The PR1/Mathiasen LMP2 team has added a second ORECA 07 chassis to its stable with the goal of entering the car later this year in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Purchased by a customer, the California-based outfit will use the Gibson V8-powered LMP2 car to test for the majority of the season with an eye to using it as part of a two-car program alongside its No. 52 ORECA 07. The Bobby Oergel- and Ray Mathiasen-owned team also announced its expansion into the IMSA Prototype Challenge series for LMP3 machines.
“This is an exciting time here at PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports and within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as well,” Oergel said. “We are happy with the results we have been seeing and hope to continue seeing success with the new ORECA 07 chassis. We are also proud of the opportunities we have been able to provide to up-and-coming talent which is what led us to enter a car in the IMSA Prototype Challenge category. Sebring will be a busy weekend for us and we are looking forward to it.”