LMP2 for 2017 will also be the P class and the basis of DPi in IMSA We'll keep an eye on legacy classes
DP and PC here too
New Cars for 2017
here (lots updated)
Bratislava livery coming along...
Very yellow Jumbo - bet Dunlop's happy with that scheme...
PB Compettition P3 & P2 ready to go @ Monza
ELMS Prologue test
Algarve Pro Ligier testing
Villorba Corse Dallara presentation
Bailey LMP2 project for sale -
ELMS Monza Test entry
Spectacular livery for Jota / DCR ORECAs
More yellow! - ARC Bratislava Ligier
Racing Team Nederland Dallara press launch today
TDS Perrodo ORECA livery teaser
Rebellion ORECA Sebring livery
JDC ORECA lead first practice @ Sebring -
follow Sebring as it happens on our
Panis Berthez Competition livery
Sebring entry list - click to download
Prologue entry list -
TDS G-Drive ORECA @ Aragon -
Rebellion Vaillante livery @ Geneva show -
IDEC Ligier first reveal - testing @ Ricard -
United Autosports' Ligier to Daytona 24H in 2018 -
Alpine A470 - "First Look"
Sebring Test Days gallery from Martin Spetz -
don't these things look antique now!
Update on Ginetta G57 -
don't know which section to put this in! not a P3 any more, will be P1, still called P2...
Racing Team Netherland has second Dallara
Tockwith Ligier testing at Estoril - vidoe & more @
Sebring test 23rd -24th -
download entry list
Jota preparing 2 ORECAs - love these tidy worksops...
SO24! to parner with Signatech Alpine -
High Class Racing Dallara teaser
Dragonspeed G-Drive ORECA lineup reveled -
IDEC Ligier testing @ Aragon -
Olivier Pla driving (except where Ford GT duties clash)
ARC Bratislava confirm LM24 entry is Ligier not ORECA -
sportscar365.com Tockwith to do 4 WEC rounds as well as ELMS -
not going to Sebring though
Why G-Drive split from Jota -
motorsport.com G-Drive ELMS ORECA 07 to be run by Dragonspeed -
WEC entry will be run by TDS
LM24 entry list
Eurasia Ligier for Chris Hoy
ARC Bratislava ORECA
2 Alpines confirmed
2 ORECAs for Graff
2 G-drive ORECAs + TDS
RLR Ligier is reserve
Rebellion rebrand with
Racing Team Nederland quick with their Photoshop
Manor back as CEFC Manor TRS
Jota to join with DC Racing in 2 car WEC entry -
G-Drive & Thiriet together with TDS -
Podium for Riley LMP2 on debut -
Jota have an Oreca 07 -
what are they doing with it?
Graff Oreca ready to roll...
that's Oreca, Ligier and Ginetta they have!
Dragonspeed Oreca rebuilt - that's the black bits! -
Greaves out for 2017 -
how about Krohn? announcement soon...
Thoughts from teams stepping up to P2 from PC -
Daytona Qualifying - all results downloadable on our
Photos from Daytona
Cadillac 1-2-3 in P1 @ Daytona -
sportscar365.com Daytona lineup
Rebellion Oreca livery
Tech Profile no 3:- Riley/Multimatic Mk30 -
racer.com Techy Profile no 2: Ligier JS P217 -
racer.com Unpacking at Daytona -
Starworks hi-viz liveries...
Oreca 07 Tech Profile -
first of 6 in-depth reviews
SpotterGuide - click to download
Ben Keating confirms LM24 entry with Riley Mk30 -
sportsacr365.com Eurasia will run Ligier @ LM24 if entry accepted -
dailysportscar.com Algarve Pro & Tockwith get LM24 places from Sepang
Tockwith looking @ Sebring as well as LM24 -
dailysportscar.com ARC Bratislava to LMP2 for 2017 -
dailysportscar.com 4h of Sepang Qualifying -
Live stream Algarve Pro for ELMS & LM24 with Ligier JS P217 -
DSC saying more LMP2 & LMP3 news to come today...
High Class Racing (ex Renault RS01) with Dallara for ELMS -
Panis-Bartez aim for 2nd Ligier in ELMS & LM24 -
DPi vs LMP2 pretty stats -
Daytona 24hrs entry list
IDEC confirm Ligier JS P217 for ELMS & LM24 bid -
endurance-info.com 2 LM24 spots to be decided at AsLMS finale @ Sepang this weekend -
dailysportscar.com WEC P2 possible entries -
sportscar365.com Jota Racing future doubts raised -
sportscar365.com 4H of Sepang
entry list Interesting Roar analysis from
racer.com Manor will keep LMP2 along with LMP1 in 2018 -
sportscar365.com Creventic 24H series will allow "old" (2016) LMP2s from 2018 -
endurance-info.com WRT LMP2 plans on hold -
endurance-info.com - sportscar365.com
Here we go...
Another unveil due on Ligier stand & Autosport Show
Graff ready 2 Oreca 07s
One for the diary...
