The six Team Endurance Challenge drivers took advantage of the ELMS Official Test to actively prepare the first round at Silverstone.
The Signatech-Alpine junior driver and the promising Swiss will drive the third ORECA-FLM 09 entered by Team Endurance Challenge. The two men join Alex Loan/Matthieu Lecuyer and Soheil Ayari/Anthony Pons.
Thirty cars and ten different nationalities to start the first ELMS round.
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest understands the decision by Sebastien Loeb to withdraw his team from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Race Performance no. 34 Oreca 03-Judd has been sent their invitation as the next team on the reserve list.
"Le Mans remains an important objective for us and we are starting the work today to be there in 2014 in accordance with our ambitions," explains Dominique Heintz, team manager.
As reported earlier in the week, the famous Renault brand Alpine will be returning to sportscars this year. It's official.
Team Endurance Challenge prepared its entry into the LMPC class with two successful days of testing at the Paul Ricard circuit.
Along side their GT and French Porsche Carrera Cup programs, Sébastien Loeb Racing will enter the European Le Mans Series
ORECA recruitment test with a Le Mans Prototype and Nicolas Minassian in their «Arrive and Drive» program.
European Le Mans Series release
Stephen Errity, ELMS corespondent
Last April, Thiriet by TDS Racing’s success was underlined by the second place finish of Sébastien Loeb Racing, who were making their competition debut.
Although Sébastien Loeb Racing has already tasted international competition, the team has yet to run outside of French borders.
Mikko Jalonen, ELMS correspondent
Nancy Knapp Schilke, Editor in Chief