Norma will be the sixth chassis constructor for the LMP3 categoryGiven the success of the Le Mans Prototype 3 category the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s Sport Committee has decided to increase the number of constructors to meet the growth of the market. Thus, it has selected a sixth chassis constructor, Norma, to supply cars to the category in the continental championships, the European and Asian Le Mans Series.
The names of the six constructors are as follows: Norma (France), Ginetta (UK), Onroak Automotive (France), Riley Technologies (USA), Adess AG (Germany) and Dome (Japan).
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Following the withdrawals of two LMP2 entries from the 2016 24 Heures du Mans, an invitation has been extended to Algarve Pro Racing Team, who finished 2nd Overall in the LMP2 category of 2015/2016 Asian Le Mans Series.
This makes it a total of 5 Asian Le Mans Series alumni competing in this year’s 24Hours of Le Mans.
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In parallel to the development of its activity in the United States, Onroak Automotive is working on deploying the necessary resources to meet new needs. In 2016, Onroak Automotive will open a workshop in Asia for the races in the Asian Le Mans Series and the new Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup. A stock of spare parts for the different CN, LM P3 and LM P2 models present on the Asian continent will be available to quickly fulfil the requirements of the teams while optimising the transport costs. At the request of clients a backup service could also be set up in keeping with the calendar.