Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) December 22, 2011
Following yet another championship season, owner/driver Scott Tucker and his Level 5 Motorsports team will once again contest a race schedule that will test its very limits. As the team has proven in the past, it is a challenge to which Tucker, his fellow drivers, and the rest of the team will rise.
In 2011, Level 5 moved into the exclusive LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series and quickly got up to speed with a new set of prototypes. The team claimed success in the 59th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the opening round of the American Le Mans Series and new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup World Championship. Tucker was back in victory lane in the second round of the ALMS season at Long Beach before taking Level 5 to Europe for the 1000km of Spa and famed 24 Hours of Le Mans.
For 2012, Tucker and team will field two cars for the ALMS, with Tucker splitting driving duties between both. He will share seat time with longtime co-driver Christophe Bouchut, with the third full-season seat to be announced. Driving greats Luis Diaz, Joao Barbosa and Marino Franchitti were all part of the team’s lineup in 2011.
A highlight on the 2012 season is the invitation that Tucker has already received to be part of the grid in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. The invitation was extended by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the organizer of the legendary 24-hour French endurance race, after the team’s victory in the 14th annual Petit Le Mans. The team drove its No. 33 HPD ARX-01g to an impressive sixth-place overall finish.
With a switch to the new HPD ARX-03b planned for next season, Level 5 will begin a testing and development program in February in preparation for the 60th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The historic race opens the season for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the new FIA World Endurance Championship. Other 2012 plans will be announced.
About Level 5 Motorsports
In addition to fielding successful entries in GT and Prototype classes in the ALMS, Level 5 has also paved a road to success in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, the Ferrari Challenge Series and the Sports Car Club of America since 2008. The team has competed throughout North America and Europe, extensively in France and Spain. Team owner and driver Scott Tucker has earned five national championships and has more than 70 podium finishes and 60 victories in his driving career. Level 5 is based in Madison, Wisconsin.