Newly named IDEC Sport Team Principal Nicolas Minassian has revealed the details of an expanded two car LMP2 effort from the French team for the 2021 European Le Mans Series.
The team’s 2019 Championship-winning #28 Oreca returns for the full-season with 2020 pairing Paul Lafargue and Paul-Loup Chatin returning, but with the full-season addition of long-time Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet who made his LMP2 debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours as a late replacement for Dwight Merriman, injured in a practice accident in the team’s sister car.
After a successful run with IDEC Sport support at Le Mans last year, the Era Motorsport pairing of Dwight Merriman and Kyle Tilley return to the fold for a full ELMS season in the #27 Oreca alongside their commitments to both the Asian Le Mans Series and to the LMP2 class of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship.
They will be supported by IMSA team-mate and 2012 FIA WEC LMP2 class Champion Ryan Dalziel.
Both cars will be entered for the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours with the #27 and #28 set to sport updated versions of the Blue and red colour schemes seen on the cars at Le Mans last year.
In addition to the two-car LMP2 campaign, IDEC will also field a Ligier JS P320 in the LMP3 class of the ELMS-supporting Michelin Le Mans Cup.