RGR Sport by Morand announced today that it will debut in the 2016 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship with drivers Ricardo Gonzalez, Bruno Senna, and Filipe Albuquerque in LMP2 pending confirmation of its entry.
The team is due to run a Nissan-engined Ligier JSP2 on Dunlop rubber for the full season, and looks forward to representing Mexico at its home race late in the season when the WEC travels to Mexico City.
“I’m very excited to finally be able to announce this project, which has been in the works for quite a while. After the WEC announced that we would have the 6 Hours of Mexico in 2016, starting our own Mexican team was the obvious next choice,” said Gonzalez.
“I really do believe that we’ve put together a dream team. With the experience that Bruno and Filipe have, and proven speed of the Ligier JS P2, I have no doubt in my mind that we’ll be able to fight for the championship and victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“I’m extremely proud to be carrying the Mexico colors and flag on my car, we will do everything in our power to make sure Mexico is at the top of the podium and that we make our people proud!”
Bruno Senna, who has driven in sportscars in recent years for the likes of Aston Martin Racing and McLaren is also excited to be racing in the WEC with a new team:
“I’m very excited to come back to the WEC in the super-competitive LMP2 class. It’s a fantastic opportunity to race alongside Ricardo Gonzalez and Filipe Albuquerque and I’m sure we’ll challenge for wins with the Ligier-Nissan prepared by Morand and the first race can’t come soon enough!”