2015 SEASON

For 2015, Alex returns to race in the European Le Mans Series for Lanan Racing, in a Ginetta-Juno LMP3 powered by a Nissan V8. 

Le Mans Prototypes 3

In order to strengthen the pyramid of endurance racing which was introduced in 1999 by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the ACO has for 2015 launched a new category of junior sports-prototype for endurance racing, LMP3.

In the pyramid of "Le Mans Prototypes," LMP3 becomes the first step on the ladder before moving up to the LMP2 and LMP1 classes (the latter in the FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans).

The thinking behind this car is that there should be fewest number of constraints possible, whether those are budgetary, technical, driving or operation. The sale price of the new car, complete, must not exceed €195,000.

The LMP3 is a closed cockpit car. The chassis and body of LMP3 can be built by any manufacturer and they are very close to those of the current LMP2 (closed cockpit, carbon chassis). Powered by a normally aspirated 420 bhp Nissan powerplant, unique to and identical for all chassis, the engines are marketed by the ORECA company which also provides specific assistance to teams.

Technical Specifications

Chassis:
Ginetta-Juno LMP3

Minimum weight:
900 kg

Fuel tank capacity:
80l

Engine:
NISSAN V8

Gearbox:
Max 6 gears + reverse

Brakes:
Steel discs max diameter; 
14" (355.6 mm)

Overall length: 
4650 mm (including rear wing)

Overall width: 
1900 mm

Wheels and tyres: 
Max width: 13", Max diameter: 28"

Circuits

 

23-24 March
Paul Ricard – Essais officiels

10-11 April
Les 4 Heures de Silverstone

16-17 May
Les 4 Heures d'Imola

11-12 July
Les 4 Heures du Red Bull Ring

5-6 September
Les 4 Heures du Paul Ricard

17-18 October
Les 4 Heures d'Estoril

Points

 

1st: 25 points

2nd: 18 points

3rd: 15 points

4th: 12 points

5th: 10 points

6th: 8 points

7th: 6 points

8th: 4 points

9th: 2 points

10th: 1 point

Beyond: 0.5 point - any car placed beyond 10th.

1 additional point for pole position in each category.