Exactly 40 years after Morgan’s last competitive entry at Le Mans, when Christopher Lawrence, now Chief Development Engineer at Morgan Motor Company, drove a Morgan Plus 4 through the chequered flag to win the 2.0-litre class, a Morgan is set to return to the prestigious French race.

The recently launched Morgan Aero 8 GT(N) race car will compete at this year’s Le Mans 24-hour race and the British GT Series as a private team entry by Race Sports Salisbury (RSS).

Powered by a 4-litre, Mader-tuned BMW M62 engine, the aluminium-chassis Aero GT(N) will line up alongside Porsche 911s and Ferrari 360s in the LM-GT category.

“I am absolutely delighted Richard and his team have chosen to run a Morgan after looking carefully at the advanced technology the Aero 8 offers,” comments Charles Morgan, Managing Director.

“The RSS team is a young, committed and very enthusiastic one. If the car lives up to its impressive theoretical performance, they have a good chance of putting down some markers this year, and I believe the outlook for the future is very promising indeed.”

Richard Stanton commented: “We think the combination of its advanced chassis and suspension technology with the fantastic BMW engine is a winning one.”