Looking to fill a void among customer cars for various sportscar series around the world, ORECA today announced that it would be building a new entry-level prototype with hopes to have it ready for 2013.
The new ORECA prototype is designed to be entered in sportscars competition, such as the VdeV series, Speed Euro Series, international and national prototype championships, as well as hill climbing events.
“Our goal is to offer a package that is competitive and attractive, while respecting the spirit of the particular discipline,” said ORECA founder Hugues de Chaunac. “In addition, we are particularly attentive to the needs of our customer teams, which is why a customer support program will be put in place to accompany them in their adventure.”
The company has had success in recent years with its Formula Le Mans and LMP2 cars, the ORECA 03 and the ORECA-FLM09 respectively, earning podiums throughout endurance racing. The efforts of the ORECA 03 at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans was particularly impressive with seven of the eight chassis entered finishing the race. ORECA pilots finished second and third and claimed six of the top 10 places in the final results.
“This prototype responds to the needs of drivers and teams wishing to compete on circuits, in the context of competition or leisure, at a reasonable cost,” announced Hugues de Chaunac. “We already have quality cars which, on one hand, allow teams to reach the highest levels of endurance racing, and on the other, allow teams to aim for victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and FIA World Endurance Championship. Today, we expand the offering with an entry level prototype.”
The new ORECA prototype will be available in a limited quantity for the first year. More specifics will be released on the new car in the coming months as will definitive dates on its competition debut.