MacNeil out with illness
LE MANS, France - WeatherTech Racing driver Gunnar Jeannette (Salt Lake City, Ut.) will step into the No. 89 WeatherTech Racing Porsche as a last minute replacement for Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.) who developed an illness overnight.
"The WeatherTech Racing team had me come to the test so I would be eligible to drive in the race as a reserve driver," Jeannette said. "No one likes the circumstances, I hate it for Cooper, Le Mans is the highlight of every driver's year. I have been with the team all week and I am ready step in and drive."
This will be Jeannette's eighth Le Mans start. He has a previous best finish of fifth, overall, in 2003.
The 84th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will take the green flag at 3 p.m. CEST (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday.
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