Rebellion could do more IMSA -
maybe full season in 2018
LMP2 news -
ARC Bratislava planning LM24
RGR return unlikely (no Ligier in WEC?)
G-Drive could run with TDS
Roar round up from
& finishing order in pictures (click for full size)
Just a note here (because this is where people are looking today!) to check the
Formula E page Buriram 4 hrs
Victory for Kung Fu Yoga!
These Orecas do look the part...
Yes there are still Oreca FLM09s running - more from Roar at
TV coverage from Buriram (CCTV) - & timing Dallara / Cadillac in detail
P2s on the track -
dailysportscar.com and others
Times for Roar P2 -
Roar Before the 24
AsianLMS Burinam 4 hrs
Liveries from Daytona - see
sportscar365.com - see DPis too
PR1 Ligier (e cigarette sponsorship)
Roar P class analysis @
dailysportscar.com & racer.com add Starworks' 2 PCs to Roar entry -
download "Old" LMP2 retrospective -
dailysportscar.com Tockwith have 2016 Ligier on loan prior to delivery of JS P217
Daytona "Roar Before the 24"
download entry list
PR1 Ligier gets livery for Daytona
love it when all that early season bare carbon gets wrapped...
Dragonspeed Oreca 07s in Florida
- more @ dailysportscar.com
IMSA BoP Bulletin -
download DP (without the i) retrospective by
dailysportscar.com and IMSA roundup -
dailysportscar.com DSC ELMS updates -
dailysportscar.com JDC Oreca livery for Daytona
Catch up on WEC LMP2 possibles - dailysportscar.com More on 2017 IMSA PC entries - or is that entry...
sportcar365.com Detail Ligier LMP2 & Onroak Nissan DPi analysis @
Mauritius government could run ELMS LMP2 team -
Onroak - Nissan DPi reveal
Krohn Racing "... has some exciting plans we are working on, but not been able to confirm yet"...
sportscar365.com RGR uncertain for 2017 -
Following Senna move to Rebellion Rebellion confirm 2 car WEC entry -
Prost, Senna & Piquet in lineup! PC class close to extinction -
BAR1 only team confirmed for season
JDC & PR1 to P2, CORE to GTD, Starworks..? Second Oreca 07 for Graff -
may do 2 WEC rounds ahead of full 2018...
Dragonspeed Oreca 07 tests @ Ricard -
2nd car to test @ Sebring next week
Alternative fenders on Riley @ Daytona test
VisitFlorida closing on LM24 entry -
second car delivered soon
maybe with Keating? Interesting fin fitment on Riley -
Riley comparison - from Marshall Pruett
On the Daytona banking - more at
No P2 for Starworks as yet - sportscar365.com
Meanwhile at Sebring - sportscar365.com
Just in case you're not following the DPi pages...
Here's the stock Riley XXX
Testing @ Carolina Motorsports Park yesterday
prior to Daytona testing 13th & 14th
that's another good looking car...
Completing the set...
Pop over to the DPi page for interesting analysis of Mazda styling
ART Grand Prix set for Dallara WEC entry - dailysportscar.com
ahead of SMP P1 effort in 2018
Dutch V8 Racing Team possible for ELMS with ORECA 07 - dailysportscar.com
Ollie Webb on the pace of the new P2s vs ByKolles dailysportscar.com
...ACO & FIA will reign them in...
4 DPis & Visit Florida stock Riley test next week at Daytona - entry list
Perrodo - TDS Oreca @ Paul Ricard endurance-info.com
PR1 Ligier testing @ Sebring - thanks Lanky Turtle
Giorgio Mondini P2 team will be Cosmos GP - endurance-info.com
LMP3 team ARC Bratislava aiming for LMP2 - even LMP1 - endurance-info.com
Dallara P217 @ Bologna Exhibition Centre today
Algarve Pro heads up Fuji qualifying - sportscar365.com
Blank canvas - Dallara update @ endurance-info.com
Rebellion confirm IMSA campaign - sportscar365.com
Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen & Petit Le Mans
Villorba Corse Dallara reveal - endurance-info.com
Cadillac reveal endurance-info.com more @ Road & Track
Dragonspeed confirm Daytona 24 entry - sportscar365.com
All 4 P2s to test @ Sebring in December - dailysportscar.com
TDS to WEC with ORECA -
Rebellion plans - dailysportscar.com
"one could conceive a programme that included perhaps Le Mans and Daytona Prototypes"
LMP2 testing shows new cars significantly faster than current - dailysportscar.com
Bahrain 6hrs report and pretty stats - gt-eins.de
Jagonya Ayam aiming for Daytona 24 with OAK Racing Ligier - sportscar365.com
Another angle on Riley-Mazda
Don't think we've done a close up of Manor's current look
Rebellion targeting Daytona entry - sportscar365.com
United Autosports to do ELMS, PLM & 0218 Daytona 24 - sportscar365.com
Alcohol free ESM in Bahrain
No more LMP2 for SMP? - motorsport.com
or 2018 could be WEC Dallara & ELMS / AsLMS with BR01
"to keep foot on world stage"
Oh and Mazda DPi reveal happened
Team Nederland Dallara
DHL join G-Drive on JOTA ORECA
Keating to get IMSA LM24 invite with Riley - sportscar365.com
LMP2 update from dailysportscar.com
Benoit Morand back managing LMP2 team for Giorgio Mondini - endurance-info.com
Ligier or Dallara
aiming for WEC
Valuable delivery at Bahrain
DAMS aiming for LMP2 - in 2018 - motorsport.com
Graff racing's ORECA 07
SDR Visit Florida confirm Riley Gibson for 2017 - PR
Rebellion to run ORECA 07s - PR
indication of which series carefully avoided...
