Since the announcement from Ginetta and Juno saying that they will make the first LMP3 model, it was just a question of time to see any interested teams buy a model and reveal plans for future competition. And that time came this week, as two teams confirmed presence in the new class for the 2015 European Le Mans Series season.
The first to announce its intentions is the joint effort named SVK by Speed Factory Racing, which will the Spanish Speed Factory Racing, already used to light prototypes as they were on the Radical Masters Euroseries this year, team up with Latvian SVK Racing.
At the moment the confirmed drivers were Spanish Jesus Fuster Pliego and the Latvian Konstantin Calko. The first chassis was ordered, with plans for a second one at the end of the year.
The other confirmed presence in ELMS next year comes from England, as the University of Bolton, the first buyer of the Ginetta-Juno LMP3, will team up with Team RLR, an already experienced team in Le Mans Series matters, as they ran an MG-Lola in previous years.
Team RLR principal Nick Reynolds said to DailySportsCar that they will use their technical staff in the team and the University of Bolton students will have the opportunity to watch closely into a real race team work as part of their learning.
At the moment the only confirmed driver is Rob Garofall, which will be the team’s driver coach too. Any drivers with budget to fill one of the two open roles can contact Nick Reynolds in the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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