Prototype Watch 2015
Its a great time for new sportscar racing prototypes
So we'll follow the new shapes and new liveries as they appear - and race...
There is section of this site for each marque and we'll keep adding new stories as they come up - with links wherever possible
Interesting aero on the new Ford
I know it's not a prototype but rather good isn't it? many more
actually this is the first expresion of the 2016 GTE Pro
rules - looking forward to the Ferrari...
I'll probably be changing the format of Mariantic after LM24 to follow more closely the developments in P2 (ACO & IMSA), P3, GTE Pro & new P1s emering from the unsuccesful P2 applicants Le Mans to expand to 58 starters in 2016 and 60 in 2017 -
Dailysportscar.com Forgot this from a while back - Shank 90% certain to do LM24 in 2016 -
visiting LM for a preview... now saying 98% -
Racer.com BTW in annother
Racer.com interview David Brabham says they could be @ LM24 next year... IMSA still to announce 2017 grandfathering (or not) of DP and P2
also LMP3 participation in IMSA undecided but being thought about
Garage 56 for 2017 will be WR Bio-metheane project
LMP2 regulations confirmed -
Dailysportscar.com - more here Onroak Ligier LMP3
SARD will run 2016 LMP1 programme -
"some WEC LMP2 later this season"
Have split from Morand (except for team name @ LM24)
Onroak will unviel Ligier LMP3 @ LM today Thusday - more later
Addess have 2 orders for their LMP3 & could run @ Estoril -
Autosport.com While we are talking Addess...nice history of the byKolles & its previous identities -
Racecar-engineering.com Addess announce LMP3
remember Addess were part of the LAS (Loeb Addess SORA)
plans.. BMW LMP rumours - just that -
story Could be interesting -
Alpine announcement (think it's a concept not an LMP - Autocar) Fully updated
Spotterguide for LM24 All the scrutineering pics & more by Marshall Pruett -
OK, every year Mariantic sees Le Mans as the end of the season and focusses on what is to come
So, with everything in place for Le Man 2015 - let's take a look at the next big thing in prototypes
I'll keep updating this section - so keep checking back down the page
the new LMP2 for 2017 to 2020 take a good look at FIA's document (including regulations)- get it
here key issues:-
4 manufacturers may supply chasis to ACO & IMSA events
FIA, ACO & IMSA will select them from applicants
candidates must be "entirely independent of a major car manufacturer"
must register by
10th June & submit information as described in the document applicants will be contacted by
17th June and attend meetings in Paris on 22nd & 23rd June succesful candidates informed no later than
8th July So who will get the four slots?
HPD would seem to be excluded by point 3 above - so would Alpine
Strakka Dome will not be bidding -
story Wolf will not be bidding -
story TIGA will not continue their LMP2 programme
Riley - story
there is no reference in the document to one supplier being in North America
American proposal could be collaborative -
story - remember these cars will replace Daytona Prototypes our thoughts on the applicants (other than the obvious)
Ginetta (GT & LMP3) , Dallara (Indy etc & DP), Riley (DP) have the infrastructure but no new car designed
Gibson may be eyeing the engine supply deal with their multiple series expertise (including current LMP2)
BR has a car but little infrastructure or distribution experience, also Russian ownership could pose a problem
Multimatic have infrastrucure but no new car and are involved with Ford in new programmes
so only ORECA and Onroak actually have a compliant car and the required infrastructure at the moment, LMP3 experience says that Ginetta could come up with a car quickly and in volume. I guess that leaves a Riley led joint venture to make up the numbers...
What of the cars?
Rules will differ in IMSA and elsewhere; IMSA cars may have any make of compliant powerplant and may have unregulated bodywork styling, elsewhere the engines will be from a single source and bodywork limited to homolgated shapes (basic & Le Mans) as currently. Tyres will be unrestricted.
As the top class in North America the cars will be free to adopt OEM styling and branding and will be called Prototypes not "P2" or "LMP2"
The situation is far from clear as shown by Bentley's somewhat confused
plan and "clarification"
Current LMP2 will be allowed in Asian LMS and ELMS for 2017 & 2018 -
story. WEC will allow current cars in 2017 - story. Nothing has been formally said about the future of Daytona Prototypes from 2017... Watch here for developments and further comment
There are other big stories to come but for now
let's catch up on new cars while we were away... Prime Racing Ginetta LMP3 for Dutch Supercars and VdeV
Retro blue Nissan GTR - LM
ESM one-off Rolling Stone livery
And the black Porsche
Oh and a red one
LM24 Test Day
entry list Paddock getting ready for LM24 Test Day -
Endurance-info.com Three Niassan GT-R LMs in the Silverstone workshop
Clarifaction on Bentley's 2017 TUSC Prototype plans -
P2 with Bentley engine and styling cues
TDS competition - no translation that I can see - just register & tick 4 multi-choice questions.
Imola gallery -
Dailysportscar.com ...and a white one
- check their
Facebook page including the Periscope sessions you missed...
