Tag Archive: ORECA

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.

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Oct 31

Asian Le Mans Series: Rookie Harrison Newey (Oreca) triumphs in his endurance debut

The Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport outfit made a spectacular start to the Asian Le Mans Series season this weekend

Asian Le Mans Series - Rookie Harrison Newey (Oreca) triumphs in his endurance debutThe team fielded two Oreca 05-Nissan cars in LMP2 and a Ligier JS P3 in LMP3, and bagged both pole position and victory in LMP2. The icing on the cake was the win for Harrison Newey, son of well-known Formula One engineer Adrian Newey, in his endurance racing debut. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

LMP2 is already preparing for 2018!

This was approved in the case where performance gaps were noted between the four chassis.

2017-09-15-0110In compliance with the regulations drawn up in consultation with the four constructors involved, Oreca, Onroak, Riley and Dallara, adjustments are going to be made to certain prototypes after the first season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 22

“I can’t wait to do the 24 Hours of Le Mans.” – Jean-Eric Vergne (Oreca)

The French driver is impatient to hit the 24 Hours circuit to say the least

Jean-Eric Vergne (Oreca): "I can't wait to do the 24 Hours of Le Mans."Jean-Eric Vergne will debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month and join forces with Tor Graves and Jonathan Hirschi in the #24 Oreca 07-Gibson entered by CEFC Manor TRS Team China in the LMP2 class.

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May 13

ELMS: Oreca 1-2-3 in Qualifying at Monza

4 Hours of Monza
ELMS - First pole position for Graff Racing (Oreca)Enzo Guibbert gave the French team Graff their first LMP2 pole in the European Le Mans Series after a nail biting qualifying session that saw the young driver beat 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 champion and Toyota factory driver Nico Lapierre to the top spot by 0.1 seconds with a 1m36.526 lap.

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Mar 24

WEC: A Chinese-inspired livery for Jackie Chan DC Racing’s two Oreca LM P2s

The design was born out of a contest among students at the Wuhan University Insititute of Design and Sciences

A Chinese-inspired livery for Jackie Chan DC Racing's two Oreca LM P2sDuring a press conference in Beijing, the Jackie Chan DC Racing team unveiled the stunning Chinese livery designed for its two Oreca 07-Gibsons set to compete in the full 2017 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LM P2 class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

New Year, New Regulations for LMP2

The Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) is defined as a closed racing car

2017 is the year the new LMP2 regulations come into effect with teams now being able to choose to run a car from four chassis manufacturers, all powered by a single engine supplier which offers a significant increase in performance while at the same time reducing the running costs.

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Jan 08

Roar Before The Rolex 24 wraps up at DIS; Teams look to Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan. 28-29

ORECA LP P2s Post Fastest Sunday Laps

2011-02-18_0647 The Roar Before the Rolex 24 wrapped up a three-day run Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, preparing competitors for North America’s premier sports car event, the historic 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 18

Technical Regulations released for 2017 WeatherTech Championship

IMSA officials released Technical Regulations for all four classes heading into the upcoming season

2016-07-10-3284 The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will usher in a bold new era for professional sports car racing in North America led by all-new race cars in the series’ top Prototype (P) class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 11

WEC: Rebellion Racing goes with Oreca for its return to LM P2 in 2017

It’s now a done deal, the Swiss outfit has confirmed the continuation of its relationship with Oreca, and has ordered two Oreca 07s

WEC - Rebellion Racing goes with Oreca for its return to LM P2 in 2017

Early October, the Rebellion Racing team announced it was leaving the LM P1 class to return to LM P2 without specifying with which constructor it would collaborate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

WEC: Graff Racing (Oreca) eyeing the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans in LM P2

“The logical progression was to create an LM P2 program for 2017” – Pascal Rauturier

Graff Racing (Oreca) eyeing the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans in LM P2Announced for the 2015 season, Graff Racing’s move to LM P2 will finally take place in 2017 with the acquisition of an Oreca 07 for the French team currently fourth in the LM P3 class in the European Le Mans Series.

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Mar 31

Eurasia Motorsport (Oreca) launches 2016 campaign

ELMS and Le Mans

Eurasia Motorsport chose the Guangdong circuit in China to launch its 2016 campaign, which will include the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Asian Le Mans Series operations manager Cyrille Taesch Wahlen was in attendance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Manor to enter 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

For its 27th year of racing, Manor will compete in the full FIA WEC season including the 24 hours of Le Mans

ORECA 05 - Manor 3 Twenty-six years after entering its first season of competition, Manor will embark on its first season in the FIA World Endurance Championship which will include the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10

2017 LM P2 regulations – The four chassis constructors selected

After eight months’ work and a two-month selection process

2017 LM P2 regulations - The four chassis constructors selectedThe four constructors are: Dallara (Italy-United States), Onroak Automotive (France), Oreca (France-United States) and the joint-venture Riley Tech/Multimatic (USA, Canada and the United Kingdom), subject to validation of the regulations by the World Motor Sport Council on 10th July.

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May 17

ELMS: Thiriet Oreca wins Thriller in Imola

The LMGTE battle proved to be the talk of the event with leading four cars covered by a few seconds
The no46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca-Nissan of Tristan Gommendy took the chequered flag to secure a great win for the French team ahead of the no48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03R-Nissan.

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May 17

ELMS: Half way through the 4 Hours of Imola

Imola Race day : Thiriet Oreca leads in action packed race at Imola at half tme

4 Hours of ImolaWith two hours left of the 4 Hours of Imola the Nissan powered no46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 05 of Ludovic Badey was leading 22 seconds ahead of the no48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca of Michael Lyons. As the clock counted 120 minutes the race had just resumed after a short safety car period to recover the no5 Villorba Corse Ginetta from the entry of the pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16

ELMS: Oreca fastest in wet free practice at Imola

Free Practice 1&2 in Imola
The first Free Practice session of the weekend in Italy was interrupted by two red flags as rain presented the drivers with some tricky driving conditions.

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Mar 24

ELMS: Oreca fastest at Paul Ricard

The fastest LMGTE contender was the no56 AT Racing Ferrari 458 Italia

European Le Mans Series logo Overall the fastest car of the two days was the no48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03R-Nissan, with Nathanael Berthon setting a 1m48.155 lap during the first session on day one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 12

Two big names to return to Formula 3 stage

Ten years have gone by since Renault retired from Formula 3 racing.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThis Tuesday, the French manufacturer announced its return to FIA Formula 3 European Championship as engine supplier.

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Nov 02

Le Mans: Aston Martin dominates at Okayama

Stefan Mucke and Harold Primat take victory

In the second Asian Le Mans Series race of the weekend at Okayama. While Stefan Mucke and Harold Primat dominated the second Asian Le Mans Series race at Okayama to secure victory in race two although the Sora Racing Pescarolo of Christophe Tinseau and Shinji Nakano emerged as the overall winner of the event to earn a slot in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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