LM age record set to fall

American 16-year-old Matt McMurry is on course to break Pedro Rodriguez’s record as the youngest driver to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

McMurry, who has been racing since 2012, competed in Silverstone’s European Le Mans Series opener in April, with the Greaves Zytek LMP2, as a first step. The evaluation process is set to continue with an appearance at the second ELMS round in May and then the Le Mans Test Day on June 1.

If he comes through each test, McMurry will drive alongside Chris Dyson and Tom Kimber-Smith in the 24 Hours. By race time he would be 16 years and 202 days old, breaking Rodriguez’s record of 17 years and 126 days.