Rand Racing Returns With B2K / 40 Lolas
Bill Rand’s Rand Racing has just announced that,
after a season out of racing in 2003, the team will contest a full
2004 ALMS programme, with its pair of AER Nissan-powered Lola B2K/40s
- in the LMP2 class.
team will therefore resume racing at Sebring in March, and is aiming
for an invitation to the Le Mans 24 Hours.
been successful in endurance racing,” said team owner Bill
Rand (right), “and our Daytona win (in 2002) made us think
about Le Mans. That’s the most important race in the world,
and we want to be there. The ALMS recently stated that ‘the
Road to Le Mans Passes Through Sebring,’ so that’s where
we’re going to start. We’ve combined the key elements
of our old team with some outstanding drivers, and we’re anxious
to get back on the track.”
will carry out the role of Team Manager, with Jeff Braun as Technical
Director. Drivers will be announced in the near future.
After an outstandingly
successful 2002 SRPll season in Grand Am (nine wins), Rand Racing
was rumoured to be racing in the ALMS last year, with an MG-Lola.
The 2004 ACO regulations have provided the perfect scenario for
the team to return to the tracks, using its existing cars.
numbers in the 2004 ALMS are looking more encouraging by the week,
and news later today should emphasise the importance of prototypes
to the series.