The #23 Stevens/Canal/Binder car will now run an ORECA 07 chassis

The #23 Stevens/Canal/Binder car will now run an ORECA 07 chassis

22.08.2019: The big news before the European Le Mans Series Silverstone round is one of the Panis-Barthez Competition car switching from Ligier JS P217 to the ORECA 07 chassis. It only concerns the #23 driven by René Binder, Julien Canal and Will Stevens. Timothé Bu


The big news before the European Le Mans Series Silverstone round is one of the Panis-Barthez Competition car switching from Ligier JS P217 to the ORECA 07 chassis. It only concerns the #23 driven by René Binder, Julien Canal and Will Stevens.



Timothé Buret, Leonard Hoogenboom and Konstantin Tereschenko will carry on aboard the Ligier JS P217 #24.




During his visit at ORECA, Panis-Barthez Competition Team Principal Olivier Panis said :


 


"At one point, it was clear the ORECA 07 stands out," said OIivier Panis. "I have nothing against Ligier but regarding our partners and drivers, we should go for it. I called Pierre Nicolet, who is someone intelligent and understood the situation. When something can jeopardise the operation and development of a team, decisions must be taken. Today it’s was impossible to beat the ORECA 07 on the track. "



Following this change and the one of United Autosports, there are only four Ligier JS P217 remaining on the European scene. "We can only regret that the LMP2 category becomes monotypic, but ORECA has nothing to do with it," added Olivier Panis.



At Silverstone, Panis-Barthez Competition will therefore align an ORECA 07 and a Ligier JS P217. Olivier Panis does not put an end to his collaboration with Ligier Automotive: "We have three Ligiers, which is significant in terms of financial investment. I'm not saying that the relationship with Ligier will stop. If Panis-Barthez Competition can do something with them, we will do it. ORECA has a long experience, Ligier Automotive does not yet have. This experience doesn’t come overnight. "



Of course the legislator could always issue a BOP and regulate performances of the different chassis. Something Olivier Panis does not wish: "I don’t know who could be supportive of a BOP. Is the future to keep the current chassis with just a new aero kit? It would be ideal for the teams to keep the chassis we have with a change in terms of the aero. Would Ligier agree with that? All teams made substantial investments. Gérard Neveu, Pierre Fillon and the ACO are aware of this, and I hope that everything will be taken into account. "



The French team plans to run the Ligier chassis in Asia: "The whole team loved the Asian Le Mans Series experience with the Lahaye brothers and François Heriau. Everyone in the championship runs Michelin tyres and I think the Ligier could play his cards well. The plan is to enter a JS P2 in Am and a JS P217. We will see according to the proposals we receive. We had a fantastic experience last season.” The French team also keeps in mind a participation in the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring in 2020.



In the future, Panis-Barthez Competition hopes to keep its structure around Will Stevens and Timothé Buret: "I have a lot of respect for Will and Tim who are the pillars of the team. In my opinion, Will is underestimated. If I were a manufacturer, I would sign him straight away both for its performance and human side. He astonishes me over the time he spends with his teammates. It is clear that our main goal is to keep both of them next season. "



After racing Michelin tires, the LMP2 team of Olivier Panis, Sarah and Simon Abadie is now equipped with Dunlop/Goodyear compounds: "Our relationship with Michelin was fantastic because we managed to meet the level of Dunlop. Our development contract with Dunlop/Goodyear is good and I think we made the right choice, with a real technical complicity. A competition between tyre manufacturers is very positive for the sport. "



Once the assembly of the ORECA 07 over, a shakedown should be done at the Paul Ricard before sending the car to Silverstone.








