Faithful to the Le Mans series in recent years, Kessel Racing has submitted an entry form for the next WEC season which will begin in mid-March with the 1000 Miles of Sebring.
The Swiss team managed by Ronnie Kessel will compete in a final world campaign with its Ferrari 488 GTE entered in the unique GTE category (GTE-Am).
Unsurprisingly, Takeshi Kimura will be driving the Ferrari. The Japanese, ranked Bronze by the FIA, is a loyal member of the Swiss team for which he competed in the European Le Mans Series 2022 season with Mikkel Jensen and Frederik Schandorff. Kimura-san took part in four editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, all in a Ferrari 488 GTE, and twice for Kessel Racing.
The Car Guy driver will be able to count on Daniel Serra’s extensive experience to accompany him. The 39-year-old Brazilian, official Ferrari GT driver, has six starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, including five in a Ferrari 488 GTE. His last world campaign dates back to 2021 on one of the two official Ferraris.
The third man will be Scott Huffaker. The 23-year-old American, who we are used to seeing in recent seasons at the wheel of a prototype, will make his debut in the WEC and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next June. The WEC is his second program for the coming season as we will see him in the long races in IMSA at TDS Racing.
Did you know ?
Kessel Racing is part of Kessel Group, the structure launched by Loris Kessel in 1986. Kessel Racing, Kessel Classic and Kessel Auto are the three components of the Swiss entity successfully managed by Ronnie Kessel, the son of the founder. Loris Kessel has started at Le Mans in a Porsche 962 C entered by Obermaier Racing in 1993. For the record, the Porsche was in the colors of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.