First pic of the new Rebellion
Interesting Nissan video
VIDEO IMSA on 2017 prototype regs -
Top class WILL be new P2
P2 WILL have just 4 maufacturers
one extra class could be DP, PC or LMP3
unlikely to be 3 classes
Bentley have "wires crossed"
Spa testing pics -
Endurance-info.com IMSA to run LMP3 evaluation after Watkins Glen race -
Sportscar365.com More on Bentley's Daytona Prototype plans -
Dailysportscar.com OAK LM24 livery -
Victory lane @ Imola
Bentley considering Daytona Prototype -
"we race where we can win overall"
"...Daytona Prototypes will not die out. They will exist alongside the P2 class"
Villorba Corse Ginetta LMP3 livery
Imola paddock pics -
Endurance-info.com More rumours of BMW LMP1 programme -
Auto-Motor-und-Sport.de First pics of BR01 livery -
Periscope event - this one Paris United Autosports to LMP3 for 2016 - debut Estoril this year -
Dailysportscar.com ask all the questions you wanted of Darren Cox ELMS
Spotterguide for Imola
includes impression of SMP BR01 livery
entry list LIVE on
Periscope: NISMO Le Mans Preview press event - London - now finished Dailysportscar.com Countdown to Le Mans -
Porsche Pegasus plans (@pics) -
Interesting story from AER -
talking with other teams about LMP1
Newbridge Motorsport aiming for LMP3 in 2016 -
SMP may do TUSC or WEC after LM24 -
to promote BR01 car to other markets
Nissan "University" latest video
VIDEO Pegasus go to Shanghai 6hrs with Total China support -
Enduranace-info.com Magic from
Morand livery for LM24?
LMP2 2017 - spec engine cn be branded by teams
4 chassis makers? "figure never mentioned by ACO"
More Bowling Green
- compelling coverage
Catch the Nissan testing
Periscope session ESM wil not do remaining NAEC rounds -
Krohn also will stay in Europe
Rebellion LMP1 update -
I'm missing something here- "The first car has been at ORECA since Thursday..."
...so where has it been for the last 5+ months? ORECA too busy?
IMSA sound out PC teams on LMP3 -
teams to test @ PLM
will Ligier & Riley be ready by then?
gradual introduction during 2016?
but at least one owner says PC good for 5 more years!
entry list Spa "Pretty Stats" - click to enlarge
Sparks fly at the Bowling Green
LMP2 2017 spec engine bidding includes Judd & Honda, maybe Toyota - NOT VW -
Motorsport-total.com First Ligier JS P3 will be for Graff Racing-
Nissan GT-R LM testing again - one red one black - that freeway webcam's going...(give it a few moments to load)
VisitFlorida win in California
Shank Ligier leading practice @ Monterey
4th in quali
with Pew driving
gallery Marshall Pruett Monterey
Morand to run 2 Morgans later in series -
as Frank Muller...
Corkscrew and Eau Rouge same weekend - does it get better?
Blue sky at Spa this AM
- pic Laurent Chauveau
Spotterguide working at last LMP2 2017 rule - more changes -
Monterey gallery and Spa from Sportscar365.com Spa
live timing New look & new start for Morand
Actually it's dry & quite nice for Spa
Hoping for better weather today
Guess who these are for! - real paint...
live timing Lovely day @ Spa...
Spa set-up gallery -
Sportscar365.com Paul Truswell's LM countdown - #2
Audi Mulsanne Mike's
Facebook page becoming THE place for paddock set-up shots - like this:-
Studio shot of LM spec Audi
- see comparisons
and "those" mirros...
Intersting Nissan GT-R LM stories @
Topgear.com JDC Motorsports livery for Monterey
Spotterguide ByKOLLES upgrade @ Spa 6hrs
and does that blank fin foretell a sponsor reveal? - it wasn't - Has a big Yellowwings now!
LNT LMP3 Silverstone 24 hr video
VIDEO Spa first paddock pics from
Endurance-info.com Spa 6hrs preview LMP1 -
Dailysportscar.com and LMP2 Monterey TUSC
Spotterguide Pan_Nullo magic on LM spec Audi -
Meanwhile SARD-Morand will be @ Spa with new sponsor -
announcement What's this? "Franck Muller and Sard Morand will unveil the design of the Crazy Car on June 13th during the 24 Hours of le Mans."
Kairos plans outlined post-Morand -
3yr program to LMP1 with Greaves
May be @ PLM...
ESM Ligiers - first run today -
Dailysportscar.com's Countdown to LM24 - pt1
Toyota 3 Posche 919s for Spa 6hrs -details-
Endurance-info.com Ginetta LMP3 completes Silverstone 24hrs - results -
Darren Cox on the LMP2 2017 proposals -
"there’s really nothing wrong with P2 right now"
Ginetta LMP3 @ Silverstone 24hrs this weekend - follow on
some extra LED's on there?
