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CPB Sport to Enter ADESS-03 in 2016

CPB Sport to run ADESS 03 in European Le Mans Series next year…

Photo: Laurent Mercier/Endurance-Info

Photo: Laurent Mercier/Endurance-Info

There will be at least one ADESS-03 on the grid in the European Le Mans Series next year, with Sylvain Boulay’s CPB Sport having announced an entry with the LMP3 car for next year. (En Français)

The French squad recently took delivery of the new entry-level prototype and is at a multi-day test at Barcelona this week.

“This is something that was missing on the LMP side,” Boulay told Endurance-Info. “After a stint in karting and Formula Renault, the LMP3 can be [perfect] for endurance races. This is a really good school for a reasonable cost.”

Boulay, who made ten previous starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was associated with the ill-fated Bailey LMP2 project, which had targeted a run in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

The Frenchman is hoping to use the new LMP3 platform as a springboard back to La Sarthe.

“The idea is to revive [my career] in LMP3,” he said. “I want to run Le Mans one or two more times before I take care of the young.

“Endurance racing has a bright future thanks to the ACO, WEC, Asian Le Mans Series and the ELMS.

“I’m giving myself another five or six years to race. For 2016, we want to assemble a crew that is a mix of experience and youth. This is how I see LMP3.”

The team will also take on the VdeV Endurance Series, with the intention of also running the Michelin Le Mans GT3 Cup support race at Le Mans in June, which will be open to ELMS and Asian LMS-registered LMP3 cars.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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