OAK Racing Team Mazda France confirms 2010 plans

After a 2009 season which brought six podiums in eight races, OAK Racing Team Mazda France will continue to concentrate on the LMP2 category in 2010. The team will run two Pescarolo chassis in the five-round Le Mans Series and hopes to participate with its two prototypes at the Le Mans 24 Hours. After winning the Asian Le Mans Series in Japan, the #24 Pescarolo has already earned a guaranteed invite to the race, while an application for the second LMP2 car has been lodged with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO).

The team will continue to develop its partnership with tire manufacturer Dunlop, while both Pescarolos will this year be powered by Judd engines. At the same time, the team’s partnership with Mazda France Automobiles, established in 2009, continues.

Jacques Nicolet, President of OAK Racing:

“We are very satisfied with our set up and organization this season and we can look forward to the new campaign with optimism. We shall be equipped with Judd engines, who have a fine reputation and with whom we enjoyed performance and reliability throughout 2008 in both LMP1 and LMP2. At the same time we are proud to maintain our partnership with Mazda France Automobiles and keep the Team Mazda France name. For OAK Racing and Team Mazda France, this is a fantastic, continuing adventure…"

Thierry Guillemot, President of Mazda France:

“As planned, Mazda France has renewed its partnership with OAK Racing for 2010 on the back of a very successful year in 2009. Endurance racing is considered to be an efficient communication tool for Mazda as it promotes the fields of reliability and sporting competition. It is logical to continue the presence of Mazda in endurance racing in view of its historical commitment to the discipline and the values it represents. Beyond pure sporting results, Mazda France considers the OAK Racing team to be extremely professional with a very good balance between competition and friendliness, which allows customers and network members to share the passion of the team in a superb atmosphere at circuits during major race meetings."

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