Courage Update
Ouest-France covered several interesting Courage news items yesterday (February 22) – writes David Legangneux.

Yann Clairay, who raced for the team in the LMES last year, will race a Belmondo Racing Courage C65 (not an LC75 – the team is sticking with its current cars) this year, at Le Mans and in the Le Mans Series, probably with Didier André and Paul Belmondo.

dailysportscar.comThe French newspaper implies that the first LC75 left Courage Compétition's workshop yesterday, for England – but Claude Surmont at Courage confirms that the company has not sold a car to an English team.

Ouest-France continues by pointing out that two LMP1 LC70s have been ordered by customers, one by Serge Saulnier (believed to be associated with the Swiss Spirirt LMS entry – Judd powered) and the other by a Japanese team.

Yves Courage applied for two entries for factory LC70s for Le Mans, and the shakedown is scheduled for the beginning of March, at Lurcy-Lévis, before two more days at Misano, then the LMS test days at Paul Ricard.

In other news, the newspaper contacted Hughes de Chaunac, who was apparently sure that his two Oreca Saleens would be selected for Le Mans in the February allocation: the word "disappointment" inevitably crops up in de Chaunac’s reaction to no French Saleens on the list – yet.


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