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Oreca 07
Oreca 07
TDS Racing Oreca 07 Perrodo Silverstone 2018.jpg
CategoryLe Mans Prototype 2
ConstructorOreca
Designer(s)David Floury
PredecessorOreca 05
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisCarbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbone, push rod operated over damper
Suspension (rear)Double wishbone, push rod operated over damper
Length4,745 mm (186.8 in)
Width1,895 mm (74.6 in)
Height1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Axle trackfront 1,570 mm (61.8 in)
rear 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Wheelbase3,005 mm (118.3 in)
EngineOreca 07 / Alpine A470 / Aurus 01
Gibson GK-428 4.2 litre V8 naturally aspirated

Acura ARX-05
Acura HR35TT 3.5 litre V6 twin-turbo mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionX-Trac 6-speed sequential manual
Power603 HP
Weight930 kg (2,050 lb)
FuelMotul
Total
VP Racing Fuels
LubricantsPennzoil
TyresMichelin
Dunlop
Continental
Competition history
Notable entrantsOreca 07:
Current:
Future:

Alpine A470:
Current:
  • France Richard Mille Racing Team

Aurus 01:
Current:
  • Russia G-Drive Racing with Algarve

Acura ARX-05:

Debut2017 24 Hours of Daytona
RacesWins
48+27+
Teams' Championships17 (2017 ELMS, 2017 FIA WEC, 2018 ELMS, 2018-19 FIA WEC, 2019 ELMS, 2019 IMSA SCC, 2019-20 Asian LMS, 2019-20 FIA WEC, 2020 ELMS, 2020 IMSA SCC, 2021 Asian LMS, 2021 Asian LMS (P2 Am), 2021 ELMS, 2021 ELMS (LMP2 Pro-Am), 2021 FIA WEC, 2021 FIA WEC (LMP2 Pro-Am), 2021 IMSA SCC
Drivers' Championships17 (2017 ELMS, 2017 FIA WEC, 2018 ELMS, 2018-19 FIA WEC, 2019 ELMS, 2019 IMSA SCC, 2019-20 Asian LMS, 2019-20 FIA WEC, 2020 ELMS, 2020 IMSA SCC, 2021 Asian LMS, 2021 Asian LMS (P2 Am), 2021 ELMS, 2021 ELMS (LMP2 Pro-Am), 2021 FIA WEC, 2021 FIA WEC (LMP2 Pro-Am), 2021 IMSA SCC

The Oreca 07 is a Le Mans Prototype built by French manufacturer Oreca to meet the 2017 FIA and ACO LMP2 regulations.[1] It made its official race debut in the opening round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the 24 Hours of Daytona,[2] and its FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the 2017 6 Hours of Silverstone. The car is the successor to the Oreca 05.

Oreca 07 turned out to be the car of choice for LMP2 teams, finding more buyers every year, who switched to the chassis from the previously purchased ones of other brands.[3][4][5] In 2021 season 4 out of 4 full season IMSA SportsCar Championship entries, 5 out of 5 full season Asian Le Mans Series entries, 16 out of 16 full season European Le Mans Series entries, 11 out of 11 full season FIA World Endurance Championship entries, as well as 24 out of 25 cars on the grid of the 24 Hours of Le Mans represented the Oreca brand (including Aurus 01, being a rebranded Oreca chassis).

Development

Oreca 07 with LMP2 Endurance Trophy

The preparation of the prototype trace back to the development of the Oreca 05. The Oreca 05 was developed with the consideration of what the factory knew about the new technical rules for the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2017. Taking knowledge from the Oreca 05's performance, the French team decided to develop a new car, and based it around the predecessor. Oreca's goal was to maximize the performance by focusing on the energy and resource usage. The team opted to use this strategy not only to build a car based on a proven predecessor, but also to allow teams update their Oreca 05's within reason to costs. The chassis of the Oreca 07 is mainly based on the 05, with the monocoque being not focused on much with the car. The Oreca 07 internals come equipped with a Gibson GK-428 V8 engine.[1][6]

The car performed its first factory shakedown test in late October 2016 at Circuit Paul Ricard.[6]

