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ORECA involved in the main class of two high-profile championships as a manufacturer

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  • In the FIA WEC alongside Alpine
  • In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Honda Racing Corporation USA

With two chassis in the FIA WEC Hypercar class with Alpine and two chassis in the IMSA GTP class with Acura, ORECA has established itself as a major partner of the world’s two most prestigious Endurance Championships.

Having been a leading chassis manufacturer for over fifteen years, ORECA continues to grow and has taken on a new challenge in FIA WEC, collaborating with Alpine Endurance Team in the top class.

Following on this 18-month collaboration, two A424 chassis, which comply with LMDh regulations, are about to make their debut on track. On February 29th, as part of the FIA WEC Prologue in Qatar, the French manufacturer’s ambition to compete with the best Hypercar-class contenders will turn into reality.

The A-arrowed brand’s first prototype to enter the hybrid era is the result of a close collaboration between Alpine, Signatech and ORECA. Their work together has proved to be successful in the past given that Signatech has clinched three LMP2 successes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and has won both the ELMS and FIA WEC twice with Alpine prototypes designed and developed by ORECA Motorsport.

“We’re very much looking forward to seeing the Alpine A424 take its first laps as part of the World Endurance Championship, and we’ve got no doubt that this prototype has what it takes to race in the most competitive and fastest class.” Rémi Taffin, ORECA Motorsport Director.

On the other side of the Atlantic, as part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the program initiated in 2023 continues for the two Acura ARX-06 prototypes – also based on an ORECA chassis. Last season, Acura and HRC US notched up 4 poles and 3 wins, including a triumph at the famous 24 Hours of Daytona for their first entry with that chassis.

This collaboration between Acura, HRC US and ORECA first started in 2017 with the Acura ARX-05 in the DPi category. With 3 titles, 18 wins and 21 poles in 49 races, it has proved to be a successful one.

Rémi adds: “Thanks to our long-term experience in chassis design and manufacturing, Alpine and Acura can count on our strong expertise and know-how to support them in their quest for performance and reliability. We’re convinced that this 2024 season can be an opportunity for both manufacturers to remain at the top of their game on the international scene.”