Five Morgan LM P2s at the start of the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours
In 2013, OAK Racing entered three Morgan LM P2s for the 81st Le Mans 24 Hours, the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Two additional Morgan LM P2s were run by KCMG and Morand Racing, two teams which subsequently renewed their confidence in Ligier Automotive by racing Ligier JS P3s and Ligier JS P2s respectively.
A historic LM P2 double
After setting the fastest time in LM P2 at the test day, the #24 Morgan-Nissan LM P2 clinched pole position in the category. On 23 June after a hotly-contested race in particularly difficult weather conditions, the #35 and #24 Morgan-Nissan LM P2s entered by the Sarthe-based team took the chequered flag in the Le Mans 24 Hours in first and second places in the LM P2 category. With respectively one and two laps in hand over their closest pursuer, the #26 Oreca-Nissan run by G-Drive, the Morgan-Nissan LM P2s scored a historic double in a category in which the overall level was extremely high and there were no fewer than 22 entries.
One double leads to another
This fantastic success of the Morgan LM P2s gave OAK Racing the first two places in the LM P2 teams' classification in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The team also occupied the same positions after the Bahrain 6 Hours finishing the 2013 season with the #35 and #24 Morgan LM P2s filling the first two places in the classification.
The OAK Racing Costa Art Car to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours
The official Art Car of the 90th anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours was a work of art by sculptor, Fernando Costa. It was made of an assembly of road signs welded onto a sheet steel frame riveted to the carbon bodywork of a sports prototype. It was unveiled at the Test Day and was then on show at the circuit throughout the race week. The third Morgan LM P2 entered by OAK Racing was decorated in a livery that matched the sculpture.