NISSAN GT-R LM Testing video
VIDEO Mazda's thoughts on LMP2-2017
"excited" by styling cues - remember Mazda's LMP2-based Furai?
Intersting comments from Onroak @
and factory tour
entry list AUDI testing LM spec at Monza today
- very different to
HPD confirm LMP2-2017 chassis bid -
Sportscar365.com Spa 6hrs
entry list Morand and Kairos part company -
PR - Facebook - Dailysportscar.com
New 4 race AsianLMS calendar
2 LMP2 slots for 2016 LM24 on offer
Dome 103 aerodynamics & more @
Long Beach finishing order in pictues -
Dailysportscar.com WTR backing Dallara in LMP2-2017 chassis bid
Sportscar365.com ESM to resume HPD ARX-04b testing after LM24?
Sportscar365.com New LMP2 cars
Racer.com Tech Talk videos Long Beach this weekend
LM24 Test Day entry details -
Dailysportscar.com One SARD-Morand Morgan withdrawn from LM24 -
more to come - rumour that Ibanez have been told OK for their 2nd Wolf
so 2nd KCMG in as well (Algarve Pro withdrew)
Lots of "pretty stats" on Silverstone WEC from
click to enlarge
Long Beach TUSC
MSR Ligier blue...
Nissan GT-R LM progress update from Ben Bowlby -
Remind yourself of the history of the dominant LMP2 Gibson - from 2002 Reynard 02S -
wikipedia ByKOLLES race
Silverstone galleries -
Sportscar365.com - Dailysportscar.com - Racer.com RLR / Bolton Uni - ELMS
photo album ELMS pretty stats - full size & more (incl. LMP3) @
ESM HPD excluded -
Sportscar365.com Brilliant WEC race too - what a start to the season!
Thrilling ELMS Gibson 1-2 (Greaves 1st)
LMP2 changes still "work in progress"
no fixed number of chassis suppliers announced
Gosh these LMP3s look the part! great on track too- confusing the GTs
A bit of Silverstone atmosphere from John Dagys more @
VIDEO Nice pic of TRD ORECA from practice today
G Drive Ligier pressing on
Gibsons dominate ELMS practice
Nicer pic of Speed Factory car
Lanan Ginetta out on track - so that makes 5!
Second TeamLNT Ginetta now running
ESM pit setup video
VIDEO Speed Factory Ginetta LMP3 nearly ready
Ed Foster on designing the Ginetta LMP3 -
Motorsport.com Rollcentre LMP3 debut delayed -
Endurance-info.com WEC 2015 update from
Sportscar365.com Marshall Pruett's pitlane gallery @
Spotterguide LMP3 update from
Dailysportcar.com NISSAN show cars tucked up for the night
Ligier in ESM's new graphic
No 7 nearly finished...
this sends quite the right message!
Silverstone Friday news from
Sporstcar365.com Another not far behind
TeamLNT Ginetta LMP3 ready to go
Two NISSAN GT-R LMs @ Silverstone (1 show car, 1 real?)
- no both show!
Looks like we'll get a tweet of every decal @ RLR so
Team RLR / Bolton Uni Ginetta LMP3 - close to reveal @ Silverstone
could be 5 before the day's out...
Ibanez ORECA 03s WILL be branded as Wolf GB08s in ELMS -
Spotterguide Speed Factory Ginetta LMP3 in build - will it be ready for Silverstone?
Silverstone WEC LMP2 preview now released after Brabham ESM embargo passed -
Dailysporstcar.com SARD/Morand Morgans not expected at Silverstone WEC round -
Kairos sale problems Note "sale" not sponsorship...
Works Ginetta LMP3 sneak livery preview
LMP2 changes - some facts & figures
Nasportscar.com Villorba Corse Ginetta LMP3 will miss Silverstone -
PR via 10/10ths Silverstone WEC preview LMP1 -
Dailysportscar.com Silverstone ELMS Preview -
Dailysportscar.com NISSAN LMP1 programme update from Darren Cox @
Racer.com Bargeboard special from
Audi supporting the
SRT41 Garage 56 LM24 project Endurance-info.com Haven't followed GTs since GT40 days - but this is getting me interested...
So is this an April 1 joke?
Endurance-info.com (it was)
5 LMP3 Ginettas!
well at least 3 exist...
SMP cars (ORECA 03s) entered by AF Corse
analysis of the WEC Prologue
Kairos aiming for LMP1 within 3 years Sportscar365.com
now majority shareholder in Morand
IMSA confirm "shared platform" for P2
Sportscar365.com Wolf still planning new LMP2 for 2016 -
will move to P1 after 2017 if not allowed in P2
Tweets foretell of LMP2 rethink?
