Collector Alpine at Le Mans – 2016-2019: Glory hours in LM P2

The end of the decade corresponds to the years of success for Alpine at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with three class victories in the Sarthe, never with a script written in advance!

Published on 17/05/2024 à 15:35

Dorian Grangier

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Collector Alpine at Le Mans – 2016-2019: Glory hours in LM P2

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2016: Deliverance

Get up after falling. The 2015 edition was a failure for Alpine. This shock pushes the French clan to step up its efforts for 2016, with several radical changes. First of all, the Oreca 03 being overtaken literally and figuratively by the modern LM P2s, Signatech will operate the new Oreca 05 with a closed cockpit. Afterwards, Alpine sees double by entering a second prototype in partnership with David Cheng Racing. Logical decision, because two cars increases your chances of victory.

The crews are “going international”, with the arrival of the Chinese David Cheng and Ho-Pin Tung alongside Nelson Panciatici on theAlpine A460 n°35, the American Gustavo Menezes and the Mon

Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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