Katech continues more than 40 years of racing success at the world’s premier racing venues
DETROIT, USA and MAGNY-COURS, France – May 10, 2018 – ORECA Technology, based in Magny-Cours, France, today formally announced its partnership with Detroit-based Katech, Inc., which will provide support for 2018 LMP3 racing in the “IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda Series.” The agreement is for services in North America, and has been in place since the beginning of the 2018 race season.
Katech is providing the following services:
• Engine track support of LMP3 cars racing in the IMSA Prototype Challenge series
• LMP3 engine rebuilds for the entire North American market
• Technical, electronic, and engine support for all LMP3 cars present in North America.
ORECA Technology will remain responsible for assembly of new engines and provide technical and logistical assistance to Katech to achieve the best possible support for all LMP3 customers in North America. The agreement was approved by the IMSA Technical Administration and respects the official ACO technical rules of LMP3 cars.
“Katech is excited to continue to expand its footprint in professional motorsports through our partnership with ORECA and participation in the IMSA Prototype Challenge,” said Kevin Pranger, Katech Director of Motorsports. “Our involvement with racing continues to build our performance database which in turn fuels innovations we bring to both the track and the aftermarket enthusiast.”
The first three events of the 2018 series took place in Daytona, Florida, January 5-7; in Sebring, Florida, March 14-16; and in Birmingham, Alabama, April 19-22. The next scheduled event will take place in Bowmanville, Ontario, July 6-8.
This year the IMSA Prototype Challenge shifts from its long-time sprint race format to a single 1-hour, 45-minute endurance race per weekend for all classes.