MacNeil Has Successful First Run at Le Mans in Larbre/WeatherTech Corvette
LE MANS, France, (June 10, 2013) – Cooper MacNeil made his first laps behind the wheel of the Larbre Competition No. 70 WeatherTech/Chevrolet Corvette C6.R during yesterday’s official practice day in preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans to run June 22-23 at Circuit de la Sarthe.
The 20-year-old University of Colorado at Boulder college student got behind the wheel of the WeatherTech Corvette in a rainstorm on Sunday morning.
“My first laps at Le Mans were in the wet, of course,” MacNeil said. “Jason Statham said it perfectly: “It always rains at Le Mans.” My first stint in the car went well as I was just trying to learn the track. I was on a full wet setup with Michelin rain tires. The track was quite slick as most of it is run on public roads that are covered in a year’s worth of diesel and oil. The rain amplifies the issue, but as more cars ran the grip began to improve.” Read More