Apr 17, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT
Ryan Briscoe will have the opportunity to race in both the Indianapolis 500 and 24 Hours of Le Mans this year.
The Australian, formerly at Team Penske, has signed to Chip Ganassi Racing for the 500 and has seen his one-off sports car race for Level 5 Motorsports turn into a full-season drive that includes his debut at Le Mans.
“I’m very excited about this,” Briscoe told Autosport. “I’ve been interested in going to Le Mans for a few years and this year was the perfect opportunity for me to go over there and get some experience.”
Briscoe and Marino Franchitti will be split between Level 5’s pair of HPD ARX-03b prototypes in the P2 class of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, as co-drivers to Level 5 team principal Scott Tucker.
The trio won the season-opening race, the 12 Hours of Sebring, in their class.
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