Signatech Alpine Matmut is set to return to the FIA WEC for another LMP2 campaign in the 2019/20 season, which starts later in the year after next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
The French team, which has an FIA WEC class title and two Le Mans LMP2 wins to its name, will again race with a single ORECA 07-based A470 as part of its 2019 and 2020 racing activities.
Its driver line-up for the campaign is set to be announced soon after the Le Mans 24 Hours. DSC understands that it will not include team regular Nicolas Lapierre, who is set to move over to Cool Racing’s expected debut WEC effort in LMP2. The Frenchman currently competes in the European Le Mans Series with the Swiss-flagged team.
“We are very pleased to expand Alpine’s racing programme. Our involvement in LMP2 gives us an international showcase where the results have met expectations since 2013,” said Régis Fricotté, Alpine Director of sales and competition.
“Our community understands our approach and you only have to go to Le Mans to see what Alpine means to Endurance.
“Like all fans, we cannot wait to see the Alpine name shine on the special stages again!”
DSC believes the FIA WEC’s LMP2 class will grow in 2019/20, with multiple new teams set to join the championship. You can read DSC’s projection of next year’s LMP2 grid HERE.