PR1/Mathiesen Ligier to test @ Daytona from 15th Nov - entry list
Mazda DPi to be unveiled at LA Show 16th November 12:50 PST
Strakka leaves LMP for GT in 2017 - dailysportscar.com
SDR will run Riley Gibson in IMSA - racer.com
Speedsource Lolas for sale racecarsdirect.com
Nic Minassian planning LMP2 team - sportscar365.com
Penske in IMSA LPM2 with ORECA - gt-eins.de
The "old" LMP2 at its peak - Shanghai 1-2-3
- report gt-eins.de
Spirit of Daytona to reveal program "in the next few days.."
ORECA "...We will build more than a dozen cars in less than four months!" - endurance-info.com
Hear a 2017 LMP2 - Ligier @ Estoril
United Autosports take up LM24 invite with Ligier - dailysportscar.com
Jackie Chan DC Racing at Zhuhai - dailysportscar.com
Estoril stats- more at gt-eins.de
So here is the future...
Actual ORECA 07 pic - from Paul Ricard
More ORECA 07 renders
some very clever bodywork here...
real pics later
Pegasus out of LPM2 - dailysportscar.com
ORECA 07 launch coming tomorrow
Keep up with LM24 entries here
End of an era in sportscars @ Estoril today
and it won!
so, tell me again, why did we need to change LMP2?
United Autosport intend to take their LM24 invite - dailysportscar.com
I was just wondering how the economics of running a team worked and Google found this - jalopnik.com
Eurasia livery - Estoril
Villorba Corse confirm Dallara for 2017 - endurance-info.com
See dailysportscar.com for more Ligier testing pics
Don't usually do historic - but love these - Dyson MG Lolas
RLR Msport return to P2 with Ligier Dailysportscar.com
Confirmation that 2017 LMP2 can be re-branded - a la Alpine - sportscar365.com
presumably just in ACO events?
good for Rebellion?
More on Rebellion's plans - sportscar365.com
IMSA, ELMS, WEC all possible
seeking 2 entries for LM24
ESM Ligier's new look for WEC - endurance-info.com
P2 testing times coming out dailysportscar.com
1:36 @Monza for Ligier
sub 3:30 LM predicted by Dallara & Onroak
so that's why Rebellion have left P1L...
Rebellion switch to LMP2 for 2017 - racer.com
WEC "very likely"
Continuing with ORECA "likely but not decided"
US enduros "one of the attractions"
staying with Sebah or over to TDS?
First shot of the Dallara LMP2 ( Autosprint)
and Dan's Cadillac version
WTR DPs fail to sell on eBay
have since sold privately
Villorba Corse to LMP2 with Dallara in 2017 ELMS endurance-info.com
PR1 choose Ligier! sportscar365.com
MSR Ligier goes out in style
how many liveries has this had?
PR1/Mathiesen about to announce LMP2 chassis choice racer.com
Daytona Prototype retrospective - racer.com
Want to buy Krohn's used Ligier?
Starworks Riley Gibson for December delivery - racer.com
DragonSpeed could run Daytona 24 - sportscar365.com
will upgrade current ORECA 05 to 07 & ship to USA
could do full IMSA series if customer interested
Ligier JS P217 video
United Autosports earn LM24 PLM2 invite for LMP3 ELMS win - dailysportscar.com
guess that means a Ligier JSP217 order...
Greaves possible for AsLMS with Gibson - dailysportscar.com
Villorba Corse planning for LM24 P2 in 2018- dailysportscar.com
TDS aiming for ORECA 07 in WEC and converted 05 in ELMS - dailysportscar.com
Pegasus will return to LMP2 only if pay driver found - dailysportscar.com
No LMP2 in 2017 for Race Engineering - endurance-info.com
IDEC Sport Racing confirm Ligier JSP217 - dailysportscar.com
Algarve Pro have 2 Ligiers for AsLMS - dailysportscar.com
ex So24! and WRT car leased after Spa
Dallara start running DPi and FIA versions - racer.com
DPi shaken down in USA - FIA P2 to test next week in Italy
First press photo (see the NISSAN lines already in this shot...)
and Dan Hounsell's DPied view...ESM Nissan?
