BR and Dallara will build a prototype LMP1

Ahead of the final race for the 2016 world championship of endurance FIA ​​WEC Russian company BR Engineering announced its decision to build a 2018 prototype for the LMP1 category.

Boris Rotenberg, president of BR Engineering, and Andrea Portremoli, CEO of the Dallara, signed a cooperation agreement. The aim of the joint work of Russian and Italian design offices is joint development and the creation of a racing prototype BR1 in 2017.

BR Engineering today officially opened an office in Italy, and the process of creating the prototype of the future has already been launched. On development, the construction of all necessary studies and tests, as well as the homologation the company intends to spend all of 2017 preparing.

Renowned race team ART Grand Prix will be involved in the development of the car via trackside operations.

"We raised a challenge to ourselves," said BR Engineering president Rotenberg. "It was possible to buy a chassis of one of the four manufacturers of LMP2 for a season, also it was possible to leave for good, but we have always chosen our own path.

"Not necessarily, and not always the easiest, but this way is for sure the most interesting and promising. The aim of the project was and remains the development of Russian motorsport, including the technology sector.

"We invest a lot in support of the Russian drivers to help talented children to start a career in karting and successfully continue it in the GT, prototypes or single-seaters. Our prototype LMP2 BR01 is the first Russian car on the Le Mans podium."

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