Le Mans Series: Runners and riders

Le Mans Series: Runners and riders

The European sportscar season begins at Paul Ricard this weekend with an eight-hour race. Gary Watkins takes you through the contenders for success in each class this year

LMP1 - The contenders

Signature Plus - Lola-Aston Martin

Signature moves up from an old Courage-ORECA to one of Aston Martin Racing's coupes for its second season in sportscars. That's a smart move. Switching away from the Michelins around which the AMR car was developed is probably not.

#008 Franck Mailleux (F)/Pierre Ragues (F)/Vanina Ickx (B)*

Mailleux, who didn't make the expected impression in '09, leads a line-up that is unlikely to set the world on fire.

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