Lotus looking for Le Mans this year
Lotus will go back to Le Mans this year by having an all-new LMP2 vehicle.
The vehicle is presently being developed under Lotus’s “technical genius” Paolo Catone, and will also be on-track through the finish of 2011.
Lotus has revealed couple of information regarding this “very special project”, but has confirmed it will likely be a closed-cockpit vehicle and it has been made to comply with the brand new ACO rules.
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The announcement is made inside a detailed Lotus statement outlining its intends to once more be a major player in multiple types of motorsport all over the world.
Another big news may be the confirmation of the new GT2 racer according to certainly one of its approaching Paris motor show road cars, thought to be the Elite.
Lotus will once more race in IndyCar this year using the KV Technology team. No less than two cars is going to be joined each and every event. Lotus may also be focusing on a brand new IndyCar chassis and bodywork for 2012 when there’s a significant alternation in the IndyCar rules.
Find out about Lotus motorsport’s plans the coming year
As confirmed a week ago, Lotus may also enter teams in to the GP2 and GP3 titles for the following 3 years along with ART Grand Prix. The firm may also commence deliveries of their Evora GT4 vehicle the following month (20 orders happen to be received) and Lotus has additionally revealed it’ll adapt the vehicle to satisfy GT2 and GT3 rules.
On the Lotus Evora GT4 vehicle
Lotus may also be expanding its Lotus Driving Academy (LDA) programme this year, beginning having a redevelopment of their current Hethel facility and test track. The Three.6km, 12-metre wide track will boast 12 pit-lane garages and can hold 24 cars previously. It’ll comply with current FIA safety rules and can hold occasions including GT racing and F1 testing.
LDA is going to be launched within the UAE, Eastern Europe, the united states, Japan, Russia and Malaysia for the exact purpose of developing racing drivers’ talents and permit people to try out Lotus products. Lotus Cup one-make race series may also undergo a rebranding with full support from Lotus Motorsport based at Hethel.
The flagship from the Lotus motorsport programme would be the Lotus T125 F1-style race vehicle and Exos Experience, that has already attracted 10 customers who’ll receive their cars in April following hot-weather testing this winter season.
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Lotus director of motorsport Claudio Berro stated: “Lotus is motorsport and racing is within our DNA. There exists a special devote motorsport background and now once we unveil the start of our future plans it’s essential for individuals to understand precisely how committed we’re to doing our heritage justice.
“There isn’t any better platform to show the change in technology from track to road vehicle than the usual full-range of pure motorsport activity, we must tick all of the boxes.
“As with this cool product fall into line set to become unveiled in a couple of days’ time in the Paris motor show we’re entering a brand new era for Lotus Motorsport – there’s much more in the future and believe me, there is something to impress every motorsport enthusiast, in the committed fan towards the Senna for the future.Inches
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