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Prototype Watch 2014/15
   
  • Its a great time for the design of new Le Mans prototypes
  • So we'll follow the new shapes and new liveries as they appear - and race...
  • We'll do a section of this site for each marque and keep adding new stories as they come up - with links wherever possible
  • Our 2013/14 pages are preserved as at the LM24 / WEC / ELMS entry announcements and will stay HERE
  • Any help as we update the new pages welcome as always
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  • From Adess to Zytek - the Prototype A to Z - here

 

  • NEWS:-Updates in RED
  • 1st run for NISSAN LMP1 - story
  • SMP LPM2 update
  • ESM to run full 2 car WEC LMP2 programme - story
    • plus NAEC
  • Krohn Ligier starts testing - story & pics
  • NISSAN LMP1 some news
    • - "on schedule" but no details till after New Year
  • ORECA 05 update
    • 5 cars ready for European season start
  • Pilbeam LPM2 update
    • more wet 'n dry...
  • Strakka Dome will not appear in 2014 - story
  • First pic of Krohn Racing Ligier
  • Brabham aim for LMP2 -maybe by race 3 2015 (presumably ELMS?)- story
  • Interesting possibilities in SARD / Greaves tieup - PR
  • Clarification on the Gibson (nee Zytek) LMP2
  • More on Coyote P2 plans...
  • RSR target LMP2 - WEC or ELMS - story
  • ELMS entry for Ginetta LMP3 - story - PR
  • Michael Shank Racing to run Ligier P2 in TUSCC - story
    • starting @ Sebring
    • Feb 15th earliest delivery...
    • LM24 in view for 2016
  • SMP reveal LMP2 - story
  • Graff Racing to LMP2 with Ligier - story - website
  • Super stats from Shanghai - here
  • WEC "Silly Season" update
  • Pilbeam MP100 LMP2 rolled out - story & pics
  • Backer for Perrinn LMP1 - aiming for 2016 LM24 - story
  • Dome testing in finalised form - story
  • New DP entrant for 2015 TUSC - story
  • Morand aiming for LMP2 WEC in 2015 - story
  • TUSC 2015 "silly season"
  • KCMG expand to 2 Oreca LMP2s - 05 coupe for 2015 WEC - story
  • Check out Perrinn funding pitch
  • See new RCE tags on A to Z page - link to Racecar Engineering's unrivalled tech analysis
  • Prototype tech update from Fuji
  • Judd power for Krohn Ligier - story
  • More (just a little) on Shank P2 plans - story
    • Ligier Ford?
  • Rebellion back in 2015 - story
    • maybe with current P2 team(s?) as well
  • Interesting 2017 P2 engine thoughts - story & here
    • check out the companies involved...
  • 2017 P2 - some thoughts from Paris meeting - story
  • TIGA P2 progress & coupe plans - story
    • LMP3 thoughts
  • Rahal Letterman aiming for DP in 2015 - story
    • Riley Dinan-BMW?
  • G-Drive thinking of P1 - story
    • maybe with Nissan - check that final line...
    • and this PR
  • YGK P1 hybrid testing - story
    • in a Jaguar chassis!
  • Shank Racing consider P2 for 2015 - story
    • "staying with Ford"
  • Ford planning global P2 commitment for 2017 - story
  • Porsche LMP1 for 2015 "designed from scratch" - story
  • OAK probably not doing LMP3 - - story
  • Brabham crowdfunding project aiming at LMP2 WEC in 2015 - details - story
  • Dallara Lamborghini P2 for TUSC rumour - tweet - lots of other rumours there too...
