2012 - 24hLe Mans / #29 - M. Rostan, K. Ihara, J.D. Deletraz
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. The engine, even if Lotus badged, was in reality a 3.6 liter V8 Judd derived from BMW’s M3 unit. The Middle East Gulf Racing team entered the 2012 edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans with car n.29 driven by Marc Rostan, Keiko Ihara e Jean-Denis Deletraz.