60 cars for Le Mans 24hrs 2016 -
Racer.com Strakka review possibilities -
2nd Dome LMP2 available for 2016
LMP1 return "is one of our wishes"
BR-01 LMP2 testing after the Prologue
Fin-less LMP1s - more @
James Gibson Photography
Prologue Saturday sesion report -
FOIP (to become a tradition I hope!) Did we miss putting a ByKolles pic in from Prologue?
anyway here's another...
PR Ligiers in the morning sun @ Ricard
Ricard WEC Prologue report
2017 LMP2 regs will not have spec tyre -
Dailysportscar.com NISSAN GTR-LM passes crash tests this time!
Pics from Friday WEC practice -
Endurance-info.com 2nd ORECA 05 for KCMG -
Dailysportscar.com Check out the details of the new LMP1s @
live timing More on the Morand Kairos confusion -
Dailysportscar.com And SARD MORAND reveal
there IS Kairos branding...
Thursday Ricard gallery @
Dailysportscar.com OK here's the KCMG ORECA
05 - nice...
Strakka Dome LMP2 reveal
KCMG ORECA 05 livery - more soon
Porsche LMP1 team reveal
Toyota LMP1 reveal
Racer.com thoughts on P2 plans from
IMSA - more from ACO Ricard test reports from
Greaves & Murphy - P2 roundup from Dailysportscar.com
Notes from Ricard pit ahead of WEC tests -
Dailysportscar.com Beautiful Ricard pic galleries @
Sportscar365.com & Dailysportscar.com Ginetta wrapping as the test proceeds!
Krohn Racing Pink on leased Ligier @ Ricard
CN coupe progress @ Zulltec - no further comment...
BR01 first pics @ Ricard
car unfinished & will not run
Ibanez ORECA 03 @ Ricard
2015 AUDI P1 vs 2014 - more at
More US team thoughts on P2 rules -
Sortscar365.com Greaves Gibson with
Kairos livery (there' a story here...)
Keep up with Ricard reveals more @
Dailysporstcar.com & more Paddock pics @
Endurance-info.com Eurasia ORECA 03R
Sebring - story & results @
Sportscar365.com Another pic of Ginetta LMP3
Compare to the render...
Neat sum up of Porsche 919 improvements for 2015 - templar @
10-10ths TDS ORECA 05 livery reveal
New sponsor for Greaves -
PR - livery reveal tomorrow Green @ Sebring P2s 1-2-3 -
timing MCFC GTR-LM on display ahead of game today
P2s dominate Sebring qualifying -
Dailysportscar.com Paddock notes on BoP -
Racer.com More from Ginetta LMP3 first run
Ricard on Monday!
VIDEO LMP2 will have spec engine FIA confirm -
Sportscar365.com Big sportscar moment
NOW - see here - more to follow
How many of these showcars do they have!
Sure you guessed this...
Ligiers 1 and 2 in FP4 @ Sebring -
Sportscar365.com Pics from Sebring practice @
Something going on livery-wise @ NISSAN
Like a go yourself?
for a bigger one
Krohn Ligier fastest in night practice @ Sebring -
Racer.com Sebring 1st practice results -
pdf Several teams looking at running HPD ARX 04B in TUSC -
Sportscar365.com Video from Graham Goodwin
VIDEO OK here's some clearer ones
AUDI R18 launch in progress - more later...
DOME aero pics & analysis @
Mulsannescorner.com TIGA LPM2 project "on hold"
OK car is Krohn Ligier but what is the bird?
Porsche testing 919 today - Ricard of course...
Sebring PC analysis from
Racing Reports G-Drive's Ligier approaching reveal time
Revised Ford livery for Ganassi DP
NISSAN GT-R LM debut to be delayed -
Constructors' views on LMP2 proposals -
Sportscar365.com Strakka Dome 2015 livery
TDS ORECA 05 delivered
- livery reveal next Monday
ACO 2017LMP2 proposals worrying constructors and teams -
and see earlier reports
below ISMA proposing collaborative American LMP2 design for 2017 -
BR01 preview - 3 being built (1 for sale)-
Stylish or what!
Making of the Superbowl ad. NISSAN GT-R LM - some interesting stuff...
VIDEO Interesting article on AER LMP1 engine @
some LMP2 teams considering moving to LMP1" Sebring
entry list- spotters guide Fun... timelapse of ORECA 05 build
VIDEO Speed Factory LMP3 livery
- more at SpeedFactory
First of many! Ginetta LMP3
New(?) blog from Jordan Wilkins covering Sebring prototype entry -
Part 1 - Part 2 Major news - ESM switch to Ligier -
ARX -04b homologation delayed to 2016
ESM cars returned to HPD
ARX-03bs @ Sebring, WEC Ricard & Silverstone
Andretti to develop ARX -04b? and race in TUSC later?
Racer.com Shame to bid farewell to this beauty so soon...
entry list ByKOLLES livery revealed
Second OAK Ligier for LM24
ELMS Ricard test
entry list Sebring
entry list AUDI R18 testing @ Sebring
- pic Marshall Pruett
ESM to run
livery at Le Mans (Tequila a no no) - Dailysportscar.com Thrilled with my Google homepage today!
