Kevin Gleason will join forces with OCC LASIK Racing with Newbridge Motorsport for the CREVENTIC 24H Series powered by HANKOOK 24H of Paul Ricard, France this weekend (15-17 July)
The American will make his return to endurance racing in the team’s newly acquired Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport as part of a 4 driver effort alongside car owner Dr. Fareed Ali, Britcar Endurance Champion Nick Holden and 24H Series regular Ricky Coomber.
“I am really looking forward to getting back on track after being away for a few months as the break has been absolutely painful,” said Gleason. “I haven’t competed in an endurance race since the Nürburgring 24 hour in 2014 so I’m really excited to join the OCC/Newbridge guys and my friend Fareed. It should be a great opportunity to get some quality seat time and also have some fun.”
It will be the second career 24-hour race for Gleason after taking part on the 2014 24 hour Nürburgring classic. In the same year he took part in the legendary Bathurst 12 Hour event and achieved class victory in the Nurburgring 6hrs.
The French round of the Creventic 24H Series proved to be very a popular event on its inaugural running in 2015 with 58 cars taking the start on the 5.86km long French circuit. Gleason, who was in charge of the Cayman’s shakedown in April, will put his Endurance and GT experience behind the wheel to help the team achieve a strong finish in what is expected to be an even bigger grid.
Car Owner Fareed Ali who will partner Kevin in the Porsche said “When I was putting together the driver line up for the car Kevin immediately came to mind and we are lucky to have someone of his level alongside us. I first met Kevin when he was running the 2013 Thunderhill 25-hour race which he won by an amazing 29 laps so I hope he brings some of that pace and reliability with him to the South of France”