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Created in 1907, Praga is one of the oldest Czech automotive marques, if not the most famous (Škoda). They currently specialize in motorcycles and enduro karting, the firm seeks a breakthrough in the world of endurance racing with the R1.
Although inspired by the "Le Mans Prototype" (LM P), the closed car does not meet the regulations in force in La Sarthe. It does however have advanced characteristics: carbon shell 570 kg, 320 hp engine, all for a mere€100,000.
Although an LM P2 is not yet on the agenda, the presence of Martin Short (Rollcentre) at the head of the "R1" project reflects the ambitions of Praga. Remember that in 2007 the same team took a Pescarolo 01 to a fourth place finish at the Le Mans 24 Hours ...
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Photo : SLOVAKIA RING (SLOVAKIA), FIRST TEST OF PRAGA R1, 10th OCTOBER 2012.