The team that has been dominating in the single-seater categories has announced that it will start a new challenge entering the WEC series in the LMP2 category alongside Iron Lynx.
Even though the details of the project have not been confirmed yet, the new collaboration between the teams will be using the Oreca 07 next season.
The Team Principal of Iron Lynx, Andrea Piccini, said in an interview with Motorsport.com: “The idea from the beginning was to bring drivers from karting to F1, which is what Prema has been doing for a long time, but not everyone can make it to the top of single-seaters, so we want to offer an extra solution in prototypes.”
Rene Rosin, Prema Team Manager, added: “This is an incredibly exciting development for our team and will lead us into a highly motivating new dimension.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with the Iron Lynx team to share best practice and knowledge, which we hope will only be the start of a successful future in endurance racing.”
The Team Principal of Iron Lynx also added that the chassis of the car has been ordered to start testing as soon as possible so that the two teams can start preparing for the upcoming season.
“The plan is to do the WEC because it is the most important championship and the best place to learn and gain experience,” said Piccini.
“It’s too early to say how many cars we will run and whether we will do the ELMS or maybe some extra races. We want to get the first car, start doing some testing, and then gauge the interest in our project.”
Furthermore, Piccini added that both teams will not stop with their current programs.
“We don’t want either team to be weakened because we are doing something new,” he explained.
Piccini also showed interest in joining the Hypercar series from 2023.
“We are at an important moment in sportscar racing, so now was the right time to jump into prototypes.”