  • Lotus P2 morphs into a Praga - story
    • Aiming for 2015 ELMS & LM24
  • Starworks close to HPD P2 deal - TUSC & LM24 - story
  • ESM misses PLM to do China WEC round - story & more
  • LMP3 will use Nissan engines - story - more
  • 2017 P2 spec emerging -story
  • "Lotus" LMP1 is really the 2013 P2 - story
  • Nissan LMP1 to debut Deceber 8th - story
  • Krohn racing for Ligier in 2014 P2 - story
  • 8Star aim to do P2 in 2015 - chassis/power undecided - story
  • Race Performance plan 2 LMP2s in 2015 - one a coupe - story
  • Graff aiming for LMP2 with Ligier for 2016 - story
  • ESM sing Dunlop praises in tests for WEC P2 debut - story
  • Honda DP abandoned "for the season" - story
    • Starworks looking at P2 - among other things... - story
  • Mazda P2 progress & plans - story
    • chassis still Lola
    • Mazda chassis in 2017
  • Pilbeam LMP2 still expected to do Asian LMS or South African races this year - story
  • Subaru "interested" in LMP program beyond 2015 - story
  • SARD looking at 2015 LMP1-L WEC / LM24 entry - story
    • strong Toyota / Lexus connections...
  • HPD still expect to sell 6 LMP2s - story
  • Riley plan 2017 cross-series P2 - story
  • Much to explore at Perrinn server access
  • Andretti, "No" to TUSC P2 in 2015 - story
  • Millennium aiming for WEC "return" - story
  • Perrinn full size model - pic
  • ESM have sights on LM24 P2 for 2015 - story
  • OAK may leave TUSC to customers in 2015 - story
  • Pagenaud's Indy car team looking at P2 Honda - story
  • Details & pics of Ginetta/Juno LMP3
    • "10 to 15 cars" planned
  • Update on Tiga LMP2 - story & pic
  • Honda say 6 ARX-04b P2s will run in 2015 - story
  • Honda DP returning to TUSC - story
  • Rahal Letterman consider P2 in 2015 -story
  • Coyote can new DP body - but plan for 2017 P2 - story
  • Toyota wing update @ Mulsannes Corner
  • More on LMP3 - story
    • new car from SORA/ADESS backed by Sebastien Loeb (Pescarolo?)
    • cars from Oak/Ligier, Ginetta/Juno, Wolf, Tatuus & Riley
    • may be Nissan powered - OEM involvement expected
  • Pegasus to run 2 LMP2 Morgans in 2015 - story
    • will seek 2 LM24 spots
  • LMP2 to become coupe only in 2017 - story
    • Manufacturer specific bodywork in US - story
    • how does that work?
  • LMP3 launched - story
    • ORECA supplied engine - story
    • so no ORECA chassis
  • PC Teams surveyed by Pruett
  • New Lotus P1 pic
  • More on the Ford P2 possibility - story
  • Successful test for Lotus P1/01 - story
  • Dome still aiming for CotA WEC after mods - story
  • More on the Starworks Honda powered DP - story
  • Eurasia AsianLMS confirmation
  • Krohn test Ligier JS P2 - Tracy fits...
  • OAK to have 2 Ligiers at PLM - story - not so now - 1 of each - story
  • Mazda plan new 2017 P2 chassis & maybe LM24 - story
  • State of Play @ TUSC - Pruett's viewpoint
  • PC future looking bleak - story
  • RSR looking @ P2 for 2015 - WEC? - story
  • 8Star Ligier TUSC programme now 2015 if at all - story
  • Eindhoven Uni project aiming for 2017 G56 - story - more
  • Lotus P1/01 testing - pic
  • LMP rumour roundup
  • Eurasia for LMP2 and CN in AsianLMS - story
      ORECA & Tatuus
  • Mazda looking at WEC -LMP 1 or 2? Tweet
  • Watkins Glen 6 hrs Entry List
  • Oak LMP1 could still happen story
  • Dome says "Sorry" - PR
  • OAK to take Ligier-HPD to TOCA and PLM - story
    • but 8Star car not yet certain
  • Current P2 team looking at P1 with RebellionR-One - story
  • Krohn looking at LMP2 for 2014 - which? - story
  • Lotus LMP1 reveal today - website - first pics
  • New coupe LMP2 from Zytek for 2016 - story
  • No G56 for 2015 chosen yet - there may not be one every year - story
  • LM24 team lineup & scutineering pics lots more lineup pics
  • SMP LMP2 project still on track - story - with Zytek Nissan power story
  • More on Nissan's P1 plans
  • Kansas TUSC PC race preview and race 1 - race 2 and photos
  • Millennium Racing really out... story
  • First of many team lineup pics - Porsche
  • LM24 SpottersGuide
  • Zulltech CN / LMP3 update
  • Tech details of current Deltawing coupe
  • LMP3 details
  • In depth LM24 preview - P1 - P2
  • Andetti could do TUSC P2 in 2015 with HPD coupe - story
  • LM24 test day "pretty stats" from GT-Eins
  • Lotus LMP1 will be shown @ LM - story
  • Nice test pics
  • LM24 test times
  • Nissan P1 could be USA design and built - story
  • More set-up pics - Friday - Ligiers & new shape Orecas appearing - more pics Saturday
  • Oreca aero update detail pic - just add new fender!
