Caterham hot for Le Mans debut

2013-06-04 08:20

LONDON, England – British sports-car maker Caterham will make its debut at the Le Mans 24 Hour over June 23/23, 2013. We hope the company will have more luck in the field than it's had so far in the 2013 F1 season.

Caterham, powered by Renault engines in F1, has yet to score points in the 2013 season with drivers Charl Pic and Giedo van der Garde. In November 2012, Caterham Cars announced a 50:50 partnership with Renault to develop and build its first new road model in 20 years.


Caterham aims to uplift its position in sports-car development ahead of its new model which will be launched in 2016.

The upcoming Le Mans 24 Hour race will be the 90th and the event will give the Caterham Group a chance to find ways to produce a Sports Prorotype package for future customers.

The motorsport company will use the #41 Zytek Z11SN-Nissan in the LMP2 category with Caterham F1 team reserve driver Alexander Rossi joining double LMP2 class-winner Tom Kimber-Smith and driver Eric Lux in the driving seat.

The entry to Le Mans will also build on the 2010 launch of the Caterham SP/300.R - a supercharged, mini-Le Mans sports prototype - which has received strong demand as an advanced track-day and race-school car.

As with any race entry, Caterham will have a crew of engineers, technicians and data analysts on hand at Le Mans to ensure the team has the best handling characteristics from the correct set-up of the #41 car.