SARD remains on target for 2016 LMP1 debut

The SARD automotive company is still working towards racing in the LMP1 category of the WEC in 2016.

Speaking to Motorsport.com at Le Mans today, SARD General Manager, Hideki Noda confirmed that an LMP1 entry is still the target for the company next season.

"We are working on this and nothing has changed despite the problems this year," said Noda. "We have the possibility to do some racing in WEC in LMP2 later this season and then we will look to activate the LMP1 programme early in 2016."

Noda was reticent to discuss further details of the project but said the engine for it "is set now, but we are not decided on the chassis at the moment, that is why I am here at Le Mans."

SARD (Sigma Advanced Racing Development), which is a tuning company specialising in Toyota parts, is aiming to run a single LMP1 entry in 2016 and is believed to already have the majority of a working budget to achieve its ambitions.

SARD had initially partnered the Morand Racing entity for a two-car WEC assault this season but the partnership ended in divorce in April. Noda refused to discuss details of the split which is believed to be acrimonious.

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