We knew the U.S. team ambitious, we could not
imagine how much. After investing in a Lola coupé and a spyder, Level 5
Motorsport will come to Silverstone with a Honda.
Victorious in its class (LM P2) at the 12 Hours
of Sebring and the third of Le Mans 24 Hours and 6 Hours of Imola, the team will
change the Level 5 Motorsports car for the end of the season. Two Honda ARX-01g
chassis meeting the cost capped criteria of the regulations are already ordered
and one will be run over the last three rounds of the ILMC.
The Americans will take possession of the first
chassis – built by Wirth Research in England – just before the fifth round of
the ILMC on the 11th Sept at Silverstone. After the ILMC rounds in October at
Road Atlanta (Petit Le Mans) and Zhuhai on 13th November, Level 5 Motorsports
has a strong development programme for the 2012 season.
Scott Tucker, driver and owner of Level 5
Motorsports: “We looked through all of the numbers, inside and out, and
from our perspective, there’s no doubt the Honda package in the new cost-capped
configuration will be a front runner in LMP2. We’ve seen gains with the engine
all year and the good thing is that there’s still room for development. The HPD
engine and chassis combination has proven to be the best over the years. We feel
very comfortable and confident in making this unprecedented and decisive move in
the middle of the season… We feel that our best opportunity to be prepared for
the remaining ILMC races this year, and looking beyond into 2012″