Patron Highcroft Racing is back in its normal guise this weekend at Salt Lake City after switching things up a bit at their debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team fought through some mechanical issues but successfully reached the checkered flag with drivers David Brabham, Marino Franchitti and Marco Werner.
After driving for Peugeot at Le Mans, Simon Pagenaud returns to the comfortable seat of the HPD ARX 01-c at Highcroft, where he and co-driver Brabham have won the last two ALMS races. Pagenaud and Brabham are looking to make it a three-peat at the track not too far from the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats (pictured above).
The car also resumes with its Patron sponsorship and livery here at Miller Motorsports Park. In Le Mans, the team carried the backing of Malaria No More, as part of the Miles to End Malaria campaign. The team is working to spread awareness to save lives from malaria in Africa. Donations can be made on milestoendmalaria.org.
The team is also putting memorabilia items up for auction on the website from the team’s initial trip to Le Mans. One such item is a driving lesson with Brabham at the next ALMS race at Lime Rock Park, which includes hot laps.