Morand Racing is an auto racing team founded by former racing driver Benoît Morand and based in Marly, Switzerland. The team traces its origins to 2000 when Morand founded PoleVision Racing which competed in numerous open-wheel series before switching to sports cars until 2011. The team was reformed as Morand Racing in 2012, and has competed in the European Le Mans Series since 2013 with a Morgan Le Mans Prototype.[1]

For 2015 Morand has formed a partnership with the Japanese SARD organization to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, expanding the team to two Morgan prototypes.[2]

For 2016 season Morand changed its partnership to Mexican driver Ricardo González to form "RGR Sport by Morand" with a new Ligier JS P2. They won the opening round of the championship at Silverstone[3] as well as their home race, the 6 Hours of Mexico with the pole position and fastest lap too.[4]

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Team Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2015 Switzerland Team SARD Morand LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Evo SARD (Judd) 3.6 L V8 SIL SPA
2
LMS
Ret
NÜR
4
COA
5
FUJ
5
SHA
4
BHR
2
5th 70
2016 Mexico RGR Sport by Morand LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
SPA
4
LMS
6
NÜR
2
MEX
1
COA
2
FUJ
2
SHA
3
BHR
2
2nd 169

* Season still in progress.

References

  1. ^ "A Morgan 2012 LMP2 for Morand Racing in ELMS". Endurance-Info. 12 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. ^ Dagys, John (31 January 2015). "Team SARD-Morand Confirms Two-Car LMP2 Entry". Sportscar365. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  3. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone Race Final Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 17 April 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ "FIA WEC 6 Hours of Mexico Race Final Classification" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.