2016 - Watkins Glen / #55 - T. Nunez, J. Bomarito, S. Pigot
The Lola B12/80 is the latest evolution of the B08/80. It raced in the LMP2 category in both the European and American Le Manse Series championships, in year 2012. The English factory began designing cars for these races in 1999. Amongst its creations, MG and Aston Martin official cars. Lola Cars introduced a closed cockpit model for private teams in 2008. Chassis and crash box are carbon fiber made. Front and rear suspensions were of the push-rod type, with rocker actuated springs. The gearbox was a six gears X-trac unit, with steering wheel paddles. Brakes were four-pistons brake calipers from AP Racing , with ventilated carbon discs, on 18” wheels. Weight reached the minimum allowed of 900 Kg. In 2014, Mazda and Speedsource were announced as the newest customers of two Lola LMP2s using the SkyActiv-D engine. For the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Mazda entered a B12/80 with livery based on that of the LMP which won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans to commemorate the 25th anniversary of that victory.