ORECA to run customer Peugeot
|By Steven English||Thursday, December 17th 2009, 14:36 GMT|
ORECA will run a 2010-spec customer Peugeot 908 in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Series next season.
The French manufacturer has selected Hugues de Chaunac's team, which already runs a pair of Courage-ORECAs in the LMS and at Le Mans, for its second customer outing - following the Pescarolo team's entry of a single 908 at Le Mans this year.
"ORECA and Hugues have a proven winning record in several motorsport disciplines over the years," said Peugeot Sport director Olivier Quesnel. "We have consequently chosen this team which we believe is the best qualified to defend Peugeot's colours.
"Team ORECA Matmut will run a 908 HDi FAP in the 2010 Le Mans Series, as well as the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours, where its support will be invaluable.
"I am convinced that our collaboration will be a fruitful one, and that there is every chance it can be extended in the future with the supply of Peugeot engines in 2011."