OAK Racing’s Onroak Automotive-designed #35 Morgan 2012 LMP2 will be powered by a Nissan VK45 engine at the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16/17.
The car driven by Bas Leinders, Maxime Martin and David Heinemeier Hansson will also use the new powerplant during the event’s Official Test Day on June 3.
OAK Racing’s WEC-registered #24 Morgan 2012 LMP2, driven by Jacques Nicolet, Matthieu Lahaye and Olivier Pla, will continue to be powered by the Judd HK engine.
Jacques Nicolet, OAK Racing Team Owner: “We have taken this decision as both a manufacturer and racing team. It represents an ideal opportunity to fully understand the car’s performance equipped with both Judd and Nissan engines during the same race conditions throughout the World Endurance Championship’s greatest challenge. Our partner team Conquest Endurance will also benefit from this experience as their ALMS programme already combines a Morgan 2012 LMP2 with Nissan’s engine.”