BR Engineering BR01
|Category||Le Mans Prototype|
|Chassis||Carbon fibre monocoque|
|Engine||Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 naturally aspirated mid-engined, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||6-speed sequential manual|
|Tyres||Michelin, Dunlop, or Continental|
|Notable entrants||SMP Racing|
|Debut||2015 4 Hours of Imola|
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. SMP Racing entered a pair of BR01s at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a single prototype at the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
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 in a wet qualifying session however the car fell back during the race, eventually finishing 38th overall.
- ten Caat, Marcel (May 5, 2015). "30 Entries for 4H Imola". Sportscar365. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- Dagys, John (October 8, 2015). "AF Racing Enters BR01 for 6H Bahrain". Sportscar365. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
- Dagys, John (January 28, 2016). "Aleshin Puts SMP Racing BR01 on Prototype Pole at Daytona". Sportscar365. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
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