Endurance: Former soccer player Fabien Barthez could enter 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans

The 2013 champion of France’s GT championship Fabien Barthez is racing towards his first appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

His team’s boss Jerome Policand confirmed the rumour.

If they can put together a budget, and if the French classic’s selection committee approves the team’s application ahead of the 2014 edition, Barthez could be on the grid of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the wheel of a SOFREV-ASP Ferrari 458 Italia.

Fabien Barthez, Ferrari 458 Italia, Le Mans

Fabien Barthez, Ferrari 458 Italia (Photo: gt-tour.fr)

“The team’s ready for Le Mans, after racing three times at the 24 Hours of Spa,” Policand is quoted saying by Endurance-Info.com.

“Fabien can race at Le Mans. If this project goes through, he will focus on it. We’ll know more by November 15th.”

Bathez, who turned to motor racing after retiring from soccer in 2007, already took part in an official test session once, as part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when he drove an LMPC car in 2012.

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