01 October 2009
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Oreca wins Silverstone 100km endurance test

With help from Huntsman Advanced Materials, the Oreca 01 Le Mans prototype racing car took the chequered flag and champions' champagne at Silverstone's beating off tough competition from Aston Martin.

Much rested on the pre-season work when RenShape SL resins were used to make 400 different configurations in just two months. RenShape BM 5055 tooling boards were also extensively employed for prototype moulds for carbon pre-pegs, and of course Araldite adhesives and composites - the front bonnet of the Oreca 01 is made of more than 15 parts, but looks like one part.

The Oreca car has won podium finishes throughout the 2009 season culminating in the win at Silverstone 1000km race on September 13th. The car finished a very credible fifth in the Le Mans 24 hour endurance classic last June.

Author
Paul Gay

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