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COOL Racing kicks off its2023 season! 

COOL Racing kicks off its
2023 season! 

COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport is about to launch its 2023 programme, embarking on what promises to be an exciting season. The team will line up its ORECA 07s and Ligier JS P320s as part of the Asian Le Mans Series (this week on the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina circuits), the European Le Mans Series as well as the Michelin Le Mans Cup. The team will also take part in the 100th edition of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in Sarthe.


2023: stepping up its game again…

Since its foundation in late 2020, COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport has moved up a gear every single season, not only in terms of expanding its own programmes but also regarding results – two European LMP3 titles last year. This 2023 season will be no exception as the team will be entering a new championship (Asian Le Mans Series), while lining-up more LMP2 crews in both the European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup.


Great ambitions in the European Le Mans Series!

The team’s ELMS programme has shifted. Three cars will be lined up still, yet it will be two LMP2 ORECA 07s and one LMP3 Ligier JS P320.

After several podium finishes, COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport has decided to set the bar higher in the LMP2 class, with a trio led by Pechito Lopez on the #47. The Argentinian driver – two-time FIA World Endurance Champion and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner – will be joined by two promising young drivers: Reshad De Gerus, who will be embarking on his second endurance racing season, and Vladislav Lomko, who will be making his debut in the discipline. In the LMP2 Pro/Am class, with the #37, Alexandre Coigny will be returning to competition and teamed up with Nicolas Lapierre and Malthe Jakobsen. It made sense for the Danish driver, who was sensational last year, having notched up six poles in six qualifying sessions, plus the LMP3 title, to move up to the main class.

In LMP3, the #17 car will now be entrusted to Mexican driver Alex Garcia, who has been racing in single-seater so far, alongside Marcos Siebert (Argentina) and Adrien Chila (France). This trio, combining speed, skills, and LMP3 experience, will be in charge of defending the 2022 title.


Two cars, two sets of objectives in Michelin Le Mans Cup

COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport has decided to line up a second car in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, with several objectives in mind. Luis Sanjuan and David Droux, both experts of this series, will join the team, looking to clinch the title, while Cédric Oltramare will take his career to another level, making his first steps in this competition with Adrien Chila as teammate.


Season’s kick-off at the Asian Le Mans Series!

The season kicks off this week in the Middle East, with two four-hour races in Dubai, followed by two others at the Yas Marina circuit. Alexandre Coigny, Nicolas Lapierre, and Malthe Jakobsen will share the wheel of the LMP2 #37 ORECA 07. Adrien Chila, Marcos Siebert, and Cédric Oltramare will take turns aboard the LMP3 #17 Ligier JS P320. Those races will launch the team’s 2023 programme, with great challenges expected there and ahead.


Team Principal Nicolas Lapierre: “It’s a particularly important season for our team. We’ve worked hard to keep on developing and to put together competitive crews in all of the championships, across the various categories. It’s also all worked out thanks to our partners’ support.

In LMP2, our aim is definitely to race at the front, despite the strong competition. We’ve got what it takes for it. Winning a title isn’t easy, defending it is even more difficult, but we’ve devised our EMLS LMP3 programme according to this objective, also looking to shine with our two cars in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.

I’m happy with the drivers we’ve managed to bring together. We’re combining experience with youth. It’s a very important aspect for us to have drivers who aren’t even twenty, yet have showed great potential. We fully trust them. We’re giving them an opportunity to shine and some great responsibilities too. We’ve got people from all around the world in our crew, it just shows how much the team’s currently growing.”

COOL Racing approaches the 2023 Michelin Le Mans Cup with enthusiasm and determination!

COOL Racing approaches the 2023 Michelin Le Mans Cup with enthusiasm and determination!

COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport plans on entering two Ligier JS P320 in the Michelin Le Mans Cup and has put together a new driver line-up, embarking on the 2023 season with high expectations. Experienced LMP3 drivers Luis Sanjuan and David Droux will be looking to be at the top of the standings, while, for his debut in the championship, Cédric Oltramare will be joined by Adrien Chila who knows the LMP3 class well.

Besides taking part in the Asian Le Mans Series and the European Le Mans Series, COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport has also submitted two entry applications to compete in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, in which the team has taken part every single year since its creation. In 2023, two new duos will take to the track. Indeed Luis Sanjuan and David Droux (winners in Spa last year) will be joining the team, looking to win the title. They are used to be teammates and are particularly familiar with the LMP3 class, having clinched multiple successes before. While Sanjuan is a top bronze driver, Droux has also experience in LMP2 ; he finished at the top of the Pro-Am standings in the 2022 Asian Le Mans Series.

Luis Sanjuan: “The upcoming season promises to be an exciting one and I’m looking forward to racing for COOL Racing. Alexandre Coigny and Nicolas Lapierre have put everything in place for strong performances to be delivered across all aspects and it’s an enticing programme. We raced against each other last year, so we’re aware of each other’s strengths. Just like the team itself, David and I are very motivated. He’s proven how fast he can go.”

David Droux: “I’m really looking forward to this 2023 season! Luis and I make a great duo, so I’m happy to be his teammate again and really glad to embark on this new adventure with COOL Racing. The team has shown good qualities in endurance racing in just two seasons. So we’ve got what it takes to deliver great performances. It won’t be an easy task given how competitive the grid’s going to be, but we know what we want to achieve. It’s also nice to join a Swiss team.”

The second Ligier JS P320 will be entrusted to Cédric Oltramare and Adrien Chila. The two men will first take to the track in February as part of the Asian Le Mans Series, together with Marcos Siebert. While Oltramare will be making his debut in the class, following on two seasons in the Ligier European Series, Chila will bring his LMP3 experience to the table. He will be part of two programmes as he’s lined up in both the Michelin Le Mans Cup and the European Le Mans Series, sharing the wheel with Alex Garcia and Marcos Siebert in the latter.

Team Principal Nicolas Lapierre: “Following on our LMP3 title in the European Le Mans Series, we’re now opening a new chapter with this upcoming season. The duos we’ve put together are perfectly in line with the team’s philosophy, that is to say crews that combine experience, speed and youth. Luis and David are first-class recruits and we’ve got high expectations. This is something we clearly wanted when we devised our programme. With Cédric and Adrien, it’s a different approach. It’s a natural step in Cédric’s career and Adrien has the perfect profile to support him. The idea is to pick up on momentum as the season goes on. That class is really competitive, so we’ll have to deliver flawless performances in order to be at the top. We’ve got a solid base to work from. We’ll be able to rely on a sense of continuity since some of the drivers will be competing with the team as part of different championships; it’s actually the same with our technical staff too.”