Published on March 29th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Alpine Comeback In 2014 Le Mans 24Hours
Alpine’s successful return to motor racing in 2013 harvested one race win and three podium finishes which confirmed that the legendary marque meant business. The priority for its second season of the modern era is the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“A new chapter in the brand’s extraordinary history began last season,” notes Bernard Ollivier. “We were aware that it was an ambitious pro-gramme when we announced it, yet the talent of everyone involved with the team and the hard work they all put in helped us to claim our first suc-cesses of the modern era. That was just the beginning of the adventure. Alpine’s roots are steeped in motorsport, human adventure, a taste for technical challenges and exciting production car projects. We also have an international calling and we are delighted to announce that we will have a British driver in our line-up for 2014.”
“Winning the Teams’ and Drivers’ titles in 2013 was a tremendous reward for everybody’s efforts,” adds Signatech-Alpine’s Team Principal, Philippe Sinault. “The human adventure which started at the beginning of 2013, the popularity of Alpine’s return to motor racing and the different trophies we have won since have sparked off an incredible energy, and our second season promises to be even more captivating! Everyone in the team is ready for the year’s challenge and the focus of their motivation is very much on the Le Mans 24 Hours.”
Changes to the regulations which govern the European Le Mans Series mean that races will be longer in 2014. ELMS rounds will now last four hours and three drivers will share the driving.
Alpine has set its sights higher for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.