Onroak Automotive will maintain its reputation as one of sportscar racing’s most prominent manufacturers with an impressive fleet of machines set to take part in several high profile championships this year.
Five Onroak-produced cars will enter the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, while three will compete in the five-round European Le Mans Series. These entries will come together to participate at the 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 13-14), where Thiriet by TDS Racing gave Onroak Automotive a class pole position last year.
After experiencing dwindling grids in 2014, the FIA WEC’s LMP2 category has received an impressive 10 entries for 2015, of which half will be produced by Onroak Automotive. G-Drive Racing will enter two Ligier JS P2 coupés, driven by Roman Rusinov (#26) and Gustavo Yacaman, (#28) while a third Ligier JS P2 will be entered by OAK Racing. An additional OAK car, piloted by Ho-Pin Tung, is set to run at Le Mans.
Team SARD Morand will enter two Morgan Evo SARD coupés in the FIA WEC and at Le Mans, while Pegasus Racing will continue to use the open-cockpit Morgan Nissan , which received a set of aerodynamic upgrades in time for its European Le Mans Series (ELMS) campaign.
Elsewhere in the ELMS, Onroak Automotive’s successful Ligier JS P2 will be fielded by two teams: Krohn Racing from the United States and Portuguese outfit Algarve Pro Racing. The former, led by Tracy Krohn, will compete in both the ELMS and Le Mans, while the latter will assume a position on the reserve list for the French endurance classic, in addition to its confirmed ELMS programme.
“It gives us great satisfaction to have attracted new teams like Krohn Racing and the Algarve Pro Racing Team for these championships,” said Jacques Nicolet, President of Onroak Automotive.
“We’re also very proud that other teams are continuing with us and entering a second car like Team Sard Morand and G-Drive Racing! We’re very happy with the success of the Ligier JS P2, and we’re delighted that other teams have remained faithful to the Morgan LM P2, which has already proved its worth.”