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  • New 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
News   New Cars for 2017 here (lots updated)  
  • Starworks Riley Gibson for December delivery - racer.com
    • will run Daytona 24
  • 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
    • grandfathered P2 in 2017
  • 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

    and AsLMS P3

JDC Miller confirm ORECA 07 for IMSA

    as well as P3 & PC

 

Every body panel different on ORECA 07 - Racer.com

    unveiling mid October

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

    & no DPi for 2017

    discussions on 3 for 2018 though...

Retro livery for MSR - website

 

Dawning realisation just how fast new P2s are going to be - sportscar365.com

    speed cap @ Daytona?

CORE out of PC with immediate effect - sportscar365.com

WRT to try out ELMS @ Spa - dailysportscar.com

    in ex So24! Ligier

PR1/Mathiesen to IMSA P2 in 2017 - sportscar365.com

CotA Lone Star Le Mans entry list

Ligier JS P217 first run - dailysportscar.com

    to be unveiled @ Spa ELMS 23rd September

SDR - Visit Florida Racing aiming for Riley LMP2 - sportscar365.com

    Mazda DPi or generic Gibson

    announcement @ COTA

2017 LMP2 plans post Mexico - per dailysportscar.com

Alpine set for WEC P2 return with new cars for 2017 - dailysportscar.com

    "...new p2s will be faster than P1 Privateer" (note Rebellion was fastest of all @ Mexcico)

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

    3 year programme with LM24 ambitions

Graff Racing order an ORECA 07 - dailysportscar.com

4 year programme - LM24 & either ELMS or WEC in 2017

    Lost for words on this one...

