Lucas, the globally recognised brand is back on the world stage this month as it teams up with James Winslow and GRAFF Racing to tackle this year’s gruelling Le Man 24-hour race in the team’s brand new Gibson V8 powered ORECA 07 LMP2 racer.
Although this is the second occasion that ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT) – the European custodian of the Lucas battery brand – has stepped forward to support James in the 24-hour race, 2017 is the first with GRAFF Racing and follows last year’s encouraging showing in the Race Performance Megatron ORECA 03 Judd LMP2.
EBT’s Steve Sheppard said: “Since the formal consolidation of our various battery businesses spread throughout Europe, which was completed last year, we have been looking for an opportunity to promote the pan-European nature of EBT.
“Le Mans is a truly global event and therefore provides us with just such a platform, while also providing the opportunity to raise awareness of the Lucas battery brand to both our many trade customers and the wider motoring public.
“James is clearly a driver with considerable talent and a track record of success in a multitude of series’ from his formative years, when he was a five-time British karting champion, through success in a number of Formula 3 championships and other outings in various series in the States and Australia, to his current sportscar endeavours.
“When it comes to the aftermarket, Lucas is a highly regarded brand, which is why we have invested in the range to ensure it is able to provide our customers with the ideal solution to their needs, whether that be for a standard lead-acid battery for a low demand application, to the latest Start-Stop enabled vehicle with regenerative braking.”
Le Mans competitors will set off at 2.00pm UK time on Saturday 17th June.
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