NEW LMP3 NORMA M30 PRESENTATIONPublished on: 28 February 2017 LMP3
Here we are! After a great number of months of hard work in the conception of the brand new LMP3, the Norma M30 was on track last week on French race tracks Pau and Nogaro, two circuits close to the Norma Auto Concept factory in the South of France.
As announced, French Endurance World Champion and winner of the last 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche LMP1, Romain Dumas was the very first driver to take the wheel and he completed the very first tests of the Norma M30 LMP3. These ended up being very successful and clearly responding to the ambitious requirements of Norbert Santos (Norma Auto Concept Founder) and his team.
A first Norma M30 LMP3 was sent to Florida (USA), where it will prepare Sebring on different racetracks. Within a few days, additional other Norma M30 will be delivered to the teams preparing European venues, such as VdeV Championship and European Le Mans Series (ELMS).
Norbert Santos was happy and proud to see his “baby” on track:
Hi Norbert, so that’s it, the NormaM30 was finally born. Are you happy?
You had said that the car was supposed to be finished at the end of 2016, but it came first on track last week. Why was it delayed?
The first official competitions in which the Norma M30 LMP3 will race, are not long away, and the teams announced to run a Norma, still don’t have their car. You must have a huge pressure from them…
What are your production objectives for the coming months?
What kind of team assistance have you set up for the LMP3 Norma M30?
What is your main goal in 2017?
Romain Dumas, Norber Santos and the M30 Norma Auto Concept
Romain Dumas tested the car in France on the Nogaro and Pau racetracks in the South of France last week:
Hi Romain, what can you say after you tested the Norma M30?
And how did it feel?
You are an endurance world champion and you have won Le Mans 24 Hours, this means that you have run the best endurance cars in the world. What is your feeling about being the first one to drive the brand new LMP3?
Soon the Norma M30 will meet its competitors. Do you think we will know quickly how it stands compared to the others?
The Norma M30 LMP3’s first official race will take place in Sebring, Florida (USA) and soon after in Barcelona Spain on the first VdeV championship.