  • Riley LMP3 planned - story
  • LM24 Test Day preview
  • Get your head around the P1 regs for LM - excellent analysis here
  • Le Mans set up pics - love these... more
  • Strakka Dome out of LM42 - story
  • New Oreca LMP2 upgrade pics
  • TDS Ligier in livery - pic - the past and the future - pic
  • Nissan P1 lanch here - Q&A
  • Interesting Wolf CN announcement - P2 later - story
  • Big NISMO announcement tomorrow - you knew that, but check local times here
  • G-Drive livery for Ligier LMP2 - pic
  • Strakka Dome livery
  • Millennium back in LM24 - story - and after...?
  • TDS livery for Ligier - Pic - & Oak Asia livery (non-cake!)
  • Major Nissan anouncement due May 23rd - story
  • Imola ELMS entry
  • Lotus name drivers & confirm LM24 entry - story & pic
  • OAK Racing Team Asia reveal support & livery (as a cake!) for Ligier Honda - story
    • Total & Michelin push for Chinese market...
  • Racing Engineering considering LMP2 in 2015 - story
  • WEC consider LMP2 changes - story
    • All-pro driver line up possible
  • Racecar Engineering detail P1 specs updated - Porsche - Audi - Toyota - Rebellion
    • Follow all LMP tech here
  • Imola ELMS entry list
  • Rebellion R-One tech analysis
  • ESM confirm 2 Honda ARX-04bs for 2015 - story & livery
    • plans may include LM24
  • Laguna Seca Spotter Guide
  • Honda ARX-04b LMP2 coupe update
  • SMP still planning own LMP2 coupe for 2015 - story
  • ACO sounding out further LM24 reserves - just in case - story
  • Martini colours back on a prototype - pic & another
    • Starworks land star sponsor
  • Spa Thursday paddock pics & more
  • Rebellion livery official reveal
  • Nice render of LM spec Audi R18 & pics of the real thing @ Spa
  • 2 x R-Ones for Rebellion @ spa - tweet & livery tweet
  • Millennium LM24 withdrawal allows all remaining prototypes in - story
  • Nissan take direct involvement in Ligier LMP2 project - story
    • LMP1 next?
  • But Rebellion R-One testing and aiming for Spa - tweeet of revised entry list
  • Spa WEC entry list
    • still no Millennium
    • no Lotus
    • 3 Audis
    • Lolas for Rebellion
    • Jota & Dolan entered
  • Interesting Nissan ZEOD video and pics
  • New common chassis wil be P1 spec - Scott Elkin Tweet
    • "Spec" as in built to a common specification or regulations
    • Not identical as in "Spec Series"
  • Thoughts on 2017 prototype rules - Pruett having a busy day...
  • GT-Eins pretty race stats for Silverstone
  • ESM plans for the future - it's P2 & LM24...
