The countdown has begun for one of the most awaited events of the year for motorsport enthusiasts, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 15-16, 2024), now in its 92nd edition. Competing on the Circuit de la Sarthe for Team Duqueine in the LMP2 category will be American John Falb (who replaced Niels Koolen), alongside Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer and Australian James Allen who yesterday, during free practice 2 test day session on Sunday, June 9th, secured the third-best time on the leaderboard for the LMP2 category (3:36.354).

On track, there will be 23 Hypercars, 16 LMP2s, and 23 LMGT3s, all vying for victory starting at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 15, when the green light signal the start of the prestigious race. There is great determination and enthusiasm in the French team’s box. After a good performance in the 4 Hours of Le Castellet, where car number 30 secured sixth place, the team is preparing to give their best on the Circuit de la Sarthe. They will face not only high-speed curves but also a tough test of endurance and technical skill.

James Allen: “It’s always a great feeling to be back here for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The atmosphere and excitement at Le Pesage always brings a warm welcome to both the drivers and the fans before we get on track for the first time during the test day. Since its such a long circuit, we don’t have time to do a lot of laps even during a full day of testing so maximising the time we do have to get good data and good clean running is essential. Overall I can’t wait to get started for the long week ahead!”.

Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer: “I’m thrilled to finally race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans! This event feels like home to me, and I’ve been dreaming of this opportunity for years. It’s an honor to compete in such a prestigious race, and I’m excited to take on this challenge with this Team”.

John Falb: “Returning to Le Mans is like nothing else. This is a magical place that I truly love, and being with Duqueine makes it even better. Everything is sorted and ready to go, but it’s quiet for now. I can’t wait to get started and get back up to speed. Let’s go!”.

Max Favard (Team Manager): “Going back to Le Mans is always a great pleasure but also a very high challenge. This year we go with high expectations to fight for the top of the category. And we are excited to hit the track”.