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RGR Sport by Morand Set for Management Shakeup

RGR Sport set for management shakeup for remainder of WEC season…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

RGR Sport is set for a shakeup in management for the remainder of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Sportscar365 has learned that team manager Benoit Morand will no longer be leading the Mexican squad, owned by Ricardo Gonzalez, due to issues brought to light in this month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Morand, who helped assemble and operate the upstart RGR Sport squad, is allegedly caught up in a legal battle with a former team partner, which led to a court order to temporarily seize some equipment during the race.

The team’s No. 43 Ligier JS P2 Nissan of Gonzalez, Bruno Senna and Filipe Albuquerque finished 10th in class after battling early race engine issues.

It’s believed new management is being brought into the team, potentially from OAK Racing, which RGR Sport already holds a technical partnership with.

RGR Sport Sporting and Commercial Director Toni Calderon would not confirm any specific changes in management but said changes are in the works.

“It’s been a very strong year for us and everyone in the team has done a great job,” Calderon told Sportscar365.

“Although we will be making some management changes, most of the team will remain intact and we will focus on continuing to fight for the championship for the next six races.”

The team, which won the season-opener at Silverstone, currently sit third in the LMP2 championship, heading into next month’s Six Hours of Nurburgring.

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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