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Ibanez Completes Initial Test with Oreca 03R, Alguersuari

Ibanez completes first test with Oreca 03R Nissans…

Photo: Alexis Goure

Photo: Alexis Goure

Ibanez Racing has completed an initial test with its two Oreca 03R Nissans, featuring an ex-Formula One driver behind the wheel, as the French squad gears up for the European Le Mans Series season. (En Français)

Former Torro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari took part in the four-day test at Motorland Aragon alongside Jose Ibanez, Ivan Bellarosa and Pierre Perret.

It marked the team’s first on-track laps with the LMP2 cars, which it had purchased from Delta-ADR late last year.

“[The test] met our expectations,” Ibanez said. “There were good lap times with no problems or failures to note. The test program was successful. The team spirit was high, which is reassuring for the future.”

The two Orecas completed more than 1,500 miles during the test.

While the team’s driver lineup is expected to be announced shortly, it has filed two entry requests for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in addition to its participation in the ELMS.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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