WEC: Penske tests ORECA at Indy, WEC entry rumored

Team Penske was semi-secretly carrying out testing Tuesday evening in the dark with an ORECA 07-Gibson at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Speculation is that the team could be preparing an entry into the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The unpainted  LMP2 car was spotted at the Indianapolis venue, sharing the track with an Indy Lights car.

Dailysportscar states that Penske is expected to field a pair of the cars into the 2022 FIA WEC as it prepares for its LMDh effort with Porsche in 2023.

The secondary prototype effort would be in preparation for the full factory effort in the top class of the WEC in which Penske will operate Porsche’s Multimatic-built prototypes.

Team Penske is no stranger to running Oreca’s.  IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar ChampionshipMotul Petit Le MansRoad Atlanta, Braselton GAThursday 5 October 2017, ORECA LMP2, P, Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, Juan Pablo Montoya: Richard Dole/LAT