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LMP2 Teams Test at Motorland Aragon

Six LMP2 teams on hand at Motorland Aragon for pre-season testing…

Photo: SARD-Morand/Vision Sport Agency

Photo: SARD-Morand/Vision Sport Agency

A number of LMP2 teams are at Motorland Aragon this week for a multi-day Dunlop tire test, in preparation for the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series seasons. (En Français)

Team SARD-Morand (Morgan LMP2 EVO), G-Drive Racing (Ligier JS P2 Nissan), Algarve Pro Racing (Ligier-Nissan), Signatech Alpine (Alpine A450b Nissan), Greaves Motorsport (Gibson 015S Nissan) and Team Jota (Gibson-Nissan) are all on hand.

There are no surprises at the wheel of the two Morgans, with Pierre Ragues, Koki Saga, Oliver Webb, Tristan Vautier and Christian Klien all turning laps in the open-top LMP2 contender, which has undergone an evolution for 2015.

G-Drive has continued its testing, with the debut of a brand-new second Ligier-Nissan for Gustavo Yacaman, Pipo Derani and Ricardo Gonzalez. Sam Bird, Roman Rusninov, Julien Canal and team owner Jacques Nicolet also turned laps this week in the French squad’s lead car.

The Portuguese Algarve team, which recently submitted an ELMS entry, has its ex-Thiriet by TDS Racing Ligier-Nissan the Spanish circuit, with Andrea Roda and Dan Norris-Jones getting their first laps in the closed-top prototype. Alex Brundle was also on hand to share his knowledge of the car.

Nelson Panciatici, Vincent Capillaire and Paul-Loup Chatin have turned laps in Signatech-Alpine’s FIA WEC-bound entry, while a number of different drivers, including Robbie Kerr, Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Filipe Albuquerque and Nick Yelloly sampled the Gibson 015S cars being fielded by Jota and Greaves.

Testing wraps up later today, with most teams having taken part in the entire four-day test.

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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