LOLA LMP2 CAR TO SET THE PACE IN 2009
Lola Cars International Ltd today reveal the 2009 development updates to its LMP2 Coupe sportscar, which will see significant performance gains for this already successful design.
During the winter Lola has sold more LMP cars more than any other constructor. The Lola designs are constantly evolving and for 2009 the LMP2 will see major revisions to the rear bodywork and undertray, developments that will give its customers significant performance gains. Lola engineers have also exploited a recent upgrade in its CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) capabilities, contributing greatly to the new look cars.
Commenting on the changes to the LMP2 design, Lola Managing Director, Robin Brundle said: "Our engineers in Huntingdon have been working tirelessly in the on-site 50% scale windtunnel, honing new and innovative aerodynamic designs for the LMP2. As a company we are determined to prove that our customer sportscars are the fastest and most reliable cars on the grid. 2009 will see the hard work come to fruition and add more success to the Lola brand's rich heritage of winning in endurance racing."
In the American Le Mans Series, Lola are supplying two cars to the Dyson Racing who will compete for the LMP2 crown with Mazda power. This combination got off to a flying start during the official pre season test at Sebring in Florida last week.
Chris Dyson, driver and Team Principal for the Dyson Racing team said: "I could not be happier to be behind the wheel of the latest Lola. The car is fundamentally very good and has a huge amount of potential. The engine is strong and the car's feedback gives the driver a lot of confidence."
In Europe, Paul Ricard will be the venue for the traditional pre-season Le Mans Series test on March 8-9. Lola are set to have 8 LMP cars in action this season in the 5 round series, three in LMP1 (2 x Aston Martin Racing entries as well as the Speedy Sebah B08/60 car) and five in LMP2 (2 for Racing Box and one entry each for RML, Kruse-Schiller and Speedy Sebah).