Notes from ORECA 05 first test
NISSAN GT-R LM @ Geneva Auto Show - pics @
2015 AUDI R18 testing @ Sebring - unofficial video
VIDEO A "real" pic of an ORECA 05
Pan-nullo on those tunnels - and
AUDI & NISSAN testing LMP1 at Sebring this week -
Sportscar365 African Six Hours result at
Dailysportscar NISSAN GT-R LM testing video
Harry Tincknell at Palm Beach Raceway
LMP2 regulation controversy
Chevrolet on upcoming P2 regulations - very interesting @
"...putting an engine platform in a car like a Ligier could offer us the opportunity to continue in the prototype class" Thiriet by TDS ORECA 05 livery -
More of these from
ORECA 05 - more images at
LMP2 2017 rules per
4 nominated chassis - one American
spec 4ltr engine for ACO - open for USCC
fixed for 4 years
current cars (& DPs) grandfathered for one year (2017)
Nice pics from Dunlop Test at Aragon -
updated aero on Gibson & Morgan
Must say I am much impressed with the new WEC social media -
Twitter African Six Hours will stream live 28th Feb -
Ex Whelen Corvette DP - in JPS livery for
Couple of nice items on eBay.co.uk - click to see listings
Oreca 05 KCMG livery
Pilbeam MP-100 ready race
in Phakisa 6 Hour
See more at their
Oreca 05 first pics
- strange urban graphics...
ByKOLLES trailer on their
website First spy-shot of 2015 Toyota LMP1 testing @ Portimão(?) - race no 1!
2011 Lola pitch to Red Bull - more at
No BoP in LMP2 for WEC & ELMS
Racer SARD planning LMP1 switch "eventually"
Sortscar365 ESM set up base in Surrey for European WEC season -
Sportscar365 If you're getting a taste for vintage Nissans visit this
I am totaly in awe of Nissan / NISMO public/press relations!
Does anyone do it better?
on LMP aero changes and more
plus definitive analysis of the GT-R LM of course
Read Sam Smith on the "much needed dose of insanity" in
Wired So, white/red/blue?
Gibson thinks so
Race Performance sit out 2015 (may do Asian LMS)
Sportscar365 Strakka Dome testing going well
Another view from Porsche 919 testing
Porsche 919 testing today (9Feb) @ Bahrain
NISSAN GT-R LM explained -
TopGear Through the tunnel - GT-R LM
More on ByKolles sponsorship model -
I'm getting to quite like this...
still don't understand the rear drive though
someone explain pls...
oh - there isn't one!
LM reserve Algarve Pro Ligier - more at their
isn't the Ligier a super looking car?
IMSA Performance LMP2 plans come to nothing - this year-
Endurance-info BR01 delayed till March -
reasons & ELMS switch explained
Now the Nissan GT-R LM naked!
fascinating -is that a 3D printed gearbox?
G-Drive Ligier livery
SMP to concentrate on ELMS - no WEC in 2015 -
Motorsport.com Yet more Nissan GT-R LM pics @
Racer Rebellion confirm switch to AER power
Villorba Corse enters ELMS LMP3 with Ginetta -
PR Interesting (& sensible) words from Mike Shank on "the future" @
GordonKirby First of many GT-R NISMO LM videos
VIDEO and another - GT-R racing DPs!
VIDEO Surprise Onroak Ligier LMP3 -
So here it is - technical stuff @
Racer Darren Cox interview @
Eyes on Estoril this week for LMP2 testing - Jota Gibson with 2015 mods is first - pic @
Greaves, Alpine and Oak to come
Here they are pics from
Autosport.pt NISSAN LMP1 recap before the "launch" @
Mulsannescorner Alpine set for WEC LMP2 entry -
maybe ELMS as well & 2 cars for LM24
SARD WEC/LM24 programme announced
engine badged as SARD V8
website no we won't show the pics they sent out by mistake!
Rebellion could miss Silverstone WEC round
Engine options; "There is Judd with a V8 or a V10, the AER turbo V6 and the V8 developed by Neil Brown [based on the Audi DTM V8], as well as options from Honda Performance Development and Cosworth."
The first official unleaked image of Nissan LMP1
As reported on
Endurance-info (with Google translation)
Something else I learned today:-
#TBT means Throw Back
Thursday " post an old pic from a different era of your life"
isn't Twitter wonderful...
he wasn't 25th BTW - out lap, display shows car number
LMP2 big news day!
RSR aiming for some LMP2 in Europe -
leasing "inactive" ORECA 03R WEC programme - who? AF Corse?