    • other TUSC P2 teams' views
    • and Marshall Pruett's take
  • Excellent ELMS race analysis @ DSC
  • Laguna Seca TUSC entry list
  • Aerodynamic updates @ mulsannescorner.com
  • Rumours @ Silverstone that Labre ARE in LM24 - so who's out?
  • ESM said to be launch team for Honda ARX-04b - story
  • 8Star could do P2 WEC in 2015 - RLM broadcast
  • Strakka Dome update
  • First pic of ORECA Rebellion R-One - story
  • Pickett Muscle Milk pull out of TUSC - story
  • Millennium pull out of Silverstone - story
  • Wolf LMP2 for last 2 rounds of AsianLMS - story
  • Strakka Dome to miss Silverstone & Spa - announcement
  • Sanctions seem to have hit SMP - story
    • still going to Silverstone though - story
    • ... a couple of LM reserves in? -relief for Labre & Signatech
    • what about G-Drive?
  • New livery / sponsor for WTR Dallara Corvette DP - story & pic
  • Lotus LMP1 to miss Silverstone - story & pic - new website (soon...)
  • Prototype prospects for Long Beach - and the management / political scene
  • Eurasia Motorsport to AsianLMS LMP2 & CN - story
    • interesting LMP2 prospectus quotes price per seat per season...
  • Honda HPD P2 coupe revealed - story & pic - more
    • building 4 - "interest in 7"
    • "... is going to be a Honda, a fully integrated solution"
    • running before end of 2014
  • Rebellion R-One to miss Silverstone - story
  • Silverstone ELMS entry list
  • Greaves / Caterham / Dyson lineup for ELMS & LM24 story
  • Craft & Bamboo join forces in AsianLMS - story
  • ORECA progress and plans - interview
  • Morand plans could include Ligier, P3 & AsianLMS - story
  • Silverstone 6Hrs entry list
  • Oak Racing Team Asia - news
  • ELMS test round-up
  • 8Star Ligier power undecided - story
  • Labre to WEC as well as ELMS - story
  • Nissan ZEOD testing - at Snetterton - Video - and Ricard
  • Interview with ORECA covering P1, PC repairs, revised P2, P2 coupe, P3 and more
  • Labre on being first reserve - story
  • Latest news from ELMS test - and more - live tweets
  • GT-Eins signature graphical analysis of Prologue LMP1
  • Now attention turns to ELMS reveals at Ricard - pics - group photo - Tuesday notes
    • here's the Loeb Oreca - with Praga branding...(ahhh Jan Charouz is joining! story)
    • also new cars from Thiriet, Labre, Pegasus, Race Performance
    • new livery from Jota, Greaves Zytek still in Caterham colours...
    • ELMS & AsianLMS for Murphy Prototypes - 2 cars- story
  • One to watch - Graff Racing eye LMP3/LMP2 from 2015 - story
  • More LMP2 entries for AsianLMS - story - more CNs as well
  • Saturday Prologue gallery
  • Latest from Rebellion @ Endurance-info.com
  • Keep up with LMP aerodynamics with Pan_Nullo's excellent graphic blog
  • WEC Prologue roundup - Porsche on top...
  • Friday Prologue pics
  • More nice WEC Prologue pics inc. SMP & Millenium liveries
  • The 2014 LMP1 lineup together pic
  • 8Star confirm Ligier Honda for late 2014 TUSC - story
  • KCMG Oreca livery - pic
  • WEC prologue story & pics & more pics
  • Toyota TS040 reveal & more
  • Porsche 919 testing pics & detail analysis
  • Key withdrawals for Californian TUSC rounds Muscle Milk & Starworks
  • Perrinn myP1 full external surface download
    • print a model on your 3D printer!
