The B06/10 is the latest in a long lineage of successful sportscar designs by Lola’s renowned team of designers at its Huntingdon base. After taking an un-official triple crown of LMES, Le Mans 24 Hours and ALMS class title wins last season with the B05/40 LMP2 design, Lola are looking to more wins in this years European and American endurance races.
The all-new B06/10 will race against stiff competition this year with Porsche and Audi fielding new designs in the LMP2 and LMP1 classes respectively. Dyson will run two of the new cars, with the second scheduled to test for the first time early next month.
The B06/10 has been built specifically for the ACO/LMP1 rules and benefits from the development of the B05/40 LMP2 model that proved to be the pacesetter in the class, on both sides of the Atlantic last season. Features on the LMP1 car include a quick release nosebox, dual high-pressure fuel pumps and back up batteries and starter motors.
Lola’s HT (high-torque) gearbox has already been race-proven for performance, and reliability in previous designs. With a maximum input torque in excess of 800 Nm the gearbox has the durability needed to cope with the demands of 24 hour racing. Dyson Racing will use a semi-automatic 6-speed sequential system developed by AER.
Rupert Manwaring, Managing Director of Lola Group said of the new design: ”This is the latest in a series of Lola sportscars designed and built by our team here Huntingdon. We believe that with Dyson Racing that this chassis will be as successful as those that have gone before it, in particular the B01/60 and the B05/40. Last years victories with the LMP2 car were a ringing endorsement of both Lola’s and our customers capabilities.”