Pescarolo – Pushing On
Autosport has the double Pescarolo news this morning –
that Henri is pushing ahead with plans to construct his own chassis
for 2007, and that Didier Andre will almost certainly race the team’s
entry at Donington Park at the end of this month (with Emmanuel
Collard and Jean-Christophe Boullion).
Pescarolo admits that Andre is bringing some finance
to the team, but the driver from Lyon has been very quick in Belmondo
Courages during the last two seasons, so the driver line-up is at
least as strong as at the Nurburgring last month. Andre has driven
an LMP1 Lola for Taurus Sports in the recent past (Le Mans 2004),
and is a 675 winner at Le Mans (2003).
admits that he hasn’t yet put all the finance in place to
build his own LMP1 car, but hopes to have it up and running before
Christmas. The new chassis will be fitted with the bodywork from
the existing cars, plus the same running gear.
Andre’s former team, Paul Belmondo Racing, will be
switching engines for its single car entry at Donington Park: the
Mecachrome V8 is being replaced by the unit that proved so successful
for the team in 2005, the AER four cylinder turbo.