The Bee Safe Racing/Riley Motor Sports Ferrari is ready to go in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.
Live coverage of the race begins at 9:30 a.m., with the race start time at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It can be viewed at Motor Trend+ as well as on the Motor Trend TV channel.
The No. 74 Ferrari GTE Pro Evo – sponsored by Roy Carroll, president and founder of the Carroll Companies, and his wife, Vanessa, along with Bill Riley of Riley Motorsports – will be driven by three professional drivers competing in the GTE Pro Division. There are four different divisions that will be competing in the 24-hour race.
It is the first time in the 90-year history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that a car with an owner from Greensboro has entered the race.
Carroll said, “It has been a dream to have the first car to enter the historic Le Mans race from a Greensboro owner embraced by the community. I have met a lot of people from Greensboro that are very excited about our entry and hopefully gaining more exposure for our community.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an endurance race and, unlike NASCAR races where the first car across the finish line for a set distance wins, at Le Mans the car that travels the most distance in 24 hours is the winner.
The No. 74 Ferrari GTE Pro Evo was unveiled in Greensboro on May 17 and then went through a series of test runs at the Watkins Glen International road course in Watkins Glen, NY, before being sent to Le Mans for technical and safety checks and test runs on the 8.4 mile “Circuit de Sarthe.”
Although Roy Carroll drives a Ferrari in amateur races, he won’t be driving at Le Mans. The Bee Safe Racing/Riley Motorsports entry will be driven by Felipe Fraga, Sam Bird and Shane van Gisbergen.
Originally a 24 Hours of Le Mans watch party was planned for Grasshopper Stadium but had to be cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.