We’re thrilled to learn that our good friend, aspiring Australian racer James Kovacic, has secured a two-race deal to compete in this year’s American Le Mans Series!
The 18-year-old made history last year as the second-youngest-ever driver to compete in the championship when he raced with the Intersport team at Lime Rock Raceway (pictured above).
He will appear in a Chevrolet-powered Oreca FLM09 run by the Merchant Services Racing team at this weekend’s two-hour Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, which pairs with the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Kovacic will then compete at the following round, the six-hour American Le Mans Monterey at Laguna Seca Raceway, a circuit where he has enjoyed victory in the IMSA Prototype Lights championship in 2010, where he won on his first ever appearance at the daunting Californian circuit.
James will be conducting these races in conjunction with his tertiary studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, which has awarded him an Elite Athlete Scholarship.
James will also be competing at selected rounds of the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup championship this year.
If you haven’t already done so, you can check out our very popular exclusive interview with James by clicking here.