Here it is - see endurance-info.com & dailysportscar.com
Ligier unveil today
Tockwith Motorsport to ELMS LMP2 with Ligier - dailysportscar.com
JDC Miller confirm ORECA 07 for IMSA
Every body panel different on ORECA 07 - Racer.com
No 2017 prototype from MSR sportscar365.com
ESM to run KFC Indonesia car in WEC sportscar365.com
LMP2 to stay pro-am in WEC & ELMS sportscar365.com
ORECA have sold 12 07s (or 05 upgrades) sportscar365.com
Retro livery for MSR - website
Dawning realisation just how fast new P2s are going to be - sportscar365.com
CORE out of PC with immediate effect - sportscar365.com
WRT to try out ELMS @ Spa - dailysportscar.com
PR1/Mathiesen to IMSA P2 in 2017 - sportscar365.com
CotA Lone Star Le Mans entry list
Ligier JS P217 first run - dailysportscar.com
SDR - Visit Florida Racing aiming for Riley LMP2 - sportscar365.com
2017 LMP2 plans post Mexico - per dailysportscar.com
Alpine set for WEC P2 return with new cars for 2017
Spirit of Daytona - new colours
Riley to build 10 MK30 LMP2s by 1st quarter 2017 - sportscar365.com
Greaves Gibson in Mexico colours
Core considering ORECA 07 for IMSA - dailysportscar.com
Riley Multimatic Mk30 for Keating in IMSA - dailysportscar.com
Graff Racing order an ORECA 07 - dailysportscar.com
4 year programme - LM24 & either ELMS or WEC
Pierre Fillon on LM24 future - dailysportscar.com
We are currently working/talking with General Motors, Cadillac, as well as Nissan
Exhaustive report & stats for Imola 4hr - GT-eins.de
Honda back MSR for Detroit run while team @ LM24 -
Doran to run team - Legge to drive
ESM non alcoholic livery for LM24
As rumours go this is a good one! -
Rebellion IMSA effort will be with support & power from Bentley - lessuissaulans.ch
this story makes so much sense!
Sneak shot of 2017 Ligier - progress & suppliers @ Dailysportscar.com
ORECA 07 P2 progress - Racer.com
05 chassis WILL upgrade to O7
Chevy crate engine for legacy LMPs from TIGA - website
IMSA "Class" at LM24 for DPis - Sportscar365.com
Shank colours at Monterey
New livery for BAR1
No Bentley or Mazda for DPi in 2017 - Sportscar365.com TDS ORECA fastest @ Silverstone ELMS FP
Definitive DPi Atherton interview @ Racer.com
15 LMP2s for Silverstone ELMS - details & pics - Dailysportscar.com
Is this a professional operation?
SMP livery for ELMS
Shank Ligier gets a new skin
Onroak 2017 LMP2 progress - Dailysportscar.com
Shank say HPD is improved " It's all positives" - Racer.com
"Everyone at Honda was happy..."
BTW missed this - Micheal Shank's story of prep for LM24 -
Dailysportscar.com (& part 1
SMP 2016 launch - Endurance-info.com
DPi Q&A from IMSA - website
HPD ARX-04b testing @ Sebring - thanks Lanky Turtle
Long Beach IMSA Entry List
Algarve Pro get NISSAN branding & Chris Hoy for LM24
Don't forget teams can brand the standard Gibson engine whatever they wish...(May 2015)
“Being able to put different names on the engines can help teams to find partners and that’s where we are heading,” Beaumesnil
Aimed @ Alpine but available to all...
ORECA have spoken to 5 manufacturers about DPi -
...but don't see many coming through for 2017
ORECA 07 will have new body but 06 owners can get a kit
"...It will be a real change..."
Racer update on DPi from Marshall Pruett MSR prepare for Honda ARX-04b test-
2016 BR-01 @ Geneva Show
Second ORECA 05 for Manor -
GM not yet committed to DPi -
Motorsport.com Strakka Gibson livery
and Manor ORECA
and DC Racing Alpine
Signatech Alpine A460 - more paddock shots @
TDS withdrawal puts Algarve Pro into LM 24 - ACO
Latest from IMSA on DPi - Sportscar365.com ELMS Prologue - details & pics -
Dailysportscar.com IMSA DPi "Construction Manual" due -
four manufacturers working diligently with them since last fall
so that's GM, Mazda, Honda and VAG?
much of this has been in the public domain for while now -
Greaves looking at IMSA DPi -
So24 Ligier livery
Visit Florida weigh up P2 / DPi options for 2017 -
want to combine IMSA & LM24...
NISMO DPi worked up...
