Dec 17

Comparing the Dallara P217, Ligier JS P217 and Oreca 07

The 12 cars entered in the 2017 ELMS were evenly split
2017-06-04-0099In 2017 the new LMP2 technical and sporting regulations came into force in which the category received a power increase with the 4.2 litre Gibson GK-428 becoming the standard power unit across the class and propelling each of the four chassis from Dallara, Ligier, Oreca and Riley-Multimatic.

With all of the LMP2 teams in the FIA World Endurance Championship chose to run the Oreca 07 chassis, the 2017 European Le Mans Series became the only series where three of the four eligible manufacturers went head to head. The 12 cars entered in the 2017 ELMS were evenly split with four Dallara, four Ligier and four Oreca across the grid.

At the end of the season it was the Oreca 07 that came out on top with five pole positions, ten podiums, including three wins, and taking the championship with G-Drive Racing. But while the statistics make it look like the ELMS was dominated by Oreca, on track this was far from the case.

The complete article here on europeanlemansseries.com

source: europeanlemansseries.com