An intense autumn season!
Autumn is here and with it the different championships’ final straights! For ORECA Group, October has never been that intense before. In fact, the ‘motorsport company’ from Le Var (France) is busy all around the world through its different departments. Here is a summary of two weeks across the globe for them…
Battling for the ELMS title in Portimao
The four ORECA chassis entered in the European Le Mans Series are heading to Portimao this week. The final race of the European endurance championship will take place in Portugal. There was fierce competition this season in the LM P2 class. Though G-Drive by DragonSpeed’s No. 22 ORECA 07 is still at the very top of the overall standings, the championship is not over yet. The Portuguese round promises to be lively and hotly-contested!
A new win for Vaillante Rebellion
In the FIA World Endurance Championship, team Vaillante Rebellion clinched its second win of the season. On Sunday, in Fuji, the ORECA 07 driven by crew Prost/Senna/Canal took control of the race despite a capricious weather. With fog and showers, the 6 Hours of Fuji appeared as ‘fraught with danger’. But thanks to a great race strategy, the Swiss team managed to emerge uncasthed, clinching a new win.
Only two rounds away from the final race, Jackie Chan DC Racing’s No. 38 ORECA 07 is still first in the LM P2 rankings. Yet the No. 31’s crew has caught up with the No. 38, now only 10 points behind, while Signatech Alpine Matmut is 25 points away.
Toyota Gazoo Racing wins at home
As for LM P1s, this Japanese round saw local team Toyota Gazoo Racing meeting success. Competing at home, the squad which receives operational support from ORECA, delivered a great performance, bringing its two cars to the two highest steps on the podium. A great way to show that the team is – more than ever – committed and fighting for victory!
Porsche Carrera Cup France verdict
In France, ORECA Group’s Events department worked at home too as the ultimate round of the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup France was hosted at Le Castellet circuit. Two weeks after the Spanish race in Barcelona, it was time for drivers to get back behind the wheel of their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The week began with young drivers taking to the track, as part of the Junior Program, and competition was in full swing up until the verdict: Julien Andlauer, 18 years’ old only, is the winner of this new edition of the Porsche Carrera Cup France.