Pilbeam to contest WEC, Le Mans

UK race car designer Pilbeam is back, with the new MP100 chassis being released today.

Pilbeam is back.

The UK designer released the first images of the Pilbeam MP100, the successor to the MP93, which contested Le Mans in 2007.

"The MP100 is an open cockpit design intended for teams looking for a car which is straightforward to run and at reasonable cost, whilst being capable of class leading performance in LMP2," Pilbeam said via its website.

"After a long programme of research Pilbeam has developed a completely new aerodynamic package to compete in WEC and ultimately at the 24 Hours of Le Mans."

The plan for the Pilbeam MP100 right now is to contest the WEC championship in LMP2, with Zoo Racing from South Africa, under the direction of author and businessman Dr. Greg Mills.

The car will be powered by a Mountune 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. The company boasts a great torque curve, making it driver friendly.

The last appearance at Le Mans saw the chassis finish in 42nd overall, out of the race in 2007. In 2006, the car fielded by Pierre Bruneau took home 3 podiums in the Le Mans Series.

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Series WEC , Le Mans
Drivers Pierre Bruneau
Article type Breaking news
Tags crash, design, judd, le mans, mp93, mp100, pilbeam, uk