Next race : 4 Hours of Silverstone  - 30 & 31 august 2019






(Interview conducted by Laurent Mercier for Endurance Info  (Photo (c) MPS Agency)



 

 Muriel Belgy

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/steven-canal-binder-oreca-07-chassis-panis-barthez---196002.html

22.08.2019 / MaP

More News

Thirty-Nine Entries for the ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone
20.08.2019
With three races complete the second half of the 2019 European Le Mans Series will get underway with the 4 Hours of Silverstone on Saturday 31 August. The British round of the championship will feature 39 cars and 108 drivers representing 24 different nations from all corners of the world. more >>
Lukas Dunner to join Inter Europol Team's #34 LMP2 at Silverstone
20.08.2019
Championship:     European Le Mans SeriesCars and drivers: #13 LMP3 – Martin Hippe – Nigel Moore        #14 LMP3 – Paul Scheuschner – Sam Dejonghe        #34 LMP2 – Kuba Smiechowski – Adrien Tambay – Lukas Dunner more >>
Productive return to action for the Signatech Alpine Elf team
26.07.2019
•    Five weeks after clinching the world title by winning the 24 hours of Le Mans, the Signatech Alpine Elf team took part in the FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue.•    At Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, André Negrão was joined by new team mates Thomas Laurent and Pierre Ragues in the n°36 Alpine A470. more >>
Will Owen Finishes 8th in Barcelona Night Race
24.07.2019
Will Owen finished 8th at the 4 Hours of Barcelona, the first night race of the Europeans Le Mans Series with United Autosports in the LMP2 category.   Teammate, Alex Brundle took on qualifying and placed the No. 32 United Autosports Ligie more >>
A huge step forward for AT Racing at Round 4 Barcelona
23.07.2019
AT Racing duo Alexander Talkanitsa Father and Son can be very happy and proud after Round 4 of the Michelin Le Mans Cup in Barcelona. In fact from one session to the other, they managed to find the right balance of the car, to complete a beautiful quali more >>
ACE1 Villorba Corse shines at ELMS debut in Barcelona
22.07.2019
In the 4 Hours of Barcelona consistency, team spirit and zero errors have allowed the Italian team to score a point finish after their first European Le Mans Series appearance with Harata, Bressan and Lancieri behind the wheel of the LMP3 Ligier-Nissan: "Mission accomplished thanks to a perfect job on all fronts" more >>
Promising pace for Thunderhead Carlin Racing in Barcelona
22.07.2019
It was a weekend full of potential for the Thunderhead Carlin Racing team in the third round of the European Le Mans Series in Barcelona this weekend.  The Team’s trio of drivers, Jack Manchester, Harry Tincknell and Ben B more >>
Pole position, fastest lap in the race and victory for the Ligier JS P3 in the 4 Hours of Barcelona
22.07.2019
19-20 July 2019, third round of the European Le Mans Series in Barcelona. The return of the series to Catalonia was marked by an action-packed race run in both daylight and night-time conditions from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. The championship leader #11 Eurointernational Ligier JS P3 clinched pole position and set fastest lap in the race, but was forced to retire due to an incident after 1h 30m. more >>
Jonathan Hirschi et GRAFF deuxième aux 4 Heures de Barcelone
22.07.2019
Le Team GRAFF réalise son premier podium de la saison 2019 en European Le Mans Series. Trois autos GRAFF étaient engagées ce week-end au circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. En ELMS, l’équipage de l&rsqu more >>
Oregon Team faces unexpected circumstances in 4 Hours of Barcelona
21.07.2019
Oregon Team faced another tough weekend, despite an evident potential and a team/drivers/car package which - on paper - is a winning one. The 4 Hours of Barcelona, the third out of six rounds for the 2019 European Le Mans Series, gave little satisfaction to the Italian squad which placed its Norma M30 racecar 10th in the LMP3 class. more >>
ELMS LMP3 team and driver standings after Barcelona
21.07.2019
2019 - EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES TROPHY - LMP3 TEAMS1 13 Inter Europol Competition POL 58 15 18 252 11 Eurointernational USA 44 18 25 1 *3 17 Ultimate FRA 43 25 * 184 2 United Autosports GBR 38 8 15 155 7 Nielsen Rac more >>
