Inter Europol Competition has announced that they will be entering the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season in the LMP2 class.
The team, which recently finished third in class at Motul Petit Le Mans, has purchased an ORECA 07-Gibson in order to make the step up to the WEC< which will arrive in December.
Inter Europol Competition has long been involved in the European Le Mans Series and has made multiple starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most recent of which came earlier this year.
“We are taking another very exciting next step,” said team manager Sascha Fassbender. “Because we knew we wanted to do the WEC, we bought an Oreca LMP2 07. The car will be delivered in December.
“To prepare for this we did Petit Le Mans in an Oreca and we are going to do Sebring in November, in the same car.
“We know it is going to be a lot of hard work, but the team is very motivated. We will push on and look forward to getting to know the car.”
“I had to get used to the Oreca very quickly at Petit Le Mans and found I really enjoyed racing the car,” said team regular Kuba Smiechowski. “Obviously, I knew we ordered a new car some time ago and that motivated me enormously.
“Our next race is Sebring where I will share the car with Matt Bell and Naveen Rao. It will be a busy and hard year for us next year, with hopefully not as many obstacles as we have faced this year.”
The team will continue its involvement in the European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series.