The tests for the Le Mans Series have just taken place on 11 and 12 March on the famous Le Castellet circuit in southern France.
Apart from getting ready for the 2011 championship which will begin on that circuit on 1, 2 and 3 April forthcoming, three teams also took on responsibility for representing Motul in their respective classes.
For instance, in LMGT Endurance, Motul could count on Team Aston Martin Jota Sport (Vantage No. 79) with which a technical partnership was started during the mid-winter break. The same applied with the TDS Racing team that entered in LMP2 and drove its first laps in endurance. For the occasion, the French team took the decision to trust the all-new Oreca 03 and the V8 Nismo tested in Super GT for which Motul has developed an experimental oil.
Last, this tests session was also marked by the great return of the Pescarolo Team, aka the 'greens'. Deprived of racing in 2011, the team of the quadruple winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is indeed making a comeback to the forefront thanks to support from new and also faithful partners such as Motul. Despite a year's absence and difficult weather conditions, the Pescaralo Team proved it had to be reckoned with in 2011. Indeed the four LMP1s present, including the Pescarolo No. 17, arrived successively in 5/10ths of a second on the eve of the first tests!
Take a peak at a photo album of the tests on www.facebook.com/motul
Team Jota Sport - Aston Martin Vantage © Julien Philippy
Pescarolo Team - Pescarolo Judd © Julien Philippy