Conquest completes LMP2 car test at Daytona
|By Matt Beer||Thursday, November 15th 2012, 19:57 GMT|
American Le Mans Series team Conquest has tested its LMP2 Morgan-Nissan at Grand-Am's headline venue Daytona as part of preparations for the Grand-Am and ALMS merger in 2014.
The unification of the two United States sportscar series is set to see LMP2 cars and Grand-Am's Daytona Prototype machinery become the headline categories.
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Conquest driver Martin Plowman ran alongside a number of Grand-Am teams at Daytona, venue for Grand-Am's showpiece 24-hour race, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The outing was an initial data gathering exercise for series organisers. The Continental tyres used for the Grand-Am DP class were fitted to Conquest's LMP2 machine as part of the test.
Team boss Eric Bachelart was delighted his squad had been involved in the exercise, which he felt was an important step towards American sportscar racing's future.
"Sharing the track with the Grand-Am cars was a very positive glimpse into the future," he said.
"We are all working together now to make sure that the unified series will be a big success both for the teams and the fans."