The paddock at last week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was the source of much rumour and speculation concerning a potential return of Larbre Compétition to this season’s FIA World Endurance Championship. The French privateer team may be weighing up a comeback.
Despite successful WEC campaigns in 2012 and 2013 (including one Le Mans class victory during that period), the team headed up by Jack Leconte announced it wouldn’t be competing in 2014. Besides internal problems, there was also an issue with the partners Chevrolet. The team, founded by Leconte in 1988, entered a Morgan LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series last season, but speculation surrounds the possibility of a new customer Corvette C7.R for the GTE Am class in the hands of Larbre. As of yet, there has been no official confirmation of the rumours.
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