Esperantes Selling Well
carried the story first – which surprised Team LNT Commercial
Director Richard Dean (with its immediacy) this morning –
and the news is that the French team Red Racing has agreed to purchase
one of the 2006 Team LNT Panoz Esperantes.
It’s one of our 2006 cars,” comments
Richard Dean, “and all three of them will be on display at
the Autosport Show in January, so the team understands that it can’t
take delivery until after that event.”
The sale of
three other cars by LNT has already been agreed – details
to come – and with Esperantes on Team LNT’s own stand,
on the Pirelli stand and the K&N Filetrs stand at the NEC, it
wouldn’t be a surprise to find more cars ‘heading out
of the door’ in the New Year.
been talking to the team for a long time,” continues Richard
Dean, “and we met them at Magny-Cours last month (for the
last round of the British GT Championship).”
owner Jacques Fournier-Laroque confirms on the www.endurance-info.com
website that Red Racing is targeting the Le Mans Series next year,
and expects to be testing the car in March, in good time for the
Test Days at Paul Ricard at the end of that month.
Romain Brandela and Thierry Stepec (pictured on the right with JC-W
in march of this year) will be joined by a third driver for the
1000 Km races, but the regular Red pair will also be tackling the
FFSA GT series. The aim in the domestic series is the GT2 title,
while the Le Mans Series will see the team learning its endurance
trade, with the aim of racing at Le Mans in three years’ time.