TEAMS SIGN UP FOR NEW LMP3 CUP
Speedworks and ex-british GT crews ABG and Horsepower get Ligiers
The new LMP3 Cup Championship gained further momentum last week with three new teams signing up, including British Touring Car squad Speedworks Motorsport.
Speedworks has taken delivery of its first Ligier JS P3 racer and pulled the covers off the new machine at the Autosport International Show.
The team plans to field the car in both the Uk-based LMP3 Cup class and European classes, such as the new Creventic-run Proto Cup and Vdev. The team is looking for drivers.
Speedworks boss Christian Dick said: “This is an exciting new adventure with the LMP3 Cup’s launch and all of the possibilities having an LMP3 car brings.
“With LMP3 homologation frozen for three years it guarantees a level playing field.”
ABG Motorsport will also join the LMP3 Cup, running former British GT champions Glynn and Jim Geddie in a Ligier.
Glynn Geddie, who won the 2011 British title in a CRS Ferrari alongside father Jim, said: “We tested the car at Snetterton and loved it. The British LMP3 series will be a great first step on the journey to the European Le Mans Series and hopefully the Le Mans 24 Hours one day.”
Horsepower Racing, another ex-british GT team, will also compete in the UK class, fielding Paul Bailey and Andy Schulz in a JS P3. Bailey and Schulz have raced together in BGT, but also took a class championship title in the GT Cup last year in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3. ● BRDC British Formula 3 race winner Thomas Randle will compete in this year’s LMP3 Cup for the Douglas Motorsport team. Randle took part in last year’s preview race at Snetterton and will now share a Ligier JS P3 with Mike Newbould in the full British championship.
Speedworks will run new JS P3 machine ABG Ligier will be handled by GT champions the Geddies