Current orders see confirmed production until the end of April 2022, at which point well over 90 chassis will have been produced, including 8 chassis for the Acura ARX-05 DPI programme and 9 updates for the Oreca 05, but not including the Rebellion R-One (based on the 05) or Rebellion R13 (based on the 07) - (or indeed the grandfathered Alpine A480). The total does include the re-named but identical Alpine LMP2s and Aurus 01s.[7]

Alpine A470

Alpine A470 of Signatech Alpine Matmut

French car manufacturer Alpine raced the Alpine A470 in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Team Signatech Alpine Matmut. This car is technically identical to the Oreca 07, using the same chassis and internals, with Alpine branding. This is the successor to the Alpine A460, which Alpine raced and won the LMP2 category for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season.[8]

Acura ARX-05

Acura ARX-05

A variation of the prototype, the Acura ARX-05, was created for IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class under the DPi regulations. The car was developed in partnership with Honda Performance Development and Oreca.[9] The powerplant of the vehicle is a production-based 3.5 litre V6 twin-turbo Acura AR35TT. Other alterations from the 07 include Acura-specific bodywork.

From 2018 to 2020, Team Penske entered a pair of ARX-05s, winning the title in the latter two seasons. For 2021 and 2022, Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing campaigned one of the ARX-05s previously run by Penske.

Aurus 01

G-Drive Racing competed with Oreca 07, and in 2019 rebranded it as Aurus 01
G-Drive Oreca 07 rear lights on display in the rain

G-Drive Racing competed with Oreca 07 in 2017 and 2018. Russian car manufacturer Aurus Motors partnered with them in 2019 to rebrand it as Aurus 01 and to race it in the European Le Mans Series. This car is technically identical to the Oreca 07, using the same chassis and internals, with Aurus branding.[10]

Rebellion R13

The Rebellion R13 is a sports prototype racing car built by French constructor Oreca on behalf of Swiss-based team Rebellion Racing.[11] It is a variation of the Oreca 07, created to compete in the LMP1 class. It would later be renamed by Alpine to Alpine A480 when it was rebadged to run in grandfathered condition in the Hypercar class in 2021.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Results in bold indicate pole position. Results in italics indicate fastest lap.