Inter Europol Competition reach target with #13 LMP3 race win
21.07.2019
Target reached! The #13 wins the LMP3 raceChampionship:         European Le Mans SeriesCars and drivers:     #13 LMP3 – Martin Hippe - Nigel Moore            #14 LMP3 – Sam Dejonghe - Paul Scheuschner         & more >>
United Autosports celebrates 300th race with amazing 154th podium finish
21.07.2019
•    Grist/Erdos/Boyd score excellent third place in LMP3•    Guasch/England finish P5 having led LMP3 with 20 minutes remaining•    Solid drives from both LMP2 crews result in two top-eight placings  more >>
United Autosports scores stunning MLMC podium in searing Barcelona heat
21.07.2019
•    Brilliant drives from Guasch/Boyd earn Anglo-American team its 153rd podium •    McGuire stars but puncture & gearbox gremlin robs #22 of likely top-five placing •    Strong Hodes top-10 showing halted approaching mid-distance   more >>
G-Drive Racing win 4 Hours of Barcelona
21.07.2019
The no 26 G-Drive Racing Aurus 01-Gibson took a dominant win in the 4 Hours of Barcelona, with Jean-Eric Vergne taking the chequered flag one lap ahead of the rest of the ELMS field. The no39 Graff Oreca took second place, with Tristan Gommendy passing the no30 Duqueine Engineering Oreca of Richard Bradley with less than seven minutes of the race remaining. The no37 Cool Racing Oreca took the f more >>
4 hours of Barcelona standings by class
20.07.2019
EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES 4 Hours of BarcelonaSaturday, July 20th  2019LMP21    26    Run    LMP2 more >>
4 hours of Barcelona race overall standings
20.07.2019
EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES4 Hours of BarcelonaSaturday, May 20th   20191    26    Run    LMP2    G-DRIVE RACING    VERGNE Jean-E more >>
4 hours of Barcelona standings after 1 hour race
20.07.2019
EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES 4 Hours of BarcelonaSaturday, July 20th  2019 19h34:371    26    Run    LMP2    G-DRIVE RACING    RUSINOV Roman  &n more >>
IDEC Sport takes pole position for 4 Hours of Barcelona
20.07.2019
The no28 IDEC Sport Oreca-Gibson will start this evening’s 4 Hours of Barcelona from pole position after Paul Loup Chatin went quickest in the ELMS qualifying. The former ELMS Champion set a 1m32.765 lap, over half a second ahead of the no37 Cool Racing Oreca of Nico Lapierre. more >>
4 Hours of Barcelona Qualifying classification
20.07.2019
EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES4 Hours of BarcelonaSaturday, July 20th 20191 28 P. LAFARGUE / P. CHATIN / M. ROJAS Idec Sport LMP2 1:32.765 1:32.7652 37 N. LAPIERRE / A. BORGA / A. COIGNY Cool Racing LMP2 1:33.35 more >>
4 Hours Barcelona Qualifying livestream - LMP3, LMP2 result
20.07.2019
EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES4 Hours of BarcelonaSaturday, July 20th 2019QUALIFYING LIVE from Barcelona more >>
4 Hours Barcelona Free Practice 2 (night) result by class
19.07.2019
ELMS Collective Test Day4 Hours of BarcelonaFriday, July 19th  2019, night sessionLMP21 28 Idec Sport P. LAFARGUE / P. CHATIN / M. ROJAS Oreca 07 - Gibson M 1:34.359 2 44 177.62 21 DragonSp more >>
Launch of the Ligier European Series
19.07.2019
The Ligier European Series, a 100% Ligier JS P4 and Ligier JS2 R series, is to start in the Endurance world at the heart of the European Le Mans Series events in 2020 Ligier Automotive has launched the Ligier European Series in collaboration with more >>
4h Barcelona ELMS Practice 1 result by class
19.07.2019
Free Practice 14 Hours of BarcelonaEUROPEAN LE MANS SERIESFriday, July 19th  2019LMP2 more >>
4 Hours of Barcelona ELMS Free Practice 1 overall classification
19.07.2019
      EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES4 Hours of BarcelonaFriday, July 19th  20191 26 G-Drive Racing R. RUSINOV / J. VERGNE / J. VAN UITERT Aurus 01 - Gibson LMP2 D 1:34.242 3 47 - - 177.82 37 Coo more >>
Inter Europol Competition - Clear target for the #13 LMP3 at Barcelona
18.07.2019
Championship:     European Le Mans Series, round 3Circuit:        Barcelona, SpainCars and drivers:     #13 LMP3 – Martin Hippe – Nigel Moore        #14 LMP3 – Paul Scheuschner – Sam Dejonghe        #34 LMP2 – more >>
