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NewBlood by Morand Racing Planning FIA WEC Program for 2015

NewBlood by Morand Racing planning FIA WEC program in 2015…

Photo: NewBlood by Morand Racing

Photo: NewBlood by Morand Racing

The LMP2 grid continues to grow, with news that NewBlood by Morand Racing is preparing to make the move to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2015. (En Français)

The Swiss squad, led by Benoit Morand, has revealed intentions of stepping up from the European Le Mans Series, where it currently fields a Morgan-Judd LMP2 car.

“We are clearly working to be in the FIA WEC next season,” Morand told Endurance-Info. “The final decision on our 2015 program will be taken shortly.”

Morand heads into this weekend’s ELMS season finale at Estoril still with a mathematical shot of the championship, with Christian Klien, Pierre Ragues and Gary Hirsch fresh off victory in the last round at Paul Ricard.

“We may have been leading the championship if we didn’t lose the points in Imola,” Morand said. “However, we have to put everything into perspective… It’s clear we will do everything to win this final race of the year.”

While having a lower-than-expected car count this year, the LMP2 class could see as many ten entries in 2015, with the likely additions of Morand, a second entry for KCMG, as well as possible full-season efforts for both Extreme Speed Motorsports and Project Brabham.

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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