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SARD Morand finally begin their 2015 WEC season in Belgium on Saturday May 2nd at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The Japanese-Swiss team has high expectations following their absence at the 6 Hours of Silverstone in April.
The 2015 FIA WEC entry will now be a single-car entry in the LMP2 class with SARD Morand keeping its “lucky number” 43 for the Morgan EVO SARD driven by Pierre Ragues from France, Oliver Webb from Great Britain and Zoel Amberg from Switzerland.
Following the somewhat acromonious split from Kairos Technologies the team has also announced a new sponsor from its Swiss homeland: timepieces manufacturer Franck Muller.
“I am really looking forward to get back in race again and the Spa-Francorchamps circuit probably is one of the most beautiful places for it.” said a re-invigorated Morand. “During all our pre-season work in Spain and France, the 2015 evolutions of the Morgan chassis proved efficient, setting great times especially at the Prologue of the Paul Ricard circuit.
“TEAM SARD Morand definitely is back into LMP2 the battle, and I would like to thank all the people who sent us positive messages on the social networks, all the crew, our new partner Franck Muller and especially my wife Gladys for her precious support.”