KEO Racing has big plans for 2020.
They have got their hands on a used Dallara JSP217 Gibson, aiming at running in the European Le Mans Series.
The team has participated in the Michelin Le Mans Cup this year, including the Road to Le Mans race at Circuit de la Sarthe, as a part of the support programme for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
They still plan to race their LMP3 car, if there are interested drivers, who can bring the necessary budgets. You need to have a Bronze rated driver in the LMP3 car, and those drivers don’t grow on trees – at least not the fast ones. They managed to find a good Bronze driver in Joakim Frid, who grabbed Pole Position at Monza, followed by Silver-ranked driver Michael Markussen leading the first hour of the race.
There are a lot of Danish drivers with Le Mans and sportscar dreams, and LMP3 cars aren’t always the ideal choice, since they are inexperienced in the sportscar world themselves, but being Silver-ranked, they have to run with a slower and less experienced driver in the car.
The LMP2 category is more attractive, at least for the majority of young Danish drivers, who are basically all ranked Silver. The Silver is the lowest ranked driver in an LMP2 car, so they have the chance to impress and learn a lot from more experienced drivers. That’s what KEO Racing is aiming for.
Plus there is a dangling carrot in the horizon shaped as the Le Mans circuit, since LMP2 cars can enter the 24 hours race – if they are selected to do so.
And selected is also the keyword for ELMS. The series has been oversubscribed for the last few years, with LMP3 teams being denied entry. But High Class Racing has shown the Danish flag in ELMS and now FIA World Endurance Championship, so hopefully KEO Racing will follow in their slipstream, and be the next Danish team in international sportscar racing on top level.
The entrants for the European Le Mans Series 2020 will be announced in February.