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WEC: Extreme Speed for CotA LMP2 wild-card

Extreme Speed Motorspors will bring its HPD ARX-03b to the Circuit of the Americas for a World Endurance LMP2 wild-card
United SportsCar Championship contenders Extreme Speed Motorsports have announced it will go up against its international counterparts with a wild-card entry into the World Endurance Championship at the Circuit of the Americas.

ESM will bring its LMP2 class HPD ARX-03b to the Texan venue as part of a two-pronged effort that will also see it competing in the USCC on the same weekend as part of the WEC support bill.

Indeed, ESM will have a fairly significant undertaking to compete in both series' with the same car since it will run on different tyres, feature different electronics and adopt a smaller air restrictor in order to be eligible to race in WEC.

Nonetheless, Scott Sharp, who will share the Honda-powered car in the six hour race with Ryann Dalziel and Ed Brown, is excited by the prospect of going up against the world's best.

“This is exciting for ESM and Tequila Patrón to get a feel and a taste for the WEC and the one-off race at COTA. This will be exciting for us to compete against other LMP2 cars from around the world and in a different series.

“Our TUDOR No.1 car is pretty much out of the points and the No. 2 car is a little bit closer; the timing worked out well for us to compete in the WEC race and we want to see how we compete against some of the best sports car racers in the world. This will be a good experience for us; a good way to test the waters.”

The WEC LMP2 class is currently being led by the SMP Racing Oreca-Nissan piloted by Sergey Zlobin and Anton Ladygin, though the former leads on points as he has driven the best of SMP's two entries in this year's three races so far.



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