  • Audi R18 public reveal - nice set of pics @endurance-info.com
  • SMP undisturbed by sanction issues - story
  • Testing for Morand, Signatech, Millennium & G-Drive
  • Porsche 919 & Dome 103 analysis @ Mulsannescorner
  • Strakka Dome has first run - story & pic
  • IMSA Performance consider LMP2 - story - more here
    • "ideally LMP2 with Porche motor"
    • BTW it stands for  Innovation Mécanique Service Automobile
  • 3 PCs destroyed - others damaged at Sebring - details
  • Silverstone ELMS entry list
  • Significant Scott Atherton interview by Marshall Pruett
    • But IMSA's spin accentuates the positives...
  • Strakka Dome photos
  • Ford interested in "new" F2 - maybe LM in future... story
  • Long Beach TUSC entry list
  • Beautiful Sebring stats @ GT-Eins
  • ELMS test day entry list
    • Alpine enter just one car - story
  • Silverstone 6hrs WEC entry
  • Driver seats filling for LM24 - list - but still plenty of rent seats available...
  • Vibration caused Porche 919 engine redesign - story
  • Hard hitting post Sebring comments from DSC
  • Details of AER LMP1 engine @ DSC
  • Ligier LMP2 testing pics and story and more pics
  • Millennium (ADR - Delta) withdraw Sebring entry - story
  • Nice Sebring race guide and DSC preview and Racer resource guide - Speed prototype preview and results
  • Audi R18 reveal pics and lots more
  • Ligier JS P2 LMP2 - Mulsanne Mike analysis
  • Ligier & Pescarolo CN testing story & pics
  • WEC test day (Prologue) entry list
    • Rebellion running Lolas
    • No Lotus
    • Strakka Dome will be there
  • AsianLMS extends CN eligibilty till (end of?) 2017 - story
  • Nissan ZEOD to start track testing - 2 cars built - story
  • Porsche 919 technical pics
  • Ex Lola-BMW LMP2 team DKR looking @ LMP2 coupe for mid 2014 & 2015 - story
  • Lotus LMP1 is delayed - story
  • Porsche, Audi, Millennium & Oak testing at Sebring - pics - video
  • Porche 919 livery detail - video at microsite - unveiling pics
  • First details & pics of LigierJS P2 - about to test with Nissan power - story
  • Starworks' Riley Honda DP test - story & pics
  • Rebellion sponsor and partner in 2014
  • Porsche 919 main sponsor detail - story
  • More from Atlantic on Wolf Asian Le Mans entry - story
  • Zulltec CZ2 testing again - still very strange - story & pics
  • List of CN cars eligible for AsianLMS in 2014
  • HPD LMP2 coupe going ahead for 2015 debut -story
  • Level 5 could run LMP2 coupe programme later in 2014 (Honda HPD?)- story
  • GAINSCO suspend TUSC programe after Daytona disaster - story
  • Bodywork changes to Alpine A450 for 2014 story
  • LMP3 regulations clarified
    • Will be in ELMS & AsianLMS in 2015
    • Open carbon tub with roll cage & coupe bodywork
    • BHF
    • Max €175 000
  • Catching up on CN /LMP3 entries for AsianLMS this year - Wolf for Atlantic Racing - story
  • Great free e-book of 2013 sportscar season - download at dailysporstcar.com
  • TDS to run Morgan till Ligier ready - story
  • ORECA R-One may be delayed - Rebellion could miss early WEC rounds - story
  • Honda engine in Starworks DP - story
  • Millennium Racing (ADR) ORECA going to Sebring - race entry list
  • Porsche 919 technical details revealed - story
  • Sebring Feb 20-21 test entry list
  • Greaves confirm 2 Zytek ELMS effort - story
  • Audi explain the new LMP1 regs PR - new episode every Monday - follow here...
  • ORECA plan upgraded 03R as 3 year homologation of 03 passed - story
  • Pescarolo finally closes - story - tribute & history @ dailysportscar.com
  • Nice render of Strakka Dome S103
  • Pilbeam debut imminent - story
  • Could be 3 Ligiers for LM24 - story
    • maybe TUSC runs later in season

 

  • From Adess to Zytek - the Prototype A to Z - here
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