Courage LC70 Update
Courage Competition’s Marketing Director, Claude Surmont, was a busy fellow in the Sebring paddock, with three C65s to keep an eye on during the Mobil 1 12 Hours event. Here he is with Andy Lally, behind the Miracle C65.

Orlando Airport late on Sunday saw a chance (re)encounter with the charming Claude, who confirms that Yves Courage’s company is pressing ahead with its new LMP1s, with two destined for the French factory team this year (fitted with Mugen V8s), another Mugen-engined car destined for Japan, while the Swiss Spirit entry will be Judd GV5 powered.

“The agreement with Mugen is for three years,” explained Claude Surmont.

Mugen has taken the prototype world by surprise in the past with the sudden appearance of a completely new version of its powerful four litre V8. Our Japanese source suggests that the (effectively) factory, Mugen effort in the Japan Le Mans Challenge will be powered by a 4.5 V8.


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