DKR Engineering won its second consecutive Michelin Le Mans Cup title this season. The Luxembourg team celebrated their title in Spa and continued in Portimao by greeting visitors with celebratory carbonated drink cans bearing drivers Leonard Hoogenboom and Jens Petersen’s faces.
“It’s a little bit of fun,” said team owner Kendy Janclaes.
“We will be back next season in ACO supported series” he added. “We are working on three potential scenarios: the first one is us staying as we are today with one Norma in the ELMS and another one in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. The second scenario is with two Normas in the ELMS while the third one involves two cars in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
“We will see… I would just really like Michelin Le Mans Cup regulations to be more generous for the winners. They should ideally be given an automatic entry in the 24 Hours Of Le Mans. I am hopeful that this will change sometime soon”.
Janclaes and DKR seem ready for new adventures in 2019 and 2020:
“I would really like us to do two or three additional races in 2019. That could be in the Asian Le Mans Series and/or a couple of twelve-hour races. I can think of at least two: COTA and Abu Dhabi.”
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is also not ruled out. “Don’t forget we were supporting teams at Le Mans in the not-so-distant past” says Janclaes (pic above the team’s Lola from 2013). “We can handle it. I have not ruled out that option in LMP2 for 2019, otherwise, it will be in 2020.”