Ibanez Racing ORECA 03Rs wil be branded as Wolf GB08 LM -
Thiriet by TDS enter ORECA 05 in ELMS & LM24 -
Endurance-info KCMG enter ORECA 05 coupe in WEC & LM24
PR Pegasus plans @
Morgan in ELMS & LM24
2nd Morgan in ELMS or AsianLMS
Ligier possible for 2016
WEC in the future
ACO thoughts on 2017 LMP2 rules -
Racer & Sportscar365 Team SARD Morand will enter WEC -
testing Feb 25/26 @ Aragon
Other WEC LMP2 tests
Strakka Jan 31 for week Aragon
G-Drive & Oak Feb 21/22 Aragon
Oak & KCMG 1st week Mar HTTT
no dates yet from SMP
ORECA HdC interview @
amongst other things:
LMPC runs to end 2016
then may get new aero kit
four 05s sold
Rebellion engine choice "end of the month"
this Nissan LMP1 render is about there... Full video and sound recordings of Daytona 24hrs -
IMSA WTR will not take up LM24 invite
Endurance-info Daytona 24 - finishing order in picture -
DailySportscar OK a lucky win in PC, but not undeserved
Daytona victor - Ganassi Riley Ford
now bring on the Ford GT program...
pic thanks Marshall Pruett
live timing The moment the Mazda lead the Daytona 2 hrs - see the leader light...
Stripey red for MSR Ligier!
New dawn for Ibanez - ex Millennium Oreca 03s at Aragon
Starworks Martini colours
ByKOLLES will be yellow, black and grey - see
and sponsor site
live timing MSR Ligier in red
New livery for the # 5 AXR DP
More Nissan LMP1 detail at
MulsannesCorner Daytona paddock pics from Martin Spetz @
includes new MSR Ligier livery
IMSA Radio announced - full details @
Andy Blackmore spotters guide for Daytona 24 -
click to download
And another new livery!
PR for details of BAR1 entries
Nice detail on PR1 car
Action Express new livery...
Not unexpected! Preview of Starworks Riley DP @ Daytona
- " Martini anyone?"
Motors TV is where we in the UK get most of our sportscar coverage - now its coming to America - PR
Expect a lot of Daytona unloading shots over the next few hours - some very interesting...
Positives from Mazda Lola TUSC program ahead of 2015 programme -
Sportscar365 Worth a read - pre TUSC season views @
Racer Honda HPD ARX-04b - ESM livery
Rollcentre LMP3 plans - Martin Short interview @
EnduranceInfo Level 5 Federal case settled -
Racer Clearer ones
here More - and clearer Nissan LMP1 spy shots emerge -
clearly front engined
smaller rear tires than front
The similarity to the earlier Jalopnik render below is remarkable - that IS it...
good one here via
Matt Fernandez don't think it's quite that elegant though!
Better shot of Deltawing livery
Roar "pretty stats" @
GT-Eins First spy shots of Nissan LMP1 testing at COTA
Another week - another livery for Deltawing - see
WEC promo video
Ginette Juno LMP3 launch Video
Now a blue Ligier - Algarve Pro testing at Valencia with
RG Racing Daytona update @
So what is happening here?
the CRC is
this - you know what Racer is! Porsche 919 2015 version emerges
Update on LMP3 projects @
DSC Detailed Roar summary @
Video of ESM HPD debut
Interesting video - Mike Shank on his new Ligier P2
Wet Sunday Roar gallery at
S365 Saturday Roar gallery at
S365 Friday Roar gallery at
DSC Deltawing looking very credible in Daytona practice -
EI More previews of
Ibanez Racing ELMS LMP2
Wayne Taylor LM24 odds now 70:30 up from 50:50
No OAK racing in TUSC or WEC in 2015 -
only in support of G-Drive (aiming for 2 car entry)
Starworks Riley MK XX
note "Dinan" not BMW and no Martini (yet?)
HPD ARX-04b - second car under construction at the track
Daytona mood shots from Marshall Pruett
These new Corvette bodies look rather good - don't you think?
Keep checking here -
ByKolles.Com I see
Draken, Marshall Pruett sees chipmunk!
- oh and here's his Roar Saturday Notebook
So that's where the HPD rear view mirrors are!
First quickie of Deltawing livery
Nissan "confirm" Superbowl LMP1 launch -
DSC Daytona testing "Roar Before the 24" unload gallery -
S365 and Tech gallery DSC
New sponsor for PR1
Ganassi Riley Ford ready to go @ Daytona
Lotus LMP1 to be renamed as byKolles -
motorsorttotal Article below mentions LMP2 in VdeV - it seems it is so! -
and LMPC - we'll check further
Boutsen Ginion possible for ELMS LMP2
Significant new sponsorship & driver lineup for Deltawing -
EI more @ Racer
Ginetta Juno LMP3 reveal @ Autosport Show
Mulsanne Mike's Nissan LM1
Cosworth turbo drives front
2000 HP from all systems
no rear wing
small diameter rear wheels for low drag
top speed "mental"...
