It is well known of the public since past December that Ibanez Racing will return to the European Le Mans Series after a five-year break of ACO ruled competition, when they ran a Courage LC75-AER LMP2, as they bought a pair of ORECA 03 models that were expected to be used by Millenium Racing in the 2014 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship, but never hit the track outside the Prologue tests.
Also, is known that Wolf Racing Cars, a light prototype specialist, announced near the end of 2014 on Twitter that they will be on ELMS in 2015, as part of a long term plan.
Well, where Ibanez and Wolf histories are linked? They will join forces to compete in the 2015 ELMS season, as well in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Ibanez Racing was testing their yellow and black ORECA 03R models at Motorland Aragon, featuring Wolf’s Ivan Bellarosa and even the ex-Toro Rosso F1 driver and DJ Jaime Alguersuari.
The cooperation between Wolf and Ibanez Racing will see their ORECA 03R models being renamed as Wolf GB08 LM, in the same way as the Signatech-run Alpine A450b, which is a renamed ORECA 03R. After 2015, is expected to Wolf Cars to become an LMP2 manufacturer too, as they will start to build what is dubbed the Wolf GB Tornado.
In the drivers department, one of the cars has all of its drivers confirmed, as both owners Ivan Bellarosa and Jose Ibanez will have the company of Pierre Perret. The other ORECA has only Jordan Perroy as the confirmed driver, and there’s no clue if Alguersuari will race for Ibanez Racing or not.
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