May 4, 2014 — team release — WeatherTech photo — BOLLINGBROOK, Ill. – WeatherTech Racing will run the 24 Hours of Le Mans with drivers Cooper MacNeil, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Bret Curtis.
The trio will drive the No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche RSR LMGTAM with Prospeed Competition. The twice-around-the-clock French classic takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France June 14-15.
The team joined forces with Porsche stalwart Prospeed Competition out of Belgium. Prospeed brings a wealth of Porsche and Le Mans experience. Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.) will be running Le Mans for the second time in as many years and Bret Curtis (Lake Sherwood, Calif.) will put a second notch on his Le Mans license having run the race in 2012 with Prospeed. Jeroen Bleekemolen (Monte Carlo) will be running his ninth French 24.
MacNeil and Bleekemolen combined to win the 2013 American Le Mans Series GTC title. Bret Curtis is currently competing full time in the Pirelli World Challenge GT Series and has won co-driving with Bleekemolen as well. The team is well versed with the Porsche RSR and the demands of Le Mans and are looking forward to being very competitive in the LMGTAM Class.
“My first time racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was last year and I happened to be the youngest and tallest in the field,” MacNeil said. “The event is unlike any other race.”