Scuderia Villorba Corse will move up form LMP3 to LMP2 category in the 2017 European Le Mans Series (ELMS), where the Italian team have today become the first team to announce will use the new Dallara prototype.
Roberto Lacorte, the driving force behind Villorba Corse, will be one of the drivers competing in 2017 with names of the other two drivers subject to a later announcement.
For Villorba Corse, collaborating with a famous Italian chassis manufacturer such as Dallara represents a crucial step for the “Road to Le Mans” project inaugurated by Villorba Corse in 2015.
“This year we are able to confirm our 2017 racing programme earlier than usual. We are pleased to announce our ELMS effort with the debuting Dallara LMP2 car.” said Lacorte.
“Our main goal still remains a future participation in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“Enthusiasm, passion, tradition and Italian high technology are the main features of our project and, personally, this new challenge is incredibly exciting”.
Moving to LMP2 with Dallara is a big step towards new horizons in endurance racing for Villorba Corse and collaboration with Dallara has already started. The new LMP2 racer will be delivered to Villorba Corse by the end of the year.
“Entering LMP2 is an historical moment for our team.” adds Team principal Amadio. We have chased and admired this project for years, it totally confirms Villorba Corse international and professional reputation.
“Preparing for this will require an enormous effort. We are proud to work side by side with Dallara and we will make sure that future programmes will be perfectly up to the names involved. Next target will be the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is a dream coming true for all of us”.