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Minassian Planning Launch of LMP2 Team

Nic Minassian targeting launch of own LMP2 team…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Nic Minassian could be wearing two hats next year, as a team owner and driver, with the Frenchman working on the launch of his own LMP2 operation. (En Français)

The former Peugeot factory driver has revealed ambitions of his yet-to-be named team to be on the European Le Mans Seires grid in the prototype class, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, pending invite.

Minassian is understood to be working with an undisclosed gentleman driver on the project, with discussions ongoing between two LMP2 constructors.

“It’s been several years I’ve thought about setting up my own team,” Minassian told Endurance-Info. “I’d like to give my opinion on something other than [driving].”

The 43-year-old, who currently drives for SMP Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, hopes to finalize details of his proposed new venture by the end of the month.

It’s unclear if the project would be run completely in-house or would be a link up with an existing team for operational support.

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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