After a couple of days of teasers and renderings here’s the real thing.
The Oreca 07 has shaken down for the first time today at Paul Ricard with ORECA test driver Nicolas Lapierre at the wheel.
The ORECA joins the first examples of the Ligier and Dallara 2017 LMP2s on track as they build up the testing mileage ahead of the 2017 season to come.
The 07 is available as an all new package or, uniquely amongst the 4 chassis suppliers for 2017 spec LMP2, as an upgrade to the current 05 LMP2 coupe (or indeed Rebellion R-One LMP1 L chassis).
Several existing 05 teams are known to be upgrading their cars and Dragonspeed racing (2 cars) and Graff Racing in the ELMS and JDC/Miller Motorsports in IMSA have already confirmed orders for the new 07.