Skip advert
Advertisement

Morgan returns to Le Mans

Partnering with French racing specialist OAK Racing, Morgan makes a surprise return to endurance racing

Morgan makes a return to Le Mans

Just days after Peugeot pulls out of Le Mans, Morgan makes a return to endurance racing, entering into a partnership with French motorsport specialist OAK Racing. This will be the first time the British manufacturer has entered the endurance race since campaigning the Aero 8 in 2002 and 2004, but the real inspiration for this return is the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Morgan Supersport taking a class victory in 1962. 

Advertisement - Article continues below

The 2012 entry will be an LMP2-class car, manufactured by Onroak Automotive, OAK Racing’s constructor department, based in the heartland of endurance racing - Technoparc des 24 Heures in Le Mans, France.

Charles Morgan, Chaiman of the company, said: 'I am thrilled to be able to announce our partnership with Jacques Nicolet and OAK Racing. It is a source of great pride that we have the opportunity to work with a racing car designer and constructor who has achieved such success on the international stage.

'Whilst Morgan sports cars enjoy a great history we have also gained a reputation for pioneering new technology, and I believe LMP2 represents a superb proving ground in which to develop innovative new methods.'

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Morgan is going electric, and it's built a battery-powered Super 3 to prove it
Morgan XP-1 – front
News

Morgan is going electric, and it's built a battery-powered Super 3 to prove it

As Morgan gears up for an electric future, the firm has built a Super 3-based EV prototype to explore what's possible
6 Dec 2023
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

BMW i4 eDrive35 review: does less equal more?
BMW i4 eDrive35 – front
Reviews

BMW i4 eDrive35 review: does less equal more?

BMW’s cheapest i4 gets a smaller battery, less power and a £50,755 price tag – is it a worthy alternative to a Polestar 2?
12 Apr 2024
Italy bans Alfa Romeo Milano name, so now it’s Alfa Romeo Junior
Alfa Romeo Junior/Milano
News

Italy bans Alfa Romeo Milano name, so now it’s Alfa Romeo Junior

Just a few days after the Milano's reveal, Alfa Romeo has been forced to change the car’s name entirely
15 Apr 2024
BMW M5 (F90) Fast Fleet test – 9 months with the 592bhp four-door
evo Fast Fleet BMW M5 F90
Long term tests

BMW M5 (F90) Fast Fleet test – 9 months with the 592bhp four-door

It may have been faster, more powerful and more complex that any M5 before, but the 592bhp F90 also managed to channel the spirit of some of its more …
12 Apr 2024