Reigning Asian Le Mans Series champions, Algarve Pro have shown their pedigree and have made their future intentions known by forming a Development Technical Partnership with Goodyear Tyres in the European Le Mans Series.
Goodyear made an historic return to endurance racing in the 2019 season within the World Endurance Paddock. Partnering with Algarve Pro see’s Goodyear set to take advantage of a strong team and gain them some great knowledge on how to maximise tyre efficiency in the European racing scene.
Stewart Cox, Team Principal, Algarve Pro Racing is looking forward to the technical partnership: “We have been overwhelmed with the effort and support we have received from Goodyear. To be able to benefit from their wealth of experience in top-level motorsport is a huge honour and I hope this will give us an edge over the competition.
“Having shown good pace and confidence on the latest specification of Goodyear tyres throughout pre-season testing we are really looking forward to the start of the season.”
With the addition of the partnerships, the brand new striking liveries for both #24 and #25. The line-ups have been announced for both cars heading into the 2020 ELMS season and Le Mans 24 hour driver line-ups too.
The #24 will welcome back returning Henning Enqvist but will be joined by 2013 Le Mans 24 hours winner and FIA WEC champion Loic Duval alongside the ELMS 2015 champion Jon Lancaster.
Loic Duval, 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans race winner can’t wait to get the season started, “I am really looking forward to the challenge. The level is really high in the ELMS, this was evident at Le Mans when the ELMS cars were racing closely against the WEC cars. We are ready to win races and fight for the championship this year.”
The #25 Algarve Pro Oreca Chassis will feature another superb line-up featuring John Falb and Simon Trummer along with a serious LMP2 front runner in the form of Gabriel Aubry.
Front-running LMP2 driver Gabriel Aubry feels like the 2020 season is going to be strong, “I am very excited to start this season in the ELMS with Algarve Pro Racing. After a quick introduction to this high level championship in 2018, I am finally able to compete for a full championship in 2020.
“It will be a perfect opportunity to keep working with Goodyear as tyre supplier, both for my WEC programme and the ELMS. Their support will be key in our performance with both cars this year, and I can’t wait to finally get back on track in Paul Ricard next month!”
French luxury watch Manufacturer B.R.M chronographes also pairs up with Algarve Pro ahead of the upcoming 2020 ELMS season. B.R.M have announced that not only will they feature heavily on the cars striking liveries, they will also create limited edition time pieces to feature highlights of the striking liveries adorn the pair of Orecas.
Bernard Richards, founder of B.R.M, added, “Since the creation of B.R.M Chronographes sixteen years ago, it is the first time we have signed such a high profile partnership in the European Le Mans Series. Goodyear represents, for racers as well as everyday drivers, a tyre renowned for performance and safety.”