Following its maiden campaign in the Le Mans Series (LMS) in 2009, Team Kolles has announced that it will again participate in the prestigious sportscar championship in 2010 with its Audi R10 TDI – as well as in the all-new Le Mans Intercontinental Cup (LMIC).
The German outfit hopes that the ACO's regulations package will help to ensure the competitiveness of the ageing if ultra-successful LMP1 class Audi, and aside from the five LMS races in Europe, Team Kolles plans to return to the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours round-the-clock classic in mid-June. Earlier this year, the squad brought its brace of entries home seventh and ninth outright out of 51 starters at La Sarthe, thereby taking the honours for the second-best privateer team.
The LMIC is reserved for LMP1 prototypes, and will consist of the major Le Mans Series races in Europe, the USA and Asia – in an effort to recreate in some form the heyday of the legendary World Sportscar Championship of days gone by. In 2009, Oliver Jarvis and Christian Bakkerud finished up on the podium for Team Kolles first time out in the Asian Le Mans Series at Okayama in Japan.
The Greding-based operation's drivers for 2010 will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.