Year Entrant Class Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points Pos
United Kingdom
SIL
Belgium
SPA
France
24H
Germany
NUR
Mexico
MEX
United States
COTA
Japan
FUJ
China
SHA
Bahrain
BHR
2017 Switzerland Vaillante Rebellion LMP2 Switzerland Mathias Beche 13
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr.
Brazil Pipo Derani
Brazil Bruno Senna 31
France Julien Canal
France Nicolas Prost
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
China CEFC Manor TRS Racing Thailand Tor Graves 24
Switzerland Jonathan Hirschi
France Jean-Éric Vergne
Spain Roberto Merhi
United Kingdom Ben Hanley
United Kingdom Matt Rao
Mexico Roberto Gonzalez 25
Switzerland Simon Trummer
Russia Vitaly Petrov
Russia G-Drive Racing Mexico Memo Rojas 22
Mexico Jose Gutierrez
Japan Ry? Hirakawa
Russia Roman Rusinov 26
France Pierre Thiriet
United Kingdom Alex Lynn
United Kingdom Ben Hanley
United Kingdom James Rossiter
France Leo Rossel
Switzerland Nico Müller
France Loïc Duval
France TDS Racing France Emmanuel Collard 28
France François Perrodo
France Matthieu Vaxivière
United Kingdom Ben Hanley
China Jackie Chan DC Racing United States David Cheng 37
France Tristan Gommendy
United Kingdom Alex Brundle
China Ho-Pin Tung 38
France Thomas Laurent
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Year Entrant Class Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points Pos
Belgium
SPA
France
24H
United Kingdom
SIL
Japan
FUJ
China
SHA
United States
SEB
Belgium
SPA
France
24H
2018 - 2019 France TDS Racing LMP2 France François Perrodo 28
France Matthieu Vaxivière
France Loïc Duval
France Jean-Éric Vergne
France Norman Nato
United States DragonSpeed Mexico Roberto Gonzalez 31
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
France Nathanaël Berthon
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
China Jackie Chan DC Racing Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 37
Malaysia Weiron Tan
Malaysia Nabil Jeffri
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
United Kingdom Jordan King
United Kingdom Will Stevens
United States Ricky Taylor
France Gabriel Aubry 38
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi
China Ho-Pin Tung
Year Entrant Class Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points Pos
United Kingdom
SIL
Japan
FUJ
China
SHA
Bahrain
BHR
United States
COTA
Belgium
SPA
France
24H
Bahrain
BHR
2019 - 2020 United Kingdom United Autosports LMP2 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 22
United Kingdom Philip Hanson
United Kingdom Paul di Resta
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Netherlands Racing Team Nederland Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 29
Netherlands Frits van Eerd
Netherlands Job van Uitert
Netherlands Nyck de Vries
Denmark High Class Racing Denmark Anders Fjordbach 33
United States Mark Patterson
Japan Kenta Yamashita
China Jackie Chan DC Racing United Kingdom Will Stevens 37
China Ho-Pin Tung
France Gabriel Aubry
Republic of Ireland Ryan Cullen
United Kingdom Jota Sport Portugal António Félix da Costa 38
Mexico Roberto Gonzalez
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Switzerland Cool Racing Switzerland Antonin Borga 42
France Nicolas Lapierre
Switzerland Alexandre Coigny
Year Entrant Class Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points Pos
Belgium
SPA
Portugal
ALG
Italy
MNZ
France
24H
Bahrain
BHR
Bahrain
BHR
France Richard Mille Racing Team LMP2 Germany Sophia Flörsch
Colombia Tatiana Calderón
Netherlands Beitske Visser
France Gabriel Aubry
Denmark High Class Racing Denmark Dennis Andersen
Denmark Anders Fjordbach
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Denmark Marco Sørensen
United States Ricky Taylor
Poland Robert Kubica
United States DragonSpeed USA United Kingdom Ben Hanley
Sweden Henrik Hedman
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United States United Autosports USA United Kingdom Philip Hanson
Switzerland Fabio Scherer
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
United Kingdom Paul di Resta
United Kingdom Wayne Boyd
United Kingdom Jota United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
Indonesia Sean Gelael
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Portugal António Félix da Costa
Mexico Roberto Gonzalez
Netherlands Racing Team Nederland Netherlands Frits van Eerd
Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
Netherlands Job van Uitert
Netherlands Nyck de Vries
France Paul-Loup Chatin
Belgium Team WRT Netherlands Robin Frijns
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg
France Charles Milesi
Poland Inter Europol Competition United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Poland Jakub Smiechowski
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Switzerland Louis Delétraz
Slovakia ARC Bratislava Slovakia Miro Konopka
United Kingdom Tom Jackson
United Kingdom Darren Burke
United Kingdom Oliver Webb
Slovakia Matej Konopka
India Kush Maini
France Nelson Panciatici
United Kingdom Olli Caldwell
Switzerland Realteam Racing Switzerland Esteban Garcia
France Norman Nato
France Loïc Duval
Switzerland Mathias Beche

External links

Media related to Oreca 07 at Wikimedia Commons

References

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  2. ^ ""Oreca 07 Turns First Laps at Paul Ricard"". Sportscar365. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Team Nederland switches to Oreca for 2019/20 WEC". Filip Cleeren. motorsport.com. 2019-05-14. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Inter Europol Competition steps up to WEC in 2021". Jamie Klein. motorsport.com. 2020-10-23. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "ARC Bratislava Request Switch To ORECA Chassis". Graham Goodwin. dailysportscar.com. 2021-07-02. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b ""Oreca 07 LMP2 On Track At Paul Ricard"". dailysportscar.com. Archived from the original on 2018-06-19. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Healthy Demand With Two Seasons Remaining Of Current LMP2 Regs".
  8. ^ ""2017 Alpine A470"". Ultimatecarpage.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ ""Acura DPi Set to Begin Testing This Month"". sportscar365.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Goodwin, Graham (2019-04-02). "G-Drive Racing Confirm Aurus 01 Gibson Effort In 2019 ELMS & Le Mans 24 Hours - dailysportscar.com". www.dailysportscar.com. Archived from the original on 2019-09-08. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "ORECA Confirm Rebellion R13 Moniker For New LMP1 Contender - dailysportscar.com". www.dailysportscar.com. Retrieved .

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