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Team ORECA selected by Peugeot

Peugeot Sport chooses Team ORECA MATMUT to run a 2010-specification Peugeot 908 at Le Mans and in the LMS.
Team ORECA MATMUT has got the nod to compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the Le Mans Series with a 2010-spec Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, it has been confirmed.

Peugeot Sport made the announcement today after taking time to consult with the various teams which expressed an interest in running the car as well as receiving assurances from the Hugues de Chaunac-directed operation that it has the necessary funding to go racing.

"ORECA and its director Hugues De Chaunac have a proven winning record in several motor sport disciplines over the years," said Peugeot Sport director Olivier Quesnel. "We have consequently chosen this team which we believe is the best qualified to defend Peugeot's colours.

"Team ORECA MATMUT will run a 908 HDi FAP in the 2010 Le Mans Series, as well as in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours where its support will be invaluable.

"I am convinced that our collaboration will be a fruitful one. There is also every chance it can be extended in the future with the supply of Peugeot engines in 2011."

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10 TEAM ORECA MATMUT - AIM FRA M Oreca 01 - AIM Olivier Panis (FRA) Nicolas Lapierre (FRA)
Gene/Brabham/Wurz - Peugeot Sport 908 HDi [Pic credit: Peugeot]

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Just_Observing - Unregistered

December 19, 2009 11:18 AM

RollCenter Racing did get a bit of support from Nissan while testing their possible GT engine... can't discount that... The engine rules put in place by the ACO border on biased, and show far to much lobbying from Audi/VW.. The whole Diesel/Petrol situation is only going to get worse in 2011 when the capacity difference gets wider... at least now teams like Aston Martin can counter with a big 6l V12 against the 5.5l twin turbo diesels... but once the 2011 rules come in it will 2l or 3.4l verses 4.4l and I think reliability will become a larger issue for teams that try to be competitive with petrol engines as they will need to run huge boost pressures (which the ACO will limit) or huge revs

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