Notes from MSR Ligier testing -
PR Feedback from HPD LMP2 testing
interest from new team - "...assume it’s the WEC"
Riley LMP3 revealed
PC chassis safety upgrades announced -
Racer Ginetta Juno will be unveiled at Autosport Show - unbodied -
bodywork not ready in time?;-)
Strakka Dome - inside story -
dervhead MSR Ligier shining in the morning sun
testing at Palm Beach
"So which is closest?" Darren Cox retweet
Confirmation of Starworks' continuation of Schultis PC programme
and of possible Martini expansion - more at
LAS LMP3 update S365
no orders yet but "ready to press the button"
ORECA 05 update
testing Feb - Silverstone debut
2 teams in 2014 (TDS &?)
LAS LMP3 details in pdf
click to download
Need to catch up on LMP3?
Read the full ACO spec and PR
click to download
WEC LMP2 season review at
nasportscar MSR Ligier spectacular livery
Neat ELMS round up @
lemansportugal What's the story here?
Graff confirm ELMS LMP2 & LM24 entry
Another view of the new HPD
DSC previews - 2015 DP & LMP3
DSC's 2015 LMP2 "what's new" NISSAN LMP1 is front engined - front drive says
oh, and two gearboxes and no rear wing - right...
Race Performance 2015 plans -
2 ORECA 03R Judds in ELMS & LM24 most likely
Have you seen our new "scroll to top" widget?
- scroll down a bit & it appears lower right...
oh & a Sharethis button set as well -->
2015 ELMS update @
2 ORECA 05s for TDS?
LM24 2015 regs.
LMP3s can run on Test Day
56 entries to be announced Feb 05
No "special" entry 56
2015 look ahead in LMP1 -
S365's & EI's take on LM24 entries - 46 prototypes!
- up to 47 this AM!
so, room for nine of those GT thingies...
PR1 back in 2015 TUSC PC - Racer
Another in-build shot: Ginetta Juno LMP3
RG Racing DP livery preview
Prototype Challenge speeded up in 2015 IMSA rules -
Wolf Racing Cars enter ELMS 2015 - tweet
our guess - rebadged LMP2 - see
EI ORECA 05 update -
03R mechanicals on R-One tub
firm orders for WEC & ELMS
JDC Motorsports back for full TUSC PC programme in 2015 - Racer ELMS entry list speculation @
ours to reflect... Video of HPD ARX-04b running @Sebring -
8Star looking unlikely for prototype programme in 2015 -
S365 Another of those "make of this what you will" stories -
Jalopmik So that really is an intake on the nose of the HPD - cf
Draken side intakes
ready to go @ Sebring -
Spirit of Daytona - 2015 DP first pics
Mazda LMP2 progress & 2015 plans -
Strakka Ricard testing
at least 45 prototypes aiming for slots
Love these in-build shots - MSR Ligier Honda
click each for biiiggg
isn't that a Riley Ford DP in the background? (or 2?)
Sebastien Loeb Racing leave LMP2
Rollcentre adds its name to the Ginetta Juno LMP3 crowd -
aiming for 2016 LM24 with LMP2
Morand confirm discussions with SARD - aiming for 2 WEC slots -
EI Ganassi DP programme to end in 2015 -
concentrating on Ford GTE for 2016 LM24
said programme may just push us into a GT site...
always have been mega GT40 fans
Starworks Riley DP to BMW power -
Lanan Racing join Ginetta LMP3 throng - Twitter
6th Ginetta Juno chassis -
DSC New LAS (Loeb/ Adess/ SORA) LMP3 render
Updated LMP2 image from TIGA
wonder if it will actually be LM215...
New thoughts on NISSAN LMP from
analysis of unconventional layout rumours
Flybrid ERS - not yet installed
Rebellion confirm 2 car 2015 WEC effort @ PR event
WEC "Silly Season" update @
S365 Greaves & Jota to run upgraded Gibsons -
DSC AXR testing new Corvette DP @ Daytona -
Racer Wayne Taylor Racing have IMSA nominated Le Mans 24 pre-selection entry -
"working on putting a program together"
S365 most likely with a European team - Ligier mentioned in conversation
Wolf to run re-badged LMP2 in 2015 ELMS -
LMP2 coupe for 2016 will be called Tornado
Gibson (nee Zytek) LMP2 coupe on hold for 2017 regs -
current LMP2 to be upgraded - Gibson 015S
First pics of ESM Honda coupe testing -
Racer - Ryan's tweets
Initial render for comparison
New look at the top of TUSC
MSR Honda Racing Ligier -
C7 styling for Corvette DPs -
Less Telmex more Ford at Ganassi-
Ginetta LMP3 in build -
pic & later... MSR Ligier Honda aiming for 2016 Le Mans 24 -
story High profile driver line-up & sponsorship for LNT LMP3 entry -
Absolute Racing coming to LMP2 in 2015 or 16 - story
Algarve Pro to ELMS with ex-Theriet Ligier -
FB Ibanez ORECA
Krohn for ELMS -
story ORECA 05
Starworks for PC and DP in TUSC 2015 -
DP powerlant "under wraps"
Krohn Ligier testing - more
Super stats from Shanghai -
here WEC "Silly Season"
update Pilbeam MP100 LMP2 rolled out -
story & pics Backer for Perrinn LMP1 - aiming for 2016 Le Mans 24 -
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 -
Rebellion back in 2015 -
maybe with current P2 team(s?) as well
Interesting 2017 P2 engine thoughts -
check out the companies involved...
