the Box 56 of the 24 Hours of Le Mans occupied in 2017 by the team Welter Racing and his LMP2 driven by biomethane liquid and without the confirmed arrival of a new manufacturer to the WEC short-term, the big focus of interest in relation to the 24 Hours of Le Mans is today the occupation of the Box 56 in the edition of 2018 and more when the sources of the ACO say that there are several projects that aspire to this square. Before this application, the Sports Director of the ACO’s Vincent Beaumesnil, warns that will have priority to those projects that can draw a future involvement in LMP1.
The Box 56 has lived in 2016 what can be termed as a stalemate with the participation of a LMP2 adapted to the pilot prevented Frédéric Sausset, regardless of the connotations that has had this project. However, the ACO wants that this place intended for a prototype outside of any standard is intended for manufacturers or teams who want to have a future involvement in LMP1 and propose new technologies of the future. The way forward is the one who imposed the DeltaWing and the Nissan ZEOD RC, which in any way forward the participation of the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1.
in spite of the candidacy of several very different projects at Box 56 of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018, this notice of Vincent Beaumesnil reinforces the rumors born in Germany and placed as favourite this square, two asian manufacturers have been asked to place in the Box 56, being in theory one of them Honda with the development of a NSX hybrid from Acura NSX GT3 that is developing in the united States. However, although projects with implications for the future of LMP1 have priority, the technologies for this purpose can be evaluated on a GT3 or even on a production vehicle.