OAK Racing determined and well-armed for its 7th participation to the Le Mans 24 Hours

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OAK Racing completed the administrative and technical checks

Yesterday, OAK Racing created a noticeable thrill during the administrative and technical checkings of this 81st edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours when it came out with its three Morgan-Nissan LM P2s. Next to its two traditionnally black and pink decorated prototypes, the French team presented the new official racing version of the OAK Racing Costa Art Car, the Official Art Car of the 90th Anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours. This #45 LM P2, a true copy of the sculpture in total covering, displays, as if dressed, the circuit itself and road safety. Under bright sunshine this gorgeous livery left no one indifferent.

#24 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan: Olivier Pla, David Heinemeier Hansson, Alex Brundle, #35 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan: Bertrand Baguette, Ricardo Gonzalez, Martin Plowman, #45 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan: Jacques Nicolet, Jean-Marc Merlin, Philippe
#24 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan: Olivier Pla, David Heinemeier Hansson, Alex Brundle, #35 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan: Bertrand Baguette, Ricardo Gonzalez, Martin Plowman, #45 OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 Nissan: Jacques Nicolet, Jean-Marc Merlin, Philippe

Photo by: James M. Holland

The only private team running three cars in the same class, OAK Racing, for its 7th participation in this very top endurance race, aims to reach the highest step on the podium after its promising 2nd position in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Three homogenous line-ups carry its hopes. As in WEC the French driver Olivier Pla, British Alex Brundle and Danish David Heinemeier Hansson share the wheel of #24 car while Belgium Bertrand Baguette, British Martin Plowman and Mexican Ricardo Gonzalez drive #35 car. A third gentleman driver Philippe Mondolot, also stepped in to strengthen #45 line up formed in WEC by Jacques Nicolet, the squad owner, and Jean Marc Merlin.

The three Morgan LM P2s, designed and built by Onroak Automotive, the Manufacturer Division of OAK Racing, are powered by Nissan and shod by Dunlop, OAK Racing’s five year running partner.

The other two Morgan LM P2s, #43 car of Swiss Team Morand Racing and #47 car of Chinese Team KCMG also participating in Le Mans 24 Hours, are coming to the Place de la République today for the administrative and technical checkings.

Sebastien Philippe, OAK Racing Team Principal : "The traditional adminitrative and technical checkings ceremony opened an extremely busy and emotional week for OAK Racing after a seven weeks’ interruption since the 6 Hours of Spa. We have carefully prepared ourselves for this mythical race, where points gained count double in the Championship and, we hope, will make us forget the difficulties we experienced in the last two editions !’

Next event is on Wednesday for the Qualifying Session of the 90th Anniversary of Le Mans.

After presenting the racing Art Car in the administrative and technical checkings, the actual work of Art by Fernando Costa will be revealed to the public in the famous Pontlieue bend presented as in old times by Le Mans City Council this Tuesday 18th of June from 18:00 onwards.

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Series LEMANS , WEC
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Tags art car, baguette, brundle, gonzalez, heinemeier hansson, le mans, merlin, mondolot, morgan, nicolet.pla, nissan, oak racing, onroak automotive, philippe, plowman, wec