Starworks confirm Rilley- Multimatic P2 order -
in discussions with two engine manufacturers
but will use Gibson package otherwise
...working on options to purchase a second
Wait for your burger - coming soon - Greaves
Keating Viper team take over Murphy LM24 entry -
Dailysportscar.com IDEC to ELMS LMP2 -
Keeping an eye on Dan Hounsell
Sportscar365.com roundup of IMSA DPi possibilities:-
-Mazda with Riley/Multimatic for Speedsource & maybe VisitFlorida
-Cadillac with Dallara for WTR & AX
-Honda (Acura) with Onroak for maybe MSR
Manor taking over KCMG ORECA 05-
MSR to test HPD ARX 04B
on offer to other teams to race
Jota Gibson testing
A real accidental reveal - Dallara LMP2? - see at
Download latest LMP2 Technical Regs -
here Thiriet add Rebellion support (& smoke?) to ELMS ORECA 05
Details of IMSA PC upgrade -
Sportscar365.com Manor to run 2 ORECA 05s in WEC
- website Alegra Motorsports take over Starworks' Riley DP-
BR01 detail - more from
United Autosports headed for lMP2 - but not just yet
- Sportscar365.com Honda in Demand for 2017 IMSA -
Sportscar365.com MSR's Journey to Le Mans - Part 1 -
Sportscar365.com More on Alpine's plans -
Dailysportscar.com Dragonspeed livery - somewhat American...
Baxi DC Racing add to Alpine squad
ORECA 05 branded as Alpine 460
Loving this from Greaves...
Manor Racing for WEC -
Nissan possible to run DPi in 2017 -
Racer.com Morand big P2 news
Jota to run G-Drive -
Greaves to run Krohn's Ligier in ELMS, with Nissan power -
Sportscar365.com LMP2 wins @ Daytona 24!
2017 LMP2 regulations - still delays - but sorted now?-
Courage to run BR01 in ELMS -
SMP BR01 plan IMSA enduros in2016 -
Dailysportscar.com Rebellion considering IMSA P2 for 2017 -
Sportscar365.com - Racer.com
4 enduros in 2017 -maybe more in 2018 if WEC private LMP1 ends
Bentley set for IMSA DPi program
- or not? - Endurance-info.com
testing Bentley engined Ginetta mule next month
Daytona grid -
here Sunny Florida
New ORECA P2 will be 07
Onroak announce the Ligier JS P217 -
ESM's "old" Ligier livery
this is the Onroak lease car to be used by MSR @ LM24 -
Sepang photo gallery @
Daytona 24 detailed prototype preview @
Dailysportscar.com Asian LMS win for Eurasia
winner winner chicken dinner...
LM24 auto places for Race Performance & DC Racing (
I hardly need mention... another paint job for MSR -
and deeper still by Marshall Pruett @
Racer.com More detail on IMSA DPi development
s - Sportscar365.com KCMG will not do WEC in 2016 -
could still take up LM24 invite
Thailand 3H results -
MSR could do Spa WEC -
Endurance-info.com See the Martin Spetz Roar gallery @
he can even make a Deltawing look good!
Actual racing from Thailand -
Endurance-info.com & video
Smart new livery from Mazda
Ligiers aside, doesn't IMSA look like historic LMP now ;-)
Of course MSR had a new livery
Expect a lot of LMPC liveries - here's JDC Motorsports
no Martini - shame...
and Performance Tech
Some more new livery previews at Roar Gallery -
Sportscar365.com Courage aiming for ELMS LMP2 -
Sportscar365.com Wishing a very happy & safe 2016 to every reader - from Marian & Trevor
Dragonspeed ORECA 05 livery
Speculation that Dyson will run the Honda HPD ARX-04s in 2016
10-10ths Chip Ganassi run mega lineup in last DP race & Daytona 24 -
Sportscar365.com All the REAL P2/DP news & plans -
Dailysportscar.com DPi? let's add a Cadillac to the mix & get speculating...
So what do we have in
Honda "looking closely" see below - Ligier a good chassis fit...
Mazda a cert with what chassis? - Riley/Multimatic's an easy transition from the Lola?
That Alfa: what chassis? ORECA? run by Starworks with a Martini livery would be good or Dallara with Risi & Ferrari blessing/drivers?
Bentley have been talking - Dyson run? with what chassis? Riley/Multimatic again? - both have history
The Cadillac seeems a good fit for Dallara chassis too & Wayne Taylor to run it - perhaps VisitFlorida too?
Other stories have involved AUDI (is that why Filipe Albuquerque is running with AX?), BMW is never far from speculation & not averse to a bit of "badge engineering", OK that's enough from me, any other ideas? Could be interesting though couldn't it?
How that DPi Alfa could look
Serious Mexican Ligier Nissan effort for 2016 -
Honda looking closely @ 2017 IMSA DPi campaign -
Racer.com 2016 ELMS P2 field looking strong -
Dailysportscar.com How MSR does those amazing paint jobs - not a regular vinyl wrap -
HPD ARX-04b aerodynamics updated -
available to run @ Sebring
upgraded version on left
Ganassi will run DP (probably 2) at Daytona 24 as wellas Ford GTs -
Racer.com Eurasia carry KFC colours in AsianLMS -
Alfa Romeo considering IMSA DPi programme in 2017 -
so we could have Mazda, Bentley, Cadillac, Alfa Romeo, sounds good...
