Caterham will use the Le Mans 24 Hours to investigate viability for its own sports-prototype racer
3 June 2013

Caterham is to enter this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race. The team will campaign a Zytek Z11SN-Nissan under the Caterham Motorsport banner with GP2 driver Alexander Rossi among the drivers.

Caterham says the entry will allow the team to investigate the viability of producing a customer sports-prototype package.

The LMP2 racer will be led by Caterham Technology CEO Mike Gascoyne alongside Greaves Motorsport. Gascoyne said: “Within Caterham Group, we have a great deal of experienced personnel with a wide range of technical expertise – from powertrain development to carbon composite design.

“While there won’t be any specification changes we can apply to the car for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, because the car is homologated for the whole season, we will be looking in more detail at how our various areas of expertise across both Caterham Technology & Innovation and Caterham Composites can be applied to a customer sports-prototype programme in future. 

“We have the tools, the talent and the heritage to do the job in a marketplace that is currently light on existing players; so it makes sense for us to go and see first-hand how we might take advantage of a business opportunity that fits with our capabilities.”

Jimi Beckwith

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