BRITISH GT front-runner Steve Hyde has been confirmed as the driver who will join Morgan Works Team regulars Adam Sharpe and Neil Cunningham at the 24 Hours Le Mans event next month.

While Winchester-based Hyde is best known for his exploits with TVR, he is no stranger to racing the Morgan. He drove the Morgan Aero 8 at Le Mans in 2002 - an event that saw the famous British marque's return to the world's most prestigious race after an absence of 40 years.

Hyde said: "I'm excited to be going back to Le Mans with Morgan which is for a very special race. I have a great deal of respect for my co-drivers, and I know that the whole team will do their utmost to give the crowd a touch of magic, and a weekend to remember."

The huge crowd's enthusiastic reception for the Morgan in 2002 - despite its retirement with a blown engine after 18 hours - led to the creation of the works team, which has won through against major financial, technical and accident setbacks to regain a place at the 'invitation only' event again this year.