This year’s ELMS LMP3 runner-up Graff (Eric Trouillet, Paul Petit and Enzo Guibbert with the #9) have announced an expanded endurance race program for 2017 with a move up into the LMP2 Class in ELMS, an entry into the Le Mans 24 Hours and the continuation of its LMP3 program.
The French team, new to endurance racing this year, far exceeded principal Pascal Rauturier’s initial goals taking a pole position, 4 podiums and 2 victories in ELMS as well as numerous podiums in VdeV Endurance Series on their way.
The team will field an Oreca 07 in it’s move into the LMP2 class in both the ELMS and Le Mans, while retaining the Ligier JS-P3 in the ELMS P3 category, adding additional experienced technical staff to the team with the aim of taking the 2017 P3 title.
The team will take delivery of the new Oreca LMP2 in December with initial testing planned for January. In the interim, the team’s two LMP3 cars head to the Middle East for the 12 hours of Abu Dhabi on 16 and 17 December.
Driver lineup for the 2017 program will be the subject of a later announcement, with the team are actively seeking bronze & silver drivers for assessment over the winter.