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Lotus T129 Still on Track for Le Mans Debut

Christophe Bouchut, Pierre Kaffer set to complete driver lineup…

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Despite a recent lack of official information from the team, the new Lotus T129 AER is still on track to make its debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month.

A spokesperson for the Kodewa squad told Sportscar365 that the homologation of the LMP1-L car is being finalized this week in England, with plans to begin testing at the end of this month.

In addition to the previously announced Christijan Albers, it’s understood that Pierre Kaffer and Christophe Bouchut will complete the driver lineup for Le Mans.

The car was forced to miss the opening two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship due to a late switch in engine manufacturer, compounded with other delays in the construction of the all-new prototype.

The Lotus effort will join the pair of Toyota-powered Rebellion R-Ones in the new-for-2014 LMP1-L class. Rebellion debuted its new ORECA-built cars earlier this month at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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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