Norma has been named as the sixth licensed LMP3 constructor, with the ACO announcing on Tuesday its decision to increase the number of official constructors beyond the originally announced five.
The French company, founded by Norbert Santos, will provide its new LMP3 chassis for competitors in the European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, as well as continental championships across Europe.
The design of the car is already in advanced stages, with plans to have the car in competition by the end of the year.
Norma joins the Onroak Automotive (Ligier JS P3), Riley Technologies (Ave-Riley AR2), Adess AG (Adess 03), Dome (Dome S104) and Ginetta as approved LMP3 constructors.
All cars are powered by a spec Nissan V8 engine, serviced by ORECA, with X-Trac gearboxes and electronics provided by Magneti Marelli.
In its second year, the LMP3 platform has seen remarkable growth, notably from Onroak, which has 19 of its Ligier JS P3s entered for the ELMS this year. A total of 40 of the French constructor’s prototypes have already been sold.