McMurry said:

I’ve been working toward this specific goal for almost four years now.

That was over 60 races ago, 20,000 miles of seat time, and 175,000 frequent flyer miles ago. I can’t believe it’s almost here and within reach. I feel well prepared by all the amazing mentors I’ve had every step of the way, and am ready to help Dyson and Greaves succeed in the most important sports car race in the world.

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