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DragonSpeed Confirms Unchanged LMP2 Lineup

DragonSpeed confirms LMP2 return with Hedman, Hanley, Lapierre…

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DragonSpeed has confirmed it will run an unchanged lineup in its LMP2 program this season, shortly after finalizing its LMP1 drivers on Sunday.

Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre and Ben Hanley will return to the team’s Oreca 07 Gibson for the full European Le Mans Series.

While the crew failed to win a race last year, the No. 21 Oreca was on pole for three of the six races with Lapierre frequently the quickest driver in qualifying.

Hedman and Lapierre will combine their LMP2 return with competing in the team’s LMP1 program, in which they will drive a Gibson-powered BR1 in the FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Super Season’.

They will be joined by Renger van der Zande for likely the entire season apart from the first round at Spa, where his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship requirements will take priority.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. N8

    February 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Hopefully, Hedman spent a LOT of time with a driver coach this winter. I can’t recall a race where this car didn’t lose a lap on his stint last season.

    • Travis McBee

      February 6, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      Um Monza last year he kept the car on the lead lap…

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