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Team Profile: RLR MSport (RLR Motorsport)

2J843CH 53 FOSTER Tommy (gbr), RICH Martin (gbr), RLR MSPORT, Ligier JS P320 - Nissan, action during the 2nd of the 2022 Michelin Le Mans Cup on the Imola Circuit from May 12 to 14, in Imola, Italy - Photo: Paulo Maria/DPPI/LiveMedia | Licenced From 2J843CH

Foundation and Early Years

RLR MSport – previously called RLR Motorsport, is a team that’s carved its name into the world of endurance racing. Founded in the 2000s, they’ve competed in some of the most prestigious racing series out there, including the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), the Asian Le Mans Series, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the British GT Championship.

Entry into Endurance Racing

The year 2010 marked RLR Motorsport’s entry into the ELMS. They steadily climbed the ranks, culminating in a phenomenal achievement in 2018 – a double championship win for both constructors and drivers! This victory pushed them as the top contenders in ELMS LMP3.

Le Mans 24 Hours

The team’s participation in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019 marked another milestone in their racing career. They fielded an Oreca 07 in the event, showcasing their capabilities on one of endurance racing’s biggest stages.

Significant Achievements

  • 2018 ELMS Championship: dominated the European Le Mans Series, taking home both the constructors’ and drivers’ championships.
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Participation (2019): They put their endurance to the test in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans with an Oreca 07.

  • Consistent Performance in ELMS: They’ve consistently participated and achieved competitive results in the European Le Mans Series.

Technological Advancements and Simulation Integration

Always striving to be the best, RLR MSport partnered with Digital Motorsports to integrate a state-of-the-art racing simulator into their program. This high-tech simulator mimics real-world LMP3 driving conditions, allowing drivers to train effectively for each ELMS and Michelin Le Mans Cup round.

eSports and Driver Development

In 2020, RLR MSport teamed up with Abruzzi Racewear to establish a successful eSports program. The RLR Abruzzi eSports squad has been racking up wins and championship titles across various sim racing platforms like iRacing, rFactor2, and Assetto Corsa.

Recent Developments

RLR MSport’s dedication to endurance racing is undeniable. In the 2023 ELMS, they fielded a two-car entry, strategically putting drivers in both the #5 Ligier JSP320 LMP3 and the #15 car. This move solidified their commitment to staying competitive in the series. Their winning streak continued into the 2024 season, highlighted by a well-deserved victory at the 4 Hours of Le Castellet.

2024 Season Success

RLR MSport achieved a notable victory in the 4 Hours of Le Castellet during the 2024 European Le Mans Series. This win demonstrates their continued strong performance in endurance racing. Strategic planning and technical skill were key factors in their success.

Historical Context

Over the years, RLR MSport has participated in some of the most prestigious racing series around the world, building a rich history in the world of endurance racing. Here’s a glimpse into their racing journey:

  • European Le Mans Series: 2010, 2011, 2015-2024
  • Asian Le Mans Series: 2023 (Ligier JS P320 LMP3)
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans: 2019 (Oreca 07 LMP2)
  • British GT Championship: 2015 (Ginetta G55 GT4)

Note: In 2015, they raced under the name “University of Bolton” in both the ELMS and British GT Championship.

Throughout their time in the ELMS, RLR MSport has transitioned from LMP2 to LMP3 vehicles, showcasing their adaptability. The types of cars they’ve used included the MG-Lola EX265 (2010 and 2011), Ginetta-Juno LMP3 (2015), Ligier JS P3 (2016 – 2018), Oreca 07 (2019), and the Ligier JS P320 (2020 – 2024).

These participations reflect the team’s extensive involvement and success in endurance racing across different platforms and regions.


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