LMP began life as the Chrysler LMP. Chrysler had suddenly
serious after 2000's somewhat lackluster first year with the
The Dallara LMP was already on the drawing board, and when Chrysler
in, Dallara offered it to them. Le Mans 2001 was a much
for Chrysler, and a very good showing for the Dallara's debut (4th
But for whatever reason, Chrysler's mood changed, and the winter of
saw the Chrysler LMP program go away. Dallara's reward was to
able to offer the chassis up to privateers.
At Le Mans
2002, Team Oreca, working in
conjunction with Dallara, forged ahead and developed the chassis,
many minor alterations in hopes of bringing the fight to
the cars were close in qualifying, the Dallara simply could not match
Audi's race pace out of the need to keep its Judd V10 alive for 24
essentially a off year for the
Dallara chassis. But in 2004, Rollcentre Racing purchased
Dallara LMPs and raced the cars at Sebring, the Le Mans Endurance
and Le Mans.
Rollcentre continued to fly the
Dallara banner even installing a 3.0 liter twin turbo Nissan engine in
one of their chassis.