  • MSR testing revised Honda HPD ARX-04b
    • "highly improved - impressive"
  • First Gibsons delivered - dailysportscar.com
    • six more by end October
    • 10 more by 1st December
    • 40 planned
  • Gibson engine details - endurance-info.com
    • testing engines to manufacturers in August
    • racing engines from December 1st
  • LMPC owners' thoughts on the future - sportscar365.com
  • 2017 last year for PC - sportscar365.com
    • just 8 dates in 2017
    • no replacement
    • LM24 invite for top Pro-Am P2
  • No DPi plans from BMW - sportscar365.com
  • Penske thoughts on DPi - motorsort.com
    • "...you’ll see more and more manufacturers get in"
  • 8 orders for 2017 Ligiers - dailysportscar.com
  • A clue?
  • Rebellion looking at ELMS or IMSA LMP2 for 2017 - sportscar365.com
  • Greaves Gibson to re-appear as Mexico WEC guest entry - dailysportscar.com
  • New LMPC from Dan!
  • Lime Rock SpotterGuide
  • Starworks livery for PC headlining Lime Rock
  • Algarve Pro will step up to 2017 LMP2 - endurance-info.com
    • will enter LM24
    • current Ligier willl do AsLMS (missing Estoril)
    • could do WEC in 2018
  • Murphy in GasMonkey colours for ELMS Zeltweg - without the monkey...
  • Dragonspeed confirm 2 ORECA 07s for 2017 - dailysportscar.com
    • current 05 to return to USA for sale
    • upgradeable to 07 for 2017 P2
  • Lombard Racing/ So24! quit ELMS - dailysportscar.com
  • Austria ELMS round - paddock pics @ endurance-info.com
  • AMG Mercedes offer Riley based DPi to IMSA teams - Racer.com
  • Honda could run IMSA P2 in 2017 and DPi in 2018 - endurance-info.com - sportscar365.com
  • Happy 4th July from ORECA...
  • Starworks to run 3 PCs sportscar365.com
  • Atherton on RLM @ Watkins Glen:-
    • DPis will run in P1-L/P @ LM24
    • LMP2 will be Pro-Am in IMSA
  • Panoz proposing DPi - sportscar365.com
    • could join Cadillac & Mazda in 2017
  • ESM back in the Daytona & Sebring winning (& MSR LM24) Ligier for Watkins Glen
  • ORECA on LMP1, DPi & much more - motorsport-total.com
  • LMPC confirmed for 2017 (only) in Weather Tech Championsip - Racer.com
    • possible Pro-Am class for ACO spec LMP2 Racer.com
  • MAZDA LMPs in "tribute" livery at Glen - sportscar365.com
  • BAR1 add GasMonkey @ glen PR
  • Watkins Glen NAEC 6hrs Entry List
  • Lots (and lots) of LM24 2016 stats
  • Onroak on DPi: "Things are still unclear and timing remains a problem to solve." - Endurance-info.com
  • Andy Blackmore Le Mans Spotters Guide - download
  • Visit Florida/SDR could still go one of 3 ways - sportscar365.com:-
    • Cadillac DPi
    • Mazda DPi
    • Onroak generic LMP2
  • Murphy GasMonkey finished - Dailysportscar.com
  • Andy Blackmore Detroit Spotter Guide here
  • New livery for Starworks / MishuMotors PC - Dailysportscar.com
    • bye Martini...based on Peter Baron's toenails! (really)
  • ESM LM24 livery in the flesh - Ryan Dalziel tweet
  • Latest BAR1 livery @ Detroit - Endurance-info.com
  • Murphy ORECA getting Gas Monkey livery - Sportscar365.com
  • Unloading at LM24 - Endurance-info.com
  • MSR World-wide effort -Michael Shank's latest blog
  • IMSA Detroit entry list
  • ORECA 07 plans - Endurance-info.com
    • 05s can be converted
    • 3 new 07s ordered
    • DPi discussions with several manufacturers
    • at least one WEC-rules 07 will run in IMSA
  • KCMG LM24 livery
    • no metallic this year
  • OAK's Ligier gets the Aero paint treatment for LM24
    • as MSR straddle the globe!
  • 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 - Website
    • 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
    • Riley chassis...
    • this story makes so much sense!
  • Sneak shot of 2017 Ligier - progress & suppliers @ Dailysportscar.com
  • ORECA 07 P2 progress - Racer.com
    • "discussing" DPis
    • 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 Dailysportscar.com
  • 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 here)
  • 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...Sportscar365.com (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 - Sportscar365.com
    • ...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- Sportscar365.com
  • 2016 BR-01 @ Geneva Show
  • Second ORECA 05 for Manor - Sportscar365.com
  • GM not yet committed to DPi - Motorsport.com
  • Strakka Gibson livery
  • and Manor ORECA
  • and DC Racing Alpine
  • Signatech Alpine A460 - more paddock shots @ Dailysportscar.com
  • 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 - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 -Racer.com
  • Greaves looking at IMSA DPi - Racer.com
  • So24 Ligier livery
  • Visit Florida weigh up P2 / DPi options for 2017 - Racer.com
    • want to combine IMSA & LM24...
  • Dan Hounsell NISMO DPi worked up...
  • Greaves progresses
  • Starworks confirm Rilley- Multimatic P2 order - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 - Endurance-info.com
    • aiming for LM24 in 2017
  • Keeping an eye on Dan Hounsell
    • this is his NISMO DPi
    • and his Bentley
  • 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
    • -Bentley
    • -Nissan NISMO
  • Manor taking over KCMG ORECA 05- Sportscar365.com
    • and their LM24 entry??
  • MSR to test HPD ARX 04B Sportscar365.com
    • on offer to other teams to race
  • Jota Gibson testing
    • they are G-Drive now
  • A real accidental reveal - Dallara LMP2? - see at Dailysportscar.com
  • Download latest LMP2 Technical Regs - here
  • Thiriet add Rebellion support (& smoke?) to ELMS ORECA 05 Dailysportscar.com
  • Details of IMSA PC upgrade - Sportscar365.com
  • Manor to run 2 ORECA 05s in WEC - website
  • Alegra Motorsports take over Starworks' Riley DP- Sportscar365.com
  • BR01 detail - more from Pan-nullo
  • 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...- Endurance-info.com
  • Manor Racing for WEC - Sportscar365.com
  • Nissan possible to run DPi in 2017 - Racer.com
  • Morand big P2 news Dailysportscar.com
  • Jota to run G-Drive -Dailysportscar.com
  • 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?- Dailysportscar.com
  • Courage to run BR01 in ELMS - Endurance-info.com
    • aiming for LMP1
  • 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 Sportscar365.com - Racer.com - Motorsport.com - Motorsportmagazine.com - 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 - details
  • ESM's "old" Ligier livery
    • this is the Onroak lease car to be used by MSR @ LM24 - Racer.com
  • Sepang photo gallery @ Sportscar35.com
  • Daytona 24 detailed prototype preview @ Dailysportscar.com
  • Asian LMS win for Eurasia - winner winner chicken dinner...
    • LM24 auto places for Race Performance & DC Racing (confirmed)
  • I hardly need mention... another paint job for MSR - more
  • and deeper still by Marshall Pruett @ Racer.com
  • More detail on IMSA DPi developments - Sportscar365.com
  • KCMG will not do WEC in 2016 - Sportscar365.com
    • could still take up LM24 invite
  • Thailand 3H results - Endurance-info.com
  • MSR could do Spa WEC - Endurance-info.com
  • See the Martin Spetz Roar gallery @ Dailysportscar.com
    • 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
    • Starworks
    • no Martini - shame...
    • and Performance Tech
    • and PR1
    • Plus BAR1
  • 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 DPi? speculation:-
    • 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 - Atraccion360.com
    • could be with Morand
  • 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 - MSR
  • HPD ARX-04b aerodynamics updated - Racer.com
    • 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 - Endurance-info.com
    • second ORECA 03R
  • Alfa Romeo considering IMSA DPi programme in 2017 - Racer.com
    • 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 - Endurance-info.com
    • plans for AsLMS & LM24
  • So24! Ligier livery
  • WEC LMP2 2016 look ahead @ Dailysportscar.com
    • 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 - Sportscar365.com
    • WEC or ELMS undecided
    • Will do LM24 with Gibson as well
  • So24! By Lombard Racing to run LMP2 & LMP3 Ligiers in ELMS - Sportscar365.com
  • OAK to stay racing in 2017 - Racer.com
    • construcors not allowed to race LMP2
    • could be P1 or IMSA
  • Morand switch to Ligier for 2016 LMP2 - Dailysportscar.com
    • ex G-Drive car
  • ESM to team with OAK Racing in 2016 WEC - Website
    • 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 (no SkyActiv...)
  • Daytona testing pics - Sportscar365.com
  • Audi power for Sausset Garage 56 Morgan - Dailysportscar.com
    • Silverstone & maybe Imola ELMS before LM24
  • Riley / Multimatic LMP2 on course for June 2016 debut - Racer.com
    • "...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 Coach Ep
    • ...and more to come!
  • Dragonspeed take delivery of ORECA 05 - Sportscar365.com
    • testing @ Ricard
    • will run @ Sebring 12hrs
  • PR1 scrap plans to go P2 with HPD in 2016 - Racer.com
    • will look again @ P2 in 2017
    • Honda still seek partner for P2 program
  • DeltaWing could run at Daytona 24hrs - Racer.com
  • IDEC Sport to run 2016 ELMS with Ligier P2 - Dailysportscar.com
  • Sepang AsLMS gallery - Sportscar365.com
  • Standard Gibson LMP2 engine testing "latter part of 2016" - Dailysportscar.com
    • bit late surely?
    • and what about this?
    • ...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? Sportscar365.com
    • 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 - Dailysportscar.com
    • 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 - Sportscar365.com
    • 5 new cars to be built
  • IMSA 2016 Prototype possibilities - Sportscar365.com
  • Garage 56 Morgan - Endurance-info.com
  • 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 - Racer.com
  • Fuji "Pretty Stats" available - GT-eins.de
  • IMSA extend LMPC through 2017 season - Sportscar365.com
    • upgrades detailed
  • Estoril Spotter Guide - download
    • Ibanez out till next season - Facebook
  • Honda HPD ARX 04b could return by Daytona - Racer.com
    • PR1 Mathieson possible entrant
  • Mazda to convert to gasoline power (at last) for IMSA program - Motorsport.com
    • 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
    • run by 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 - Racer.com
    • 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 - Racer.com
    • 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 - Sportscar365.com
    • Chevrolet not committing to 2017 plans yet
    • could be single team effort - badged as Cadillac!
  • Honda on plans for HPD ARX-04B - Racer.com
    • "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 - Dailysportscar.com
  • 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 Sportscar365.com / Dailysportscar.com / FIA
    • 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
  • CoTA 6hrs SpotterGuide
  • IMSA entrants for CoTA
    • 10 Ps & 9 PCs
    • 2 Mazdas
    • Starworks 1 DP & 2 PCs
    • 2 BAR1 PCs - website
  • "Pretty Stats" for P2 too - get this info overload from GT-eins.at
  • News of 2017 engine tenders - Racer.com & Dailysportscar.com
    • ...Quite soon
    • Mechachrome have bid as well as Gibson & Judd
      • surely not a French engine(!)
  • News from Autohebdo via Matt Fernandez and Endurance-info.com
    • Pegasus order Ligier JSP2, run Shanghai WEC & AsLMS
    • Eurasia order ORECA 05
  • CoTA 6hrs entry list
  • click to download
  • BR could do Daytona 24 & WEC in 2016 - Sportscar365.com
  • Gibsons dominate Ricard ELMS
    • BR01s keep "new order" P2s back to 5th
  • Ricard 4hrs Spotterguide
    • click to download
  • MSR livery - tribute to Justin Wilson
  • JOTA buy ORECA 05 - Dailysportscar.com
    • will enter WEC
    • test chassis as well
    • still campaign Gibson in ELMS
  • ELMS Ricard entry Dailysportscar.com
  • P2 engine supplier announcement Monday - Dailysportscar.com
  • All-new Ligier LMP2 for 2017 - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 - Racer.com
    • 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 Entry List
    • 12 LMP2s
    • SMP now AF Racing
  • Nurburgring 6Hrs WEC round - SpotterGuide
    • click to download
  • Race Performance set for AsLMS - Dailysportscar.com
  • DragonSpeed to run ORECA 05 @ Sebring 12h then all ELMS - Endurance-info.com
  • Riley - Multimatic have 3 P2 orders - Sportscar365.com
    • expect 12 cars for 2017
  • Strakka Gibson
  • LMP2 maunfacturer race was between Ginetta & Dallara - Dailysportscar.com
  • Honda plan ARX-04b testing - Sportscar365.com
  • GM evaluating IMSA P2 options - Racer.com
    • could be turbo Cadillac
    • could be works team
  • Spotters Guide updated for Road America - download
  • Promising sketches from Dan Hounsell - more please
  • Another race another livery - MSR Ligier - PR
  • More on VisitFlorida.com P2 plans for 2016 - Racer.com
  • More shots of that Mazda LM55 mockup - Mazda
  • 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 - Racer.com
    • 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 - Endurance-info.com
    • fastest in LMP2
  • Apparently Coyote's generic DP that never happened
    • pictures around various forums
  • Dragonspeed to run ORECA 05 in ELMS - Sportscar365.com
    • & Sebring 12hrs & LM24
  • ORECA 05 will be in IMSA in 2016 "to showcase" Racer.com
    • 1 or 2 cars
    • works or partner team
    • starting Sebring
  • 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 Sportscar365
    • 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 Sportscar365.com
  • See updates on IMSA Mazda situation
  • Welcome back Dallara!
  • Riley/Multimatic deal details Racer.com
    • "...it will be a clean-sheet design"
  • The chosen ones are:-
    • ORECA
    • Onroak
    • Riley/Multimatic
    • Dallara
    • story Dailysportscar.com
    • WEC PR
    • surprise - IMSA spec cars can run in ELMS...
  • Both Mazdas diesel powered on Mosport entry list
    • however 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? - Sportscar365.com
    • "that's the potential" Scott Atherton
  • Not all team owners share Taylor's view Racer.com
    • LM24 a personal dream
    • Rahal may run P2 in 2016 IMSA
    • maybe with MSR...
  • Wayne Taylor planning 2 car prototype bid in 2017 - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 Endurance-info.com
  • LMP2 timeline
    • 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)- Racer.com
    • 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 - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 - Dailysportscar.com
  • 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 Racer.com
  • Good to have a paint maker as a sponsor!
    • 3rd livery for MSR Ligier
  • Gibson will not make LMP2 chassis bid P3 - Dailysportscar.com
    • still interested in powerplant role
    • but we won't see this
    • or will we? as an LMP1 perhaps...
  • Le Mans speeds analysis more at NASporstcar.com
  • BR Engineering submit P2 chassis bid - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 - Dailysportscar.com
  • FIA 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 - story
    • shoe ins
      • ORECA
      • Onroak
    • will apply
      • Ginetta
      • BR Engineering
      • Riley - story
    • considering
      • Multimatic - joint with Riley?
      • Dallara(as European or American?)
    • no news
      • Addess
      • Pilbeam
      • Bailey
    • 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 - Sportscar365.com
    • P2 with Bentley engine and styling cues
  • IMSA on 2017 prototype regs - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 - Sportscar365.com
    • "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? - story
  • First pics of BR01 livery - Endurance-info.com
  • Pegasus plans (@pics) - Endurance-info.com
  • SMP may do TUSC or WEC after LM24 - Sportscar365.com
    • to promote BR01 car to other markets
  • ESM wil not do remaining NAEC rounds - Sportscar365.com
    • 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 Sportscar365.com
    • no diesel?
    • "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 - website
  • Wolf still planning new LMP2 for 2016 - Sportscar365.com
    • will move to P1 after 2017 if not allowed in P2
  • Strakka review possibilities - Endurance-info.com
    • 2nd Dome LMP2 available for 2016
    • LMP1 return "is one of our wishes"
  • ESM Ligiers - first run today - PR
  • Intersting comments from Onroak @ Endurance-info.com
    • and factory tour pics
  • 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 Kairos livery
  • Eurasia ORECA 03R
  • TDS ORECA 05 livery reveal
  • TIGA LPM2 project "on hold" Endurance-info
  • Stylish or what!
    • ESM workshop

 

 

 

   
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