Lola Cars International have announced the beginning of a partnership with the Czech Republic based Charouz Racing Systems team for plans to race a B07/10 LMP1 sportscar in this seasons Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 hours in June. The all-new project is scheduled to be unveiled at the Paul Ricard test days on March 25.

Charouz Racing Systems are one of Europe’s most prolific teams with programmes in A1 GP, DTM, and Formula 3000. Team principal and founder Antonin Charouz has also expressed the teams desire to compete in the final two American Le Mans Series races at Road Atlanta for the Petit Le Mans event and also at Laguna Seca.

The Charouz Racing Systems Lola B07/10 will feature new developments on the aerodynamic package and will be powered by a 5.5 litre Judd V10 engine made by Rugby based Engine Developments Ltd. The car will run with Michelin tyres.

Jan Charouz, son of Antonin, has been selected as one of the team’s drivers. The 19 year old is the reigning F3000 Masters champion and brings with him good endurance experience already after impressing in last years Spa 24 Hours in a Saleen S7. Charouz has also been selected to be a works Lola test driver and will begin his duties at the factory this week by shaking down the Lola B07/90 2-litre sportscar.

Partnering Jan could be ex Prost F1 driver Tomas Enge and rising FIA GT star Jarek Janis, both of whom are managed by Antonin Charouz.

Lola Cars have been busy over the last six months planning the evolution of the B06/10 that debuted at the Sebring 12 Hours last March. The car was only consistent threat to the Audi R10’s in the American Le Mans Series last season. The car also raced in the European LMS with 2005 LMP2 champions Chamberlain Synergy.

The B07/10 has undergone a significant aerodynamic upgrade to achieve sizeable performance gains at low and medium downforce tracks. The new evolution of the LMP1 car will also feature suspension and transmission changes to enhance the cars durability in 12 and 24 hour races.

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Jan Charouz sitting in the Team Czech Republic A1GP car.
(Picture A1GP.com)
Tomas Enge in the Team Czech Republic A1GP car at Eastern Creek.
(Picture A1GP.com)