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Signatech Alpine Confirms 2019-20 LMP2 Return

Signatech Alpine to continue with A470 Gibson in WEC for another season…

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Signatech Alpine will return for a fifth term in the FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 ranks having confirmed its presence on the 2019-20 grid.

The two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans class-winning squad, which leads the current LMP2 standings, is set for its third straight campaign with the Oreca-based Alpine A470 Gibson.

Signatech’s driver lineup will be announced shortly after next month’s Le Mans ‘Super Season’ finale.

Its current crew of Nicolas Lapierre, Pierre Thiriet and Andre Negrao has finished on the podium in all seven WEC races held so far in 2018-19.

Signatech Alpine joined the grid in 2015 after winning back-to-back European Le Mans Series titles, and went on to clinch its first WEC crown the following year with Lapierre, Stephane Richelmi and Gustavo Menezes.

“Our involvement in LMP2 gives us an international showcase where the results have met expectations since 2013,” said Alpine director of sales and competition, Regis Fricotte.

“Our community understands our approach and you only have to go to Le Mans to see what Alpine means to endurance [racing].

“We will continue our relationship of trust with Signatech, whose expertise is invaluable in the development of the sports versions of the A110 [road car].”

Signatech director Philippe Sinault added: “It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to work with a brand enjoying such heritage both on circuit and rallying.

“We are proud to represent Alpine in the World Endurance Championship, and this feeling is growing as we keep scoring podiums, wins and titles.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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