ORECA is planning to develop an aerodynamic body kit for the 2012 Dallara IndyCar. The new regulations will allow teams and manufacturers to develop their own aerodynamic packages for the next-generation car, and the French manufacturer is looking to expand its business into new markets.
ORECA, which won the Sebring 12 Hours with a customer Peugeot prototype, met with IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard in Florida to discuss its plans.
"ORECA is becoming a racing car manufacturer, so we have to look at all areas of motorsport," said company boss Hugues de Chaunac. "I am interested to see if we can do an aero package for IndyCar because it is one of the highest-level series in the world."
The new regulations will see the body kit freely available to all teams at a price of $70,000 with IndyCar officials expecting that there will be four aero kits, including Dallara's standard package, available for the first year of the new car.