Oreca Set For LMP2 WEC Silverstone Assault

A fleet of Oreca prototypes will take part in the six hours of Silverstone this weekend.

Regular World Endurance Championship entrants ADR-Delta, Pecom Racing and Signatech Nissan will return to action on Sunday, the latter entering two cars in the competitive LMP2 field. They will also be joined by Irish team Murphy Prototypes, following the demise of the European Le Mans Series.

All four teams have high hopes of taking class honours is a bumper LMP2 entry field.

ADR-Delta are the highest ranked team in the WEC standings, and sit in second place in the LMP2 championship with sixty one points. The British team are enjoying a strong start to their endurance racing adventure, having taken a podium position at Spa, and started from pole position at the twenty four hours of Le Mans. Once again John Martin and Tor Graves will share the driving duties, and they will be joined by rapid Czech driver, Jan Charouz.

Coming off the back of a podium at Le Mans, Pecom Racing arrives at Silverstone just behind ADR-Delta in the championship, and currently has fifty nine points. The car will be driven by team regular Luis Perez Companc, Pierre Kaffer, whilst Soheil Ayari completes the line-up. The Argentine team is improving all the time, so have high hopes for Silverstone.

Reigning ILMC champions Signatech Nissan once again enters two cars for this race, yet only the #23 car will be eligible for points. The car will be driven by Nissan Gran Turismo Academy graduate Jordan Tresson, Franck Mailleux and Olivier Lombard. The team has endured a difficult start to their WEC campaign, but hopes that the second car, driven by Pierre Ragues, Nelson Panciatici and Roman Rusinov will be on for a strong result.

Last but not least is Murphy Prototypes. The small Irish team surprised many with their strong run at Le Mans where they were in contention for much of the first half of the race. The come into Silverstone already having had previous WEC experience at Spa where they finished third in class. The car will be driven by Jody Firth, Warren Hughes and recent sports car convert Brendon Hartley – who has adapted quickly to the challenge of endurance racing. It will be a driver line up capable of racing from the very front of the LMP2 field.

It will be interesting to see how the respective Oreca teams get on in the six hour event this Sunday.