ORECA and Hugues de Chaunac comment on ALMS/Grand-Am merger

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Hugues de Chaunac, Team Principal Oreca and Gérard Neveu, President of FIA WEC
Hugues de Chaunac, Team Principal Oreca and Gérard Neveu, President of FIA WEC

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Hugues de Chaunac, President of Groupe ORECA : "The merger between the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am Road Racing series is fantastic news for auto racing and particularly endurance racing. For ORECA, this announcement has a special meaning since the team won the two most important races in each series, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. The idea that these two fabulous races are to be reunited under one series is simply fantastic. We’ve never hidden our love for American races and, as a constructor in LMP2 and LMPC, we will be following any developments closely: we will prepare for an even stronger presence in the United States.

"I will be attending Petit Le Mans, and I’m looking forward to discussing the subject with the heads of the American Le Mans Series, and also to meet their Grand-Am Road Racing counterparts. We must applaud this merger which will, without a doubt, strengthen sportscar and endurance racing in America. It’s very big news, also for the fans, who will be able to attend legendary races in the same championship. With two quality organisations coming together, it’s an important moment in the history of endurance racing. A new chapter is beginning and ORECA, which loves US racing, plans on actively being a part of it all."

Source: ORECA

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Tags alms, chaunac, grand-am, oreca