mercredi 25 novembre 2015

Larbre Competition targets a two-car effort in 2016


Larbre Competition took part in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship with a privateer Corvette C7.R in the GTE-Am. The French team had a season of ups and downs, showing strong performances but also facing a lot of bad luck.

In Bahrain's season finale the Larbre Competition team performed very well. The Corvette was leading the GTE-Am class n the opening stages of the race but was penalized later by a Full Course Yellow.

Team owner Jack Leconte had a chat with Endurance-Info's Laurent Mercier about Larbre Competition's 2015 performances and the plans for 2016.

Overall it was a difficult season for us. We were able to test the Corvette in America before the start of the season which helped us. That said, it was obvious our effort started a little bit late. The crashes at Spa-Francorchamps when we were leading and later in the Le Mans 24 Hours warm-up did hurt us a lot. 

We liked the work with Corvette Racing, our C7.R was in America after Le Mans (The factory team used Larbre Competition car in some IMSA events). But then we resumed our FIA WEC season without being able to test it. Since the Fuji race we were strong and very competitive. In Bahrain we did very well but a Full Course Yellow ruined our race and chances.

For next year's competition we want to continue in the FIA WEC with two cars. But right now nothing is confirmed, maybe we will have a car in GTE-Pro and the other in GTE-Am or maybe the two cars will compete in GTE-Am. Having a two-car effort is much easier for many different reasons.