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Algarve Pro Confirms Driver Lineups, Goodyear Partnership

Duval, Lancaster, Aubry among drivers in Algarve Pro Racing’s new lineup for 2020…

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Algarve Pro Racing has confirmed its LMP2 driver lineups and a development partnership with Goodyear ahead of the 2020 European Le Mans Series season.

2013 FIA World Endurance champion and Audi DTM driver Loic Duval will feature in the Portugal-based squad’s driving crew, sharing the No. 24 Oreca 07 Gibson with Jon Lancaster and Henning Enqvist.

Duval is set for his first ELMS appearance in two years, while 2015 LMP2 champion Lancaster returns to the series for the first time since his title-winning season with Greaves Motorsport.

There is set to be a date clash for Duval later in the year when the 4 Hours of Monza falls on the same weekend as the DTM’s first trip to Zolder.

WEC LMP2 race winner Gabriel Aubry, former IMSA DPi driver Simon Trummer and Bronze-rated competitor John Falb will share the No. 25 car.

Falb and Enqvist are the only drivers to carry on from Algarve Pro’s two-car ELMS program last year.

Algarve Pro has also announced a development partnership with tire manufacturer Goodyear.

The team will provide technical feedback throughout the season to develop Goodyear’s LMP2 race tires in advance of it becoming the sole supplier for the ELMS top class in 2021.

Both Orecas will sport a new black and white livery presenting Goodyear and new primary sponsor B.R.M Chronographes.

“We have been overwhelmed with the effort and support we have received from Goodyear,” said Algarve Pro team principal Stewart Cox.

“To be able to benefit from their wealth of experience in top-level motorsport is a huge honor and I hope this will give us an edge over the competition.

“Having shown good pace and confidence on the latest specification of Goodyear tires throughout pre-season testing we are really looking forward to the start of the season.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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