HPD to power OAK Racing LMP1 at Asian WEC rounds

OAK Racing will return to the LMP1 ranks for this year’s final two FIA World Endurance Championship rounds in Asia after announcing a deal to run Honda Performance Development engines. The design process of an all-new 2014-specification LMP1 prototype was also confirmed to be underway.

The team’s President Jacques Nicolet announced the news during OAK Racing’s press conference held at 18:00 this afternoon ahead of this weekend’s 6 Hours of Silverstone after being joined by HPD Vice President Stephen Eriksen.

The team’s #15 OAK-Pescarolo LMP1 will be powered by the highly-competitive HPD-AR6 LMV8 engine at this season’s final two rounds in Fuji and Shanghai.

Nicolet also took the opportunity to confirm that the team’s manufacturing department Onroak Automotive has begun the initial design process of an all-new LMP1 car conforming to the ACO/FIA’s 2014 regulations.

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