The next round of the World Endurance Championship is imminent and the Signatech Alpine team of Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and Stéphane Richelmi will be eager to keep their top position after they claimed another victory in the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The win marked Lapierre’s second Le Mans victory in as many years. Now, the team have their sights set on the Nürburgring, a course which has typically seen Porsche cars’ emerge as the victors in the 1,000km races.
The Nürburgring is a 150,000 capacity racetrack that has a variety of courses including a Grand Prix track originally built in 1984 and the older and much longer North Loop which was built in the 1920s and spans 20km throughout the village and medieval castles of Nürburg.
Endurance racing itself has a deep history tied to Nürburgring, as the first 1,000km race was held here back in 1953 and this year will mark the second year that the FIA WEC has come to Germany’s Nürburgring since the championship’s creation in 2012.
Last year, the 6 Hours of Nürburgring’s LMP1 category was dominated by the Porsche team with both cars taking first and second position, proving Porsche’s domination of the track. While the LMP2 category was won by KCMG with the number 36 Signatech Alpine car finishing third overall.
If the previous races are anything to go by, there won’t be any shortage of high octane action as the drivers of the number 36 Signatech Alpine car, built by Nissan, will be looking to further their Le Mans success and secure another place on the top of the podium.
Tickets are already available for the highly anticipated race, which will see the pilots line up at the world famous Nürburgring from the 22nd to the 24th July.
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