24 Hours of Le Mans – IDEC SPORT Racing (LMP2)

24 Hours of Le Mans – IDEC SPORT Racing (LMP2)

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans sees a record number of entrants on the grid. We take a look at the 43 teams behind the 62 cars in the field. Here’s the lowdown on LMP2 team IDEC SPORT Racing.

Team: IDEC SPORT Racing

Class: LMP2

Cars and Drivers:

#48 ORECA 07-Gibson

  • Paul Lafargue (2 participations)
  • Paul-Loup Chatin (4 participations, one pole position in 2018)
  • Memo Rojas (3 participations, 2017 ELMS LMP2 Champion, GrandAm Champion in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Team Achievements:

IDEC SPORT Racing has fielded two cars in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) since 2018 (3rd and 19th in the championship) and is currently in 2nd and 14th positions after two of six races.

Two participations in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (10th in LMP2 in 2017, AB in 2018), one pole position (in LMP2 in 2018).

Team Goals for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans:

Team manager Nicolas Minassian: "You always have to approach this race with a great deal of respect. We don't tell ourselves we have to get pole position, or we have to do this or that, you have to respect your competitors. The calibre is very high. We'd like to win and we can. Patrice Lafargue has really pushed the team to improve and we've reached a level among the best in the field in our category. A lot of things have to come together in order to win. We are better prepared than we were for our first participation in 2017. We have great drivers, great mechanics, everything is truly on point, we just need to make it happen."