Drivers Nelson Panciatici, Paul-Loup Chatin and Oliver Webb will head the Alpine-Signatech team, more determinate than ever to win the competition. This year, the European Le Mans Series regulations are changing. Rounds will now last 4 hours and 3 drivers will get behind the wheel.
For this new challenge, Nelson Panciatici is back with Alpine A450. Winner of the ELMS, he asserts his commitment « all I want to do is win more races ».
By his side, Paul-Loup Chatin, after an impressive improvement in single-seaters, decided to take a different turn by joining Signatech-Alpine. After being the team’s reserve driver at last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and after taking part in the official tests with Alpine A450 #37, he is back for the 2014 season.
In terms of drivers, Signatech-Alpine was an all-French operation in 2013, but it'll take on a more international dimension this year with the arrival of a British talent: Oliver Webb, a 22-year-old driver. He is poised to start his first season of endurance racing after a strong early career in single-seaters and like his new team-mates, he intends to use his experience to win with Signatech-Alpine
“This will be a new adventure for me. I like the spirit you find in endurance racing and I am also drawn by the idea of team racing. Driving for Signatech-Alpine is the ideal way for me to cut my teeth in the discipline. Alpine is part of the automobile industry’s heritage and is strongly associated with Le Mans. We have already started working to-gether and I find the team to be extremely professional, friendly and bond-ed. There’s a great atmosphere and that has certainly contributed to the results it has racked up to date.” - Oliver Webb
The legendary brand and its Alpine A450 are ready for a new adventure starting April 1st and 2nd at the Paul Ricard race track for the first official ELMS tests.