Feature Engineering is planning to run two brand new ADESS-03s in the 2018 Michelin Le Mans Cup. The Portuguese team was created in 2016 by Duarte Nuno Fidalgo, a former single seaters mechanic. This effort seems to have replaced that attempted by fellow Iberian team Araujo Competicao who team already tried to compete the VdeV Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup last season but were unsuccessful in putting a programme together.
Feature Engineering is currently negotiating with several drivers, hoping to announce the first pre-season tests in the upcoming weeks.
“This is great challenge for the team and I am grateful for the confidence ADESS placed on us” said Fidalgo. “We will enjoy a preferential relationship with the only LMP3 constructor based in the Iberian Peninsula, and that will put us in an outstanding position to face the season ahead. We may be an unknown team for many but we are a united group with international experience and lots of ambition.” he added.
The last time an ADESS-03 competed in the Michelin Le Mans Cup was with DKR Engineering at the 2017 Road To Le Mans round (above). “We are very happy to have been chosen by Feature Engineering to race our LMP3 cars in the Michelin Cup” said Stéphane Chosse, CEO of ADESS AG.
“Duarte Fidalgo and his team have an impressive track record in several motorsports categories and we have great expectations for the first tests.” he added.