Villorba Corse Reveals Dallara LMP2 Livery

Photo: Villorba Corse

Photo: Villorba Corse

Villorba Corse has released pictures of the Dallara LMP2 contender it will race in the European Le Mans Series and enter into the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017.

The Italian team will be backed by pharmaceutical brand Cetilar, and its Dallara LMP2 will be driven by Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Andrea Belicchi in what the team has called a “made in Italy” project.

Villorba Corse announced its driver lineup last month, with plans to remain in ELMS, moving up from LMP3. However, it today confirmed plans to register for entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in addition to the ELMS program.

“For Villorba Corse 2017 will be the most important and exciting season in [the] last decade,” commented team principal Raimondo Amadio. “We are going to undertake a crucial challenge that leads our team to a very high level of professionalism in motorsport.

“We are proud to announce Cetilar as our primary and solid partner in this process. We will work at our best to get the most from the upcoming season, which, de facto, for us has already begun.”

5 Comments

  1. jaysfan

    November 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Someone was wondering if it’s a recycled Audi LMP1 car? I think it does look like one of the Audi cars

  2. Matt

    November 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    It’s scary how Cadillac was allowed to make no real changes to the Dallara and still brand it as their own.

    • Daniel Tripp

      November 30, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      My thoughts exactly

      • Bob P

        November 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

        Yeah – I was thinking the EXACT same thing about the Cadillac looking really similar in the nose area. Props to Mazda fir at least getting a bit more creative.

  3. kevlow

    December 6, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    The headlights are different and the Cadillac hood emblem is missing. I also understand the DPI version will have some Cadillac inspired vents. [lol] I don’t think that Nissan or any other manufacturer wanting in needs to sweat it too much.

    While I enjoy the variety, I am not bothered by DPIs not being different from the LMP2 version. I think that the approved chassis builders each have their differences in how they achieve speed. Just as there were differences last year between the Ligier and the Oreca.

    With four different chassis available to privateers, several and possible more DPI manufacturer throwing their hat in the ring, we might get to see the most variety and car count since the Group C/ GTP days.

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