Welter Racing will not take up the garage 56 of Le Mans in 2017


The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017 will remain without Box 56, following the resignation of Welter Racing competir-with its prototype powered by biomethane liquid. Despite the efforts of the French structure, the team can not guarantee to have your vehicle ready to compete in the main event of the WEC and it is for this reason that he has chosen to withdraw your registration in the Box 56, a space dedicated to innovative projects, and that for one reason or another has remained empty in 2013, 2015 and now 2017. All in all, it is estimated that this situation will not be repeated in 2018.

although the test that the team has done in the wind tunnel and of the firm intention of getting the WR Bio-Methane could be at the height of the LMP2, what is certain is that the lack of a budget has been weighing on the team and making the deadlines could not get to meet, delaying the construction of the prototype and the test that he had scheduled the team in Lurcy-LĂ©vis, Portimao and Spain. All in all, the team hopes to be able to appear at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in upcoming editions, any time the chassis and the transmission are nearly completed.

Be that as it may, what is certain is that the Box 56 becomes empty of face the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017, an evil that has been repeated in recent years in various occasions, always curious in odd-numbered years. Although in 2012 he held this garage the DeltaWing and, in 2014, so did its offshoot, the Nissan ZEOD RC, in 2013 the project of GreenGT lived a situation similar to the one that now lives Welter Racing. A situation will not be repeated in 2018, with a number of proposals -one from an asian manufacturer – on top of the table to continue with this particular sequence.