2017 P2 - some thoughts from Paris meeting -
story TIGA P2 progress & coupe plans -
Rahal Letterman aiming for DP in 2015 -
G-Drive thinking of P1 -
maybe with Nissan - check that final line...
PR YGK P1 hybrid testing -
Shank Racing consider P2 for 2015 -
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 -
Aiming for 2015 ELMS & Le Mans 24
Starworks close to HPD P2 deal - TUSC & Le Mans 24 -
story ESM misses PLM to do China WEC round -
story & more LMP3 will use Nissan engines -
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" -
Starworks looking at P2 - among other things... -
story Mazda P2 progress & plans -
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 -
SARD looking at 2015 LMP1-L WEC / Le Mans 24 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 Le Mans 24 P2 for 2015 -
story OAK may leave TUSC to customers in 2015 -
story Pagenaud's Indy car team looking at P2 Honda -
Details & pics of Ginetta/Juno LMP3
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 -
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 -
will seek 2 Le Mans 24 spots
LMP2 to become coupe only in 2017 -
Manufacturer specific bodywork in US -
story how does that work?
LMP3 launched -
ORECA supplied engine -
story so no ORECA chassis
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 Le Mans 24 -
story State of Play @ TUSC - Pruett's
viewpoint PC future looking bleak -
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 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 -
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 -
No G56 for 2015 chosen yet - there may not be one every year -
story Le Mans 24 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 Le Mans 24
SpottersGuide Zulltech CN / LMP3
details of current Deltawing coupe LMP3
details In depth Le Mans 24 preview -
P1 - P2 Andetti could do TUSC P2 in 2015 with HPD coupe -
story Le Mans 24 test day "
pretty stats" from GT-Eins Lotus LMP1 will be shown @ LM -
story Nice test
pic 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 Le Mans 24 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 Le Mans 24 -
story - and after...? TDS livery for Ligier -
Pic - & Oak Asia livery (non-cake!) Major Nissan anouncement due May 23rd -
story Lotus name drivers & confirm Le Mans 24 entry -
story & pic OAK Racing Team Asia reveal support & livery (as a cake!) for Ligier Honda -
Total & Michelin push for Chinese market...
Racing Engineering considering LMP2 in 2015 - story WEC consider LMP2 changes -
All-pro driver line up possible
Racecar Engineering detail P1 specs updated -
Porsche - Audi - Toyota - Rebellion
Rebellion R-One tech
analysis ESM confirm 2 Honda ARX-04bs for 2015 -
story & livery
plans may include Le Mans 24
Spotter Guide Honda ARX-04b LMP2 coupe
update SMP still planning own LMP2 coupe for 2015 -
story ACO sounding out further Le Mans 24 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
render of LM spec Audi R18 & pics of the real thing @ Spa 2 x R-Ones for Rebellion @ spa -
tweet & livery tweet Millennium Le Mans 24 withdrawal allows all remaining prototypes in -
story Nissan take direct involvement in Ligier LMP2 project -
But Rebellion R-One
testing and aiming for Spa - tweeet of revised entry list Spa WEC
still no Millennium
Lolas for Rebellion
Jota & Dolan entered
Interesting Nissan ZEOD
video and pics New common chassis wil be P1 spec - Scott Elkin
"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 & Le Mans 24...
other TUSC P2 teams'
views and Marshall Pruett's
take Excellent ELMS race
analysis @ DSC Aerodynamic updates @
Rumours @ Silverstone that Labre ARE in Le Mans 24 - 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
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 -
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
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 Greaves / Caterham / Dyson lineup for ELMS & Le Mans 24
story Craft & Bamboo join forces in AsianLMS -
story ORECA progress and plans -
interview Morand plans could include Ligier, P3 & AsianLMS -
story 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 -
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
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
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 -
"ideally LMP2 with Porche motor"
BTW it stands for Innovation Mécanique Service Automobile
3 PCs destroyed - others damaged at Sebring -
Significant Scott Atherton
interview by Marshall Pruett
spin accentuates the positives... Strakka Dome
photos Ford interested in "new" F2 - maybe LM in future...
story Beautiful Sebring
stats @ GT-Eins ELMS test day
Alpine enter just one car -
story Driver seats filling for Le Mans 24 -
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)
Rebellion running Lolas
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
Will be in ELMS & AsianLMS in 2015
Open carbon tub with roll cage & coupe bodywork
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 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 Le Mans 24 -
maybe TUSC runs later in season
From Adess to Zytek - the Prototype A to Z - here