BR Engineering BR01

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BR01
SMP Racing - BR01 Nissan (18678405848).jpg
CategoryLe Mans Prototype
(LMP2)
ConstructorBR Engineering
Designer(s)Paolo Catone
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon fibre monocoque
EngineNissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 naturally aspirated mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
Transmission6-speed sequential manual
Weight900kg
TyresMichelin, Dunlop, or Continental
Competition history
Notable entrantsRussia SMP Racing
Debut2015 4 Hours of Imola

The BR Engineering BR01 is a Le Mans Prototype built by BR Engineering in 2015. The car made its debut at the 4 Hours of Imola run by SMP Racing.

Racing History[edit]

2015[edit]

In 2015 SMP originally planned a full-season program in the European Le Mans Series. After missing the first round, in which the team ran the Oreca 03, the car with its livery was unveiled at Imola.[1] SMP Racing entered a pair of BR01s at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a single prototype at the 6 Hours of Bahrain.[2]

2016[edit]

SMP Racing entered the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona, ahead of their planned 2-car assault on the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season in 2016. Mikhail Aleshin took pole position[3] in a wet qualifying session however the car fell back during the race, eventually finishing 38th overall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ten Caat, Marcel (May 5, 2015). "30 Entries for 4H Imola". Sportscar365. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Dagys, John (October 8, 2015). "AF Racing Enters BR01 for 6H Bahrain". Sportscar365. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Dagys, John (January 28, 2016). "Aleshin Puts SMP Racing BR01 on Prototype Pole at Daytona". Sportscar365. Retrieved February 10, 2016.

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