24h Le Mans
The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans for IDEC Sport (LMP2)
43 teams (fielding 61 cars) competed in the 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Super Finale of the FIA WEC 2018-19 World Endurance Championship. There were winners, of course, but also mechanical glitches, track incidents and early retirements. Joy for some, disappointment for others... Here’s a summary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the IDEC Sport team, which ran in the LMP2 class.
TEAM: IDEC SPORT
Car: Oreca 07-Gibson
Paul Lafarge (third participation)
Paul-Loup Chatin (fifth participation)
Memo Rojas (fourth participation)
IDEC Sport was competing in its third 24 Hours of Le Mans. The French team started from 12th on the grid, after Paul-Loup Chatin clocked a time of 3:26.011 in qualifying. During the race, IDEC Sport faced issues with its refuelling rig, which cost the team precious seconds on each refuelling stop. Forced to make do with the set-up, the team did all it could to avoid the tank running dry on track. To offset these issues, the drivers were forced to race at qualifying pace! Ultimately, the #48 Oreca 07-Gibson finished the race 19th overall and fifth in the LMP2 class. This was IDEC Sport’s best result so far at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
2019 24 Hours of Le Mans: IDEC SPORT finishes fifth!
After 24 hours of intense effort, IDEC Sport was fifth past the chequered flag in the LMP2 class, and tenth overall.
— IDEC SPORT Racing (@IDECSportRacing) June 16, 2019
PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES, 24 HOURS OF LE MANS, WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2019, QUALIFYING. The IDEC Sport #48 Oreca 07-Gibson driven by Paul Lafargue, Paul-Loup Chatin and Memo Rojas.