TDS could run IMSA enduros -
Sportscar365.com Manor F1 principals aiming for WEC LMP2 -
Dailysportscar.com Eurasia confirm ORECA 05 for 2016 ELMS -
So24! Ligier livery
WEC LMP2 2016 look ahead @
Greaves expected to run Gibson in WEC
Brabham to lease for parrt season
KCMG could leave for IMSA
SMP / AF corse with 2 BR01s
more to come...
Sportscar365.com version Mazda expect wins in 2016 with gasoline powered Lola -
Racer.com Greaves to run LMP2 Ligier in 2016 -
WEC or ELMS undecided
Will do LM24 with Gibson as well
So24! By Lombard Racing to run LMP2 & LMP3 Ligiers in ELMS -
OAK to stay racing in 2017 -
construcors not allowed to race LMP2
could be P1 or IMSA
Morand switch to Ligier for 2016 LMP2
ESM to team with OAK Racing in 2016 WEC -
still Honda power??
G-Drive off elsewhere
Tequila-free ESM livery for non-alcoholic Bahrain
BR01 will race at Daytona -
Sportscar365.com Daytona test coverage - stories, pics, videos @
Racer.com Lola Mazda running at Daytona
Daytona testing pics -
Audi power for Sausset Garage 56 Morgan -
Silverstone & maybe Imola ELMS before LM24
Riley / Multimatic LMP2 on course for June 2016 debut -
"...aligned with a strong manufacturer "
Gold Ligier for the Daytona test
No ORECA 05 for Daytona -
Racer.com 30+ELMS P2 / P3 entries, probables & possibles from
Dragonspeed take delivery of ORECA 05 -
testing @ Ricard
will run @ Sebring 12hrs
PR1 scrap plans to go P2 with HPD in 2016 -
will look again @ P2 in 2017
Honda still seek partner for P2 program
DeltaWing could run at Daytona 24hrs -
IDEC Sport to run 2016 ELMS with Ligier P2 - Dailysportscar.com Sepang AsLMS gallery -
Standard Gibson LMP2 engine testing "latter part of 2016" -
bit late surely?
and what about
...did that meeting happen? Strakka could run 2 LMP2s in WEC 2016 -
Sportscar365.com IMSA P & PC possible entries - chart @
NAsportscar.com Alpine to do AsLMS and WEC in 2017 -
Sportscar365.com / Enduranceinfo.com Penske to IMSA LMP2 in 2016?
but see here
RSR out of LMPC (cars for sale) in move to Lexus GT3 -
Sportscar365.com Existing Ligier team to sell their 2 cars for 2016 -
who is this then? G-Drive? ESM?
or just the ex-OAK Racing cars? (DSC does say "customer" though..)
IMSA PC preview for 2016 -
Sportscar365.com BR Engineering expand to WEC & AsLMS -
IMSA 2016 Prototype possibilities -
Sportscar365.com Garage 56 Morgan -
Greaves to WEC in 2016 with ORECA 05 -
Racer.com Estoril ELMS finishing order in pictures -
Dailysportscar.com BMW "not ruling out" IMSA P2 entry -
Fuji "Pretty Stats" available -
GT-eins.de IMSA extend LMPC through 2017 season -
Estoril Spotter Guide -
Honda HPD ARX 04b could return by Daytona -
PR1 Mathieson possible entrant
Mazda to convert to gasoline power (at last) for IMSA program -
Sebring tests this month
Oliver Panis heads up new LMP2 Team for 2016 -
Endurance-info.com - Lequipe.fr
to run Ligier with Fabien Barthez (yes, the ManU goalie)
called Panis-Barthez Compétition
Tech 1 Racing (Panis' son runs FR with them) 3 year programme - aiming for 2016 LM24
CoTA Pretty Stats -
GT-eins.de (scroll down)
Bentley still interested in DPi for 2017 -
Cadillac thought to be GM's DPi favourite
IMSA will term 2017 P2s Daytona Protoype international - (DPi) - Marshall Pruett Sunoco liveried Porsche RS Spyder for Rennsport -
unraced ex Solaroli car revamped by Kevin Jeanette
1/18 version please Norev...
IMSA PC cars to get upgrade for 2016 - Sportscar365.com
2016 WEC schedule - FIA / ACO website Asian Le Mans Series - Fuji round entry list
Bit late but better than never
- click to download
More on SoD/VisitFlorida.com plans for P2 -
Chevrolet not committing to 2017 plans yet
could be single team effort - badged as Cadillac!
Honda on plans for HPD ARX-04B -
"haven't given up on it, but we don't have any hard plans for it yet next year"
ESM will do Daytona 24 as well as full WEC -
PR1 considering IMSA P2 in 2016 - Sportscar365.com
"I believe we can afford it. Now let’s just make it happen"
More on Starworks ELMS P2 plans -
Racer.com Mazda back to 2 diesel cars at CoTA -
Sportscar365.com Gibson selected as FIA / ACO LMP2 engine supplier
will develop and manufacture a new 4.2 Litre V8 engine
website Cosworth get the electronics contract (for ALL LMP2s)
Electronics will enforce equailty between different engines in IMSA & ELMS
entrants for CoTA
10 Ps & 9 PCs
Starworks 1 DP & 2 PCs
2 BAR1 PCs -
"Pretty Stats" for P2 too - get this info overload from
News of 2017 engine tenders -
Racer.com & Dailysportscar.com
Mechachrome have bid as well as Gibson & Judd
surely not a French engine(!)
News from Autohebdo via Matt Fernandez
Pegasus order Ligier JSP2, run Shanghai WEC & AsLMS
click to download
BR could do Daytona 24 & WEC in 2016 -
Sportscar365.com Gibsons dominate Ricard
BR01s keep "new order" P2s back to 5th
click to download
MSR livery - tribute to Justin Wilson
JOTA buy ORECA 05 -
will enter WEC
test chassis as well
still campaign Gibson in ELMS
ELMS Ricard entry
P2 engine supplier announcement Monday -
Dailysportscar.com All-new Ligier LMP2 for 2017 -
no modification to existing cars for 2017 rules
ready for Daytona 2017
French version -
Endurance-info.com mentions continued interest in LMP1 "being in LMP1 allows for development - not the case in LMP2"
Alpine may move to P1 -
unclear if new P2 regulations allow "rebranding"
Just a nice pic of Strakka's new Gibson
we'll will miss these open top cars...
ESM plan to be back in WEC LMP2 in 2016 -
IMSA return "up in the air"
Morand Morgan subject to legal dispute @ Nurbugring -
Dailysportscar.com - could be OK now - ESM back in green for Nurburgring 6Hrs -
Ricard 4Hrs ELMS Round
SMP now AF Racing
Nurburgring 6Hrs WEC round -
click to download
Race Performance set for AsLMS -
DragonSpeed to run ORECA 05 @ Sebring 12h then all ELMS -
Endurance-info.com Riley - Multimatic have 3 P2 orders -
LMP2 maunfacturer race was between Ginetta & Dallara -
Dailysportscar.com Honda plan ARX-04b testing -
GM evaluating IMSA P2 options -
could be turbo Cadillac
could be works team
Spotters Guide updated for Road America -
Promising sketches from
Dan Hounsell - more please
Another race another livery - MSR Ligier
More on VisitFlorida.com P2 plans for 2016 -
Racer.com More shots of that Mazda LM55 mockup -
Morand could link up with Rebellion to make a P3 to P1 "ladder"
Sportscar365.com (was wishful thinking)
may add ORECA 05
LMP3 would be Ligier
Come on render artists, turn this into a Bentley, Honda, Audi, Honda or BMW
(or whatever you like)
be the first to do an IMSA 2017 P2 Manufacturer body render...
see all dimensions and restrictions @
Racer.com reply to our
to get published here New proposals for IMSA PC replacement -
FLM09 upgrades for 2016/17
P2 "light" based on new P2
P3 was "massively underwhelming"
Strakka run Nurburgring WEC tests with new (to them) Gibson -
Apparently Coyote's generic DP that never happened
pictures around various forums
Dragonspeed to run ORECA 05 in ELMS -
ORECA 05 will be in IMSA in 2016 "to showcase"
1 or 2 cars
works or partner team
Don't forget Prototype Challenge headlining at Lime Rock this weekend
IMSA.com - Radiolemans.com - Dailysportscar.com - Sportscar365.com
Asian Le Mans Series entries for
Algarve Pro, Eurasia & Race Performance Starworks focus on ELMS LMP2 for rest of 2015 & 2016
Dailysportscar.com Spirit of Daytone looking at P2 for 2016
ORECA 05 favoured
and LM24 possible
LMPC teams keen on update for 2016
Sportscar365.com Murphy could run BR01
Dailysportcar.com and more possibilities
perhaps that "BR02" should be on the P1 page!?
Gibson in LMP2 powerplant bid
updates on IMSA Mazda situation Welcome back Dallara!
Riley/Multimatic deal details
"...it will be a clean-sheet design"
The chosen ones are:-
PR surprise - IMSA spec cars can run in ELMS...
Both Mazdas diesel powered on Mosport
Dailysportscar.com report indicates recent good test could decide
update - still only a diesel running upcoming meeting in Japan could sort things out
Sportscar365.com ESM & Krohn back to IMSA in 2016? -
"that's the potential" Scott Atherton
Not all team owners share Taylor's view
LM24 a personal dream
Rahal may run P2 in 2016 IMSA
maybe with MSR...
Wayne Taylor planning 2 car prototype bid in 2017 -
at least 3 manufacturers committed to the platform
LM24 not issue "Le Mans does not enter into my plans"
KCMG to run second ORECA 05 at COTA -
Wec-aktuell.de While we are thinking manufacturer styling cues...
take a look at Mazda's LM55 show car & virtual racer
it's a step on from the Furai -
remember? which was a Courage C65 - the same chassis that is still the PC...
indications of where manufacturer styling in P2 could lead?
Algarve Pro - Ligier will enter final 3 ELMS rounds
Chassis constructors selected by July 10, 2015
Technical regulations published by October 2015
First P2 cars to test by August 1, 2016
First customer cars delivered by Oct. 15, 2016
IMSA engine manufacturer homologation July-December 2016
IMSA manufacturer bodywork homologation August-December 2016
2017 P2 regs new details (lots of detail)-
blue items free for IMSA
if inside the green boxes
styling only - no aero - inside the boxes
DPs not expected to be in 2017 IMSA -
meeting with teams today
(rules) “ still a work-in-progress but we’re very near the end of that.”
Read Marshall Pruett on P2 in great depth @
Racer.com (3 parts...)
"IMSA finds itself in an arranged marriage with the ACO that's getting messier by the day"
and see the IMSA teams' views
here to paraphrase -
what's the point trying to get a common class with ACO when all we could get is a class win @ LM24 MSR could run 2 Ligiers in 2016 -
Sportscar365.com Ganassi open to running DP program alonside Ford GT -
Racer.com New livery for AX Racing @ Watkins Glen
Never did get a pic of the Morand livery @ LM24 - so here it is
Brabham planning for WEC LMP2 in 2016 -
Eurointernational aiming for LM24 2016 with Ligier LMP2 - Dailysportscar.com Jan Lammers & Jos Verstappen involved in all-Dutch LMP2 for 2016 -
Racer.com Mazda change to petrol turbo in TUSCC
Good to have a paint maker as a sponsor!
3rd livery for MSR Ligier
Gibson will not make LMP2 chassis bid P3 -
still interested in powerplant role
but we won't see this
or will we? as an LMP1 perhaps...
Le Mans speeds analysis more at
BR Engineering submit P2 chassis bid -
have only "real" LMP2 car -BR01 built to new width rule
will look @ P1 & P3 if not selected
will sanctions against Russia be an issue? (BR are French based...)
LMP2 regulations confirmed -
Powerpoint (scroll down past GTE)
We'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 -
story Gibson did not apply -
Riley - story
Multimatic - joint with Riley?
Dallara(as European or American?)
there is no reference in the document to one supplier being in North America but it is widely understood to be the case
American proposal could be collaborative -
story - remember these cars will replace Daytona Prototypes our thoughts on the applicants
ORECA and Onroak have the infrastructure, existing cars and customer base (but note the Ligier's width below)
Ginetta (GT & LMP3) , Dallara (Indy etc & DP), Riley (DP) have the infrastructure but no existing cars
Gibson may be eyeing the engine supply deal with their multiple series expertise (including current LMP2)
BR has a compliant car but little infrastructure or distribution experience, also Russian ownership could pose a problem
Multimatic have infrastrucure but no new car and are now involved with Ford in new GT programmes (don't forget though that they do have the old Lola coupe moulds, jigs & expertise)
What of the cars?
The new cars will have a width of 1900 mm - note the Ligier is 2000 mm, ORECA 05 is 1900 -
website - BR claim their car is a "real" LMP2 as well so presumable 1900 mm... 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
Clarifaction on Bentley's 2017 TUSC Prototype plans -
P2 with Bentley engine and styling cues
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"
More on Bentley's Daytona Prototype plans -
Dailysportscar.com Bentley considering Daytona Prototype -
"we race where we can win overall"
"...Daytona Prototypes will not die out. They will exist alongside the P2 class"
ESM one-off Rolling Stone livery
Morand livery for LM24?
First pics of BR01 livery -
Pegasus plans (@pics) -
SMP may do TUSC or WEC after LM24 -
to promote BR01 car to other markets
ESM wil not do remaining NAEC rounds -
Krohn also will stay in Europe
Pegasus go to Shanghai 6hrs with Total China support -
Enduranace-info.com LMP2 2017 spec engine bidding includes Judd & Honda, maybe Toyota - NOT VW -
Motorsport-total.com Mazda's thoughts on LMP2-2017
"excited" by styling cues - remember Mazda's LMP2-based Furai? LM24 "intriguing"
WTR backing Dallara in LMP2-2017 chassis bid
Sportscar365.com Ibanez ORECA 03s WILL be branded as Wolf GB08s in ELMS -
Wolf still planning new LMP2 for 2016 -
will move to P1 after 2017 if not allowed in P2
Strakka review possibilities -
2nd Dome LMP2 available for 2016
LMP1 return "is one of our wishes"
ESM Ligiers - first run today -
Intersting comments from Onroak @
and factory tour
ESM to resume HPD ARX-04b testing after LM24?
Sportscar365.com New LMP2 cars
Racer.com Tech Talk videos Here's the KCMG ORECA
05 - nice...
Strakka Dome LMP2 reveal
Greaves Gibson with
Eurasia ORECA 03R
TDS ORECA 05 livery reveal
TIGA LPM2 project "on hold"
Stylish or what!