Villorba Corse back in action at Barcelona in ELMS and LMC
18.07.2019
Italian team ready for the fourth 2019 Le Mans Cup round with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Calamia-Pampanini and for the ACE1 racing program debut in LMP3 with Harata-Bressan-Lancieri  On July 19-20 Scuderia Villorba more >>
Thunderhead Carlin Racing roars back to Barcelona this weekend
18.07.2019
After a long break in the 2019 European Le Mans Series, Thunderhead Carlin Racing will be back in action this weekend for the third round of the championship at the Circuit de Catalunya. The long ten-week gap since Monza has left the team itching for a return to racing in Barcelona for what will be the first evening race for the team in their debut season with the race wrapping up at 22:30 loca more >>
OREGON Team - Second part of 2019 ELMS season starts this weekend from Barcelona
18.07.2019
 “The championship starts now. After two positive races and a long break, we are set to be back on-track to confirm the good showings of the first part of the season.” For Jerry Canevisio, the leader of Oregon Team alongside Giorgio Testa, the 4 Hours of Barcelona race marks a turning point. more >>
Will Owen Racing Into the Night in Barcelona
18.07.2019
Will Owen returns to the Europeans Le Mans Series with United Autosports in the LMP2 class for the 4 Hours of Barcelona.   Owen will join teammates Ryan Cullen, and Alex Brundle as the ELMS returns to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalun more >>
4 Hours Barcelona - How to follow, TV, livestream
18.07.2019
The third round of the 2019 European Le Mans Series will take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Saturday 20 July. The ELMS returns to Spain’s premier race track after an absence of ten years and will celebrate with a four hour race on Saturday evening with the chequered flag being waved after sunset. more >>
Dani Clos preview on the 4 Hours of Barcelona
15.07.2019
Spanish driver Dani Clos is looking forward to his home event, the 4 Hours of Barcelona on Saturday 20 July, his third race in the European Le Mans Series with Polish team Inter Europol Competition in their debut LMP2 season.After a difficult start to th more >>
ELMS - 4 Hours of Barcelona 2019 timetable
15.07.2019
Located in Montmeló, 32 km north of the city of Barcelona, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was opened on 10 September 1991. It was a project driven by the Catalan Government, the Royal Automobile Club o more >>
United Autosports to celebrate 300th race at Barcelona
15.07.2019
•    United Autosports to race at Barcelona for the first time •    Barcelona marks 300 races, with 152 podiums and 51 wins so far•    ELMS team preparing to race into the night•    Michelin Le Mans Cup team hoping to continue current good form&n more >>
ACE1 Villorba Corse to make ELMS debut with Harata/ Bressan/ Lancieri
12.07.2019
At Montmelò the Italian team gets back on track for the first step of their new endurance project involving the Japanese and the two Italian drivers on a LMP3 Ligier JS P3 NissanThe new endurance project of ACE1 Villorba Corse takes sha more >>
4 Hours of Barcelona Entry List
11.07.2019
2019 EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES 4 HOURS OF BARCELONA LMP2  1820 HIGH CLASS RACING DNK DOreca 07 - GibsonAn more >>
4 Hours of Barcelona - Racing Into the Spanish Night
11.07.2019
On Saturday 20 July the ELMS will return to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the first time in ten years for a 4-hour race that will be run after sunset, another first for the series.Forty-one cars across three classes will provide a weekend of act more >>
AT Racing - Michelin Le Mans Cup races review
04.07.2019
AT Racing at Road To Le Mans : A great deal of achievements and experienceEntered in the 2019 Michelin Le Mans Cup, the AT Racing team is running the #90 Ligier JSP3 over the full season. After two races in Le Castellet in April more >>
Inter Europol Competition -The race after Le Mans
27.06.2019
Circuit:     Mugello, ItalyChampionship:     Ultimate Cup SeriesCar:        LMP3 #14Driving order:    Paul Scheuschner / Edward Jonasson / Moritz Müller-Crépon more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright