Debora LMP295

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Debora LMP295
Debora LMP201
Category LMP2
Constructor Debora
Predecessor Debora LMP294
Successor Debora LMP296
Technical specifications
Engine Cosworth-Ford 1,996 cc (121.8 cu in) I4 turbocharged mid-engined
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants Didier Bonnet Racing
Notable drivers LMP295: Patrice Roussel/Edouard Sezionale/Bernard Santal
LMP201: Bernard Santal/Didier Bonnet
Debut 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans
Races Wins
LMP295: 1
LMP201: 0 (1 entry)
LMP295: 1 (LMP2 class)
LMP201: 0
Teams' Championships 1: (1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, LMP2 category)
Constructors' Championships 1: (1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, LMP2 category)
Drivers' Championships 1: (1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, LMP2 category)

The Debora LMP295 and Debora LMP201 were Le Mans Prototypes built by Debora in 1995 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. One of each type was built, and both cars featured the same 2-litre Cosworth-Ford turbocharged straight-four engine. Both cars were only entered in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, whilst the LMP295 took Didier Bonnet Racing's best ever result in the race.

Racing history[edit]

Debora built two separate cars for the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans; the LMP295, and the LMP201. Both cars used the same 2-litre Cosworth-Ford turbocharged straight-four engine, and both were run by Didier Bonnet Racing. The LMP295 chassis was designated #LMP295-01, whilst the LMP201 chassis was designated as the #LMP295-02. Both cars made their public debut in the Pre-qualifying session for the 24 Hours of Le Mans; the LMP201 was driven by Didier Bonnet and Bernard Santal, and was prequalified in 26th place, whilst the LMP295 was tested, but not used to pre-qualify with.[1] However, the LMP201 was not listed as having pre-qualified, so Didier Bonnet Racing used the LMP295 instead, and entered Santal, Patrice Roussel and Edouard Sezionale in the car; they finished twentieth, and last, having completed 223 laps, but were the only LMP2 car to finish the race, and won the LMP2 class as a result.[2] This would be Didier Bonnet Racing's best ever finish at the event.[3] Neither the LMP201,[4] nor the LMP295 were used again,[5] as Debora built the new LMP296 for 1996.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prequalifying Le Mans 1995 – Race Results". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Le Mans 24 Hours 1995 – Race Results". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Auto News – Didier Bonnet.". 24 Hours of Le Mans. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "All Results of Debora LMP201". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "All Results of Debora LMP295". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "All Results of Debora LMP296". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 5 August 2013.