Shane van Gisbergen will race at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
A full list of entrants was publicly unveiled today, with van Gisbergen set to race for Eurasia Motorsport in the team’s Ligier JS P217-Gisbson LMP2 prototype.
van Gisbergen will be joined by fellow countryman Daniel Gaunt and Japanese racer Nobuya Yamanaka.
“Shane is an astonishing driver, the way he came in and set the pace at The Bend with zero testing or prototype experience underlines his raw talent,” said team owner Mark Goddard.
“Daniel has done a great job throughout the four races he’s been with us and brings continuity to this program.”
The 2016 Supercars champion is no stranger to both the team and the car, making his debut in Asian Le Mans with Eurasia at the 4 Hours of the Bend enduro.
That particular race witnessed Eurasia Motorsport race an all kiwi driver line up with Van Gisbergen partnered by Nick Cassidy and Daniel Gaunt in a New Zealand inspired livery.
Other Kiwis also set to race at this year’s Le Mans is Brendon Hartley in the No.8 factory Toyota Hybrid LMP1 and Earl Bamber in a Porsche 911 RSR-19 GTE Pro.
Also of notable attraction is fellow Supercar rival Tim Slade who will debut in GTE Am in a Ferrari 488 GTE with HubAuto Corsa racing.