Founder - American Le Mans Series
I am extremely proud of the progress that the ACO and the American Le Mans Series have made in showcasing sportscar racing as the global leader in green racing.
The ACO has proven itself to be a leader in encouraging manufacturers to investigate new technologies to tackle the world s greatest endurance race.
Their decision to encourage this forward thinking through the creation of Garage 56 has been the inspiration and catalyst to bring together some of the biggest names in US motorsport with a view to how can we do things differently .
I am delighted to play a role in bringing this project to life as I believe it is one of the most important technical innovations and philosophies displayed in the sport for many years.
I am also thrilled that the bodywork of the DeltaWing car will utilize R.E.A.M.S. - Recyclable Energy Absorbing Matrix System the same system debuted on the Panoz Abruzzi earlier this year at Sebring.
This is a multi-layer composite system that is lighter than carbon fiber, equally strong and can be recycled. Technologies like this will certainly help us achieve our performance goals.
This entire project is an incredibly exciting opportunity and I am sure the fans will be eagerly awaiting the chance to see the car in action at Le Mans in 2012.