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Team SARD-Morand Confirms Single-Car LMP2 Entry for 6H Spa

Team SARD-Morand confirms single-car effort for WEC 6H Spa…

Photo: Team SARD-Morand/VSA

Photo: Team SARD-Morand/VSA

After missing the opening round of the season at Silverstone, Team SARD-Morand has confirmed its reduced single-car effort for this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship round at Spa-Francorchamps.

The Swiss squad will field a Morgan LMP2 Evo for drivers Pierre Ragues, Oliver Webb and Zoel Amberg, down from the planned two-car full-season effort after parting ways with Kairos Technologies.

“I am really looking forward to get back in race again and the Spa-Francorchamps circuit probably is one of the most beautiful places for it,” said team principal Benoit Morand.

“During all our pre-season work in Spain and France, the 2015 evolutions of the Morgan chassis proved efficient, setting great times especially at the Prologue of the Paul Ricard circuit.

“We can also rely with Pierre and Oliver on a pair of drivers who previously were victorious in endurance racing, and Zoel learned very much about the car and from his team mates during the off-season.

“Team SARD-Morand definitely is back into LMP2 the battle, and I would like to thank all the people who sent us positive messages on the social networks, all the crew, our new partner Franck Muller and especially my wife Gladys for her precious support.”

The team is expected to focus on its single entry for the remainder of the championship, including at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where its second car has already been withdrawn.

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