The Belgian WRT band is aiming to aggrandize into LMP2 abutting division in alertness for a accessible LMDh attack in the World Ability Championship in the future.
The champ of both the Spa and Nurburbring 24-hour enduros with Audi GT3 accouterment is alive on a full-time graduation to LMP2 with at atomic one ORECA-Gibson 07, best acceptable in the WEC.
Team bang-up Vincent Vosse told Autosport that his bid to move into the chic is allotment of his appetite to claiming for absolute honours at the French ability archetypal in the LMDh category.
He explained that it would be a accustomed move for WRT to abide its accord with Audi, which appear on Monday that it is actively advancing for an LMDh entry, should WRT move into the top flight of sportscar racing, but he didn’t aphorism out alive with addition manufacturer.
“When I started the aggregation for 2010 I acclimated to go to beddy-bye absent of actuality at the Le Mans 24 Hours with Audi,” said Vosse, whose band has run the German manufacturer’s R8 LMS cars with branch abetment in the above GT3 enduros.
“I’ve been alive appear it for 10 years, and if we are activity to do LMP2 abutting year, it is because we appetite to adapt for LMDh.
“LMDh acutely has a big approaching and I appetite to be allotment of it.”
Vosse fatigued that he has yet to put his LMP2 programme calm for 2021.
“Nothing is done yet, but Monday’s advertisement by Audi makes me anticipate I charge to assignment alike harder to get it done,” he said.
He appear that his focus is on the WEC for abutting year rather than the European Le Mans Series, in which WRT fabricated a one-off actualization in 2016.
“The capital affair is that we accept to do Le Mans, because it is so commercially important, and our alone way to agreement that is to chase in the WEC,” explained Vosse.
WRT ran a Ligier-Judd/BMW JSP2 back it accomplished additional on its abandoned ELMS actualization in September 2016, but Vosse declared the ascendant ORECA architecture as the “obvious choice” of chassis.
“Clearly if you appetite to be competitive, abnormally if you are aloof entering, you accept to run an ORECA,” he said.
WRT’s DTM team, which ran privateer Audis in the tin-top alternation in 2019-20, would about-face to the LMP2 programme should it go ahead.
Vosse added that his hopes of actual in the DTM back it moves from Chic 1 touring car to GT3 rules for abutting division are fading.
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