It’s not just Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon, Sebastien Bourdais, Mikhail Aleshin and NBCSN IndyCar analyst Townsend Bell making the trip to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year.
So too is IndyCar team co-owner Bobby Rahal, making an exploratory voyage in case his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team can find a European dancing partner to make his team’s dream a reality for the 2017 edition of the race.
Rahal made the rounds to media on site at Le Mans today and confirmed interest in an LMP2 program, which could theoretically be in partnership with another team.
Rahal told Autosport, “Maybe we could do a joint venture with an existing team, which might make sense logistically and operationally. I’m really here on a busman’s holiday but there are a few people I want to meet to start talking about next year.”
He added to Sportscar365, “As busy as we are with IndyCar and IMSA, there’s still time to do something like this, as evidenced by Chip [Ganassi] and his team.”
Rahal raced twice at Le Mans on his own in the 1980s.
Here’s a couple tweets Rahal posted this morning from Le Mans: