Sebastien Loeb Racing confirms LMP2 entry for 2013 ELMS season image

When he’s not doing WRC events, Sebastien Loeb is preparing for the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) where he will enter his own team this season.

The Sebastien Loeb Racing team has also submitted an entry request for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The team announced on Wednesday that it plans to enter the European Le Mans Series for 2013 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The French squad will contest the five-round ELMS season with an Oreca 03 Nissan, the same car driven by Loeb at the Le Mans test day last year.

“After getting our feet wet during the 24 Hours of Le Mans Test Day 2012, we want to take the next step. Competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is an important goal and to be part of such a legendary race would be a dream come true,” said team manager Dominique Heintz.

The driver lineup hasn’t been announced so far for either the ELMS or Le Mans. However, Sebastien Loeb isn’t likely to drive in neither of the two competitions, concentrating instead on the four WRC rallies and the full season in the FIA GT Series.

Loeb will partner McLaren factory driver Alvaro Parente in FIA GT on a McLaren MP4-12C.