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ORECA FLM 09

American

way of life

Initially racing as part of a one-make series – the Formula Le Mans in 2009 – the ORECA-FLM09 has quickly proved its qualities and potential in endurance. In Europe and Asia, but also in the United States where it has been living the American dream since 2010. Now the “favorite” car of many teams, the ORECA-FLM09 makes up the very lively single-make LM PC class which is always much appreciated in the TUDOR United SportsCar Challenge.

Its resistance has allowed it to clinch some fantastic results in the overall rankings, including podiums and many Top 10 in classic races such as the 12 Hours of Sebring or the 24 Hours of Daytona. With an attractive cost/performance ratio, the ORECA-FLM09 is also a good prototype to start with as a gentleman driver, one of the cars that allow young drivers to come to fame. About thirty chassis have been assembled since 2009 as the car is certified and homologated until late 2016.

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Technical Sheet

CHASSIS

  • Carbon fibre monocoque & Honeycomb
  • Length: 4600 mm
  • Width: 1990 mm
  • Height: 1025 mm
  • Front track: 1647 mm
  • Rear track: 1609 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2870 mm
  • Weight: around 900 kg

ENGINE

  • V8 GM based
  • Power: around 430 bhp
  • Torque: around 630 Nm
  • Max. revs: around 6000 rpm
  • Lubrification : dry sump
  • Electronic management system: Magneti Marelli

SUSPENSIONS

  • Double steel wisbones with pushrod

TYRES

  • Front : 12,5″x18″
  • Rear : 13″x18″

GEARBOX

  • Make : Xtrac
  • Type : Sequential
  • Gear change : Steering wheel-mounted paddles
  • Ratios : 6 + reverse

BRAKES

  • Ventilated carbon discs
  • Make : Brembo
  • Front discs : Brembo 380 mm x 37
  • Rear discs : Brembo 355 mm x 37 mm
  • Calipers : Brembo monobloc 6 pistons
  • Pads : Brembo

SAFETY

  • 6-point harness adapted to the HANS system
  • Flexible fuel tank (75L)

Carrosserie

  • Carbon/kevlar
  • Race in : European Le Mans Series, ALMS, Asian Le Mans Series

Achievements

2015

Prototype Challenge – USA

  • Drivers : Jon Bennett (USA) & Colin Braun (USA)
  • Teams : CORE Autosport

2014

Prototype Challenge – USA

  • Drivers : Jon Bennett (USA) & Colin Braun (USA)
  • Teams : CORE Autosport

2013

LMPC Europe

  • Drivers : Gary Hirsch (SUI) & Paul Loup Chatin (FRA)
  • Teams : Team Endurance Challenge

 LMPC – USA

  • Drivers : Mike Guasch (USA)
  • Teams : CORE Autosport

2012

LMPC Europe

  • Drivers : John Hartshorne (GBR)
  • Teams : Boutsen Ginion Racing

LMPC – USA

  • Drivers : Alex Popow (VEN)
  • Teams : CORE Autosport

2011

Formula Le Mans – Europe

  • Drivers : Julien Schell (FRA), Mirco Schultis (GER) and Patrick Simon (GER)
  • Teams : Pegasus Racing

LMPC – USA

  • Drivers : Eric Lux (USA), Gunnar Jeannette (USA) and Ricardo Gonzalez (MEX)
  • Teams : CORE Autosport

2010

Formula Le Mans – Europe

  • Drivers :  Andrea Barlesi (BEL) and Gary Chalandon (FRA)
  • Teams : DAMS

LMPC – USA

  • Drivers : Scott Tucker (USA)
  • Teams : Level 5 Motorsports

2009

Formula Le Mans Cup

  • Drivers : Nico Verdonck (BEL) and Gavin Cronje (RSA)
  • Teams : DAMS

Photos

ORECA FLM 09

  • MOTORSPORT - WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - 12 HOURS OF SEBRING - SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - SEBRING (USA) - 14 TO 17/03/2012 - PHOTO : JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR / DPPI -
  • MOTORSPORT - WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - 12 HOURS OF SEBRING - SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - SEBRING (USA) - 14 TO 17/03/2012 - PHOTO : JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR / DPPI -
  • MOTORSPORT - WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - 12 HOURS OF SEBRING - SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - SEBRING (USA) - 14 TO 17/03/2012 - PHOTO : JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR / DPPI -
  • MOTORSPORT - WEC JOURNEE TEST 24H DU MANS / LE MANS 24 HOURS TEST DAY - LE MANS (FRA) - 01/06/2012 - PHOTO : FRANÇOIS FLAMAND / DPPI -
  • MOTORSPORT - WEC JOURNEE TEST 24H DU MANS / LE MANS 24 HOURS TEST DAY - LE MANS (FRA) - 01/06/2012 - PHOTO : JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR / DPPI -
  • #8 Merchant Services Racing Oreca FLM09: Kyle Marcelli, Matt Downs, Chapman Ducote
  • #05 CORE Autosport Oreca FLM09: Jonathan Bennett, Colin Braun, Ricardo Gonzalez
  • MOTORSPORT - WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - 12 HOURS OF SEBRING - SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - SEBRING (USA) - 14 TO 17/03/2012 - PHOTO : JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR / DPPI -

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