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  • Signatech Alpine Matmut finished second in the LMP2 class at the 6 Hours of Fuji.
  • Nicolas Lapierre, André Negrão and Gustavo Menezes were unable to convert their domination into a deserved win, with the race significantly disrupted by the weather conditions.
  • Despite this frustrating situation, the no.36 crew closed the gap to the championship leader with two races left to go.

Building on the performance displayed in Mexico, André Negrão and Nicolas Lapierre claimed a second consecutive pole position in the no.36 Alpine A470. Men and machines were already being sorely tested, as air temperatures peaked at around 35°C.

  • The Signatech Alpine team produced an impressive performance to finish second in LMP2 as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) resumed at the 6 Hours of Mexico.

  • After claiming pole position, Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and André Negrão secured the no.36 Alpine A470's best result this season.

  • The FIA WEC continues in two weeks' time in Austin (United States).

  • The Signatech Alpine Matmut rounded off the European leg of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a podium at the Nