Team Penske Acura’s IMSA star Juan Pablo Montoya’s journey to the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours took a step forward today with the Colombian undergoing a seat fitting in the United Autosports Ligier JS P217 Gibson LMP2 that he will share with Will Owen and Hugo de Sadeleer.
Montoya is just one of the big names set to contest the 2018 French classic, joining fellow IndyCar talents Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Briscoe – all of whom will race with the Chip Ganassi Ford team in GTE Pro – and former F1 world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, who will race in LMP1: Alonso with the hot favorites Toyota Gazoo Racing, Button with the Russian-flagged SMP Racing team in its new BR1 AER car.
Ex F1 drivers Pastor Maldonado and Felipe Nasr are among the well-known names going head-to-head with Montoya in LMP2 on June 16-17.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Montoya had tested today. RACER apologizes for the error.