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JAS set for Le Mans Series entry

JAS Motorsport set to move into sportscars for 2010 with Acura LMP2 programme
JAS Motorsport has revealed plans to move into sportscar racing for the 2010 season.

The team, best known for campaigning a Honda Accord in the World Touring Car Championship and developing a new Honda Civic R3 rally car in recent years, looks set to make the most of its relationship with Honda Performance Development to bring the Acura ARX-01b to European shores.

In a short statement, JAS revealed that it is developing a programme that would see it enter 'one or two' of the LMP2 machines in the Le Mans Series next season, while also chasing an entry into the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The programme is currently being presented to drivers and sponsors in an effort to secure the budget needed by the end of the year.

Should a deal be forthcoming then JAS could be the second team to campaign an Acura in Europe in 2010, with British outfit Strakka Racing also widely tipped to run the car next season after a year in LMP1 with a Ginetta-Zytek.



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Just_Observing - Unregistered

November 10, 2009 2:25 AM

I can't say how official anything is... but I believe the Lowe's/Fernandez Acura is the only one available... Not sure where the Patron Highcroft LMP2 Acura is but I have read somewhere else (might have been on AmercanLeMans.com) that another European team has already bought an Acura as well. Seems a shame that Acura has pulled the plug on its sports car program... with a guaranteed entry into Le Mans next year it would've been interesting, but the ARX-2 was always going to struggle unless Acura took a different direction with its engine program and I don't think they ever had any intention of doing that



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