After a successful 2015/2016 season in the Asian Le Mans Series, Race Performance is returning to Europe to compete again in the European Le Mans Series, and as an effort in the LMP2 class wouldn't be enough, they added the LMP3 class in their plans.
The balance in their Asian adventure seems rather good, as the Swiss team scored two overall wins and conquered the teams championship and the drivers championship with Nicolas Leutwiler, as he partnered with Shinji Nakano in the first two races and with Oliver Webb in the last two. Going back to Europe won't mean exactly a change in their rivals compared to the Asian LMS, as Eurasia Motorsport confirmed their participation in the ELMS with an ORECA 05 and Algarve Pro Racing is expected to continue their ELMS saga with their Ligier JS P2.
Race Performance in part goes in a different way from their rivals as they continue with their Judd-powered ORECA 03R, counting as their sixth season with the same package, which is a very long time compared to many other squads in the game. The inclusion in the Race Performance garage was a Ligier JS P3 model to be used in the LMP3 class, which only boosts the already huge count of the French machine in the lighter prototype class, which already has a title in its history, as DC Racing claimed the Asian LMS class title with ease.
Cars are already defined, but the team still needs to confirm if Leutwiler will stay with them, as well the other drivers for both efforts, as well to their already guaranteed slot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The spread calendars of the ELMS and Asian LMS would let Race Performance compete in both sides, but there's no word at the moment if they will return to the Asian continent.
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