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Oreca Technology Enjoys Strong Weekend At Silverstone

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Thiriet by TDS Racing provided one of the two ORECA 03 on the ELMS podium (Photo Credit: Chris Gurton Photography)

Oreca Technology enjoyed a successful weekend at Silverstone with a class victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and a double podium in the European Le Mans Series.

The World Endurance Championship victory came in the hands of G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR with Antonio Pizzonia, Tor Graves and James Walker behind the wheel in a highly competitive race, with three constructors filling the top-three positions.

The remaining two Orecas showed strong pace, too, with the Pecom Racing car finishing third and the second G-Drive Racing machine crashing out of the race, but not before setting the fastest lap of the race.

“Bravo to G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR who begin their season perfectly with a superb victory!” said Oreca Group President Hugues de Chaunac. “Already last year, Simon Dowson’s team won at Silverstone. Once again they had a great performance, with the No. 25 driving squad running a flawless race.

“In all conditions, the ORECA 03 showed its performance this weekend, with the fastest lap of the race to prove it. Add to that good reliability, and this top step of the podium is a real satisfying achievement and confirms the objective set by our various teams : win the LM P2 title in the FIA World Endurance Championship.”

There was a strong showing on the previous day, too, with Oreca 03s consistently challenging for the lead of the race before a lengthy safety car period due to terrible weather conditions before the red flags came out. Race Performance and Thiriet by TDS Racing scored podiums for Oreca machinery, finishing second and third respectively.

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