30 sales up for Norma M30
Mat Fernandez spotted an interesting article in French finance/ business magazine ‘Challenges’ who interviewed Thibaut Mourges from Norma recently.
Mourges outlined the explosion of interest in Norma’s product since introducing the M30 LMP3:
“The rise of LMP3 has allowed us to increase our sales”, he said. “Before we started producing the M30, we were building something like 10 chassis a year. Since January, we have reached 30 and the year is not over.
“LMP3 is a growing market. Today, one hundred and fifty cars have been sold in the world (including 32 Normas). It is not about to stop. Take the USA for example: at the beginning of the year, we only had one car there. Now, we have seven.”
The article also mentions that Norma are recruiting more people to cater for the demand.
Deal close for Asian Le Mans Series entry
Norma have been pursuing a potential Asian Le Mans Series entry for the coming season and the signs are that a deal may be close with an experienced team with podium success already in the Series. With entries still to be confirmed elsewhere the LMP3 entry looks set to be at least double last season’s five full-season cars with a potential entry somewhat in excess of ten!
Graff confirm Norma entries for Gulf 12 Hours
Pascal Rauturier, Team Manager of Graff has confirmed that the French team is set for a multi-car Norma LMP3 entry for the 2018 edition of the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit on 15 December.
Graff took the LMP3 win in 2016 and this year is targeting a win in the gentlemen LMP3 category with seven drivers already signed for the race, an all-Bronze-rated contingent: Esteban Garcia, Luis San Juan, Sébastien Page, Eric Trouillet, Adrien Trouillet, Franck Gauvin and Sergio Pasian with the final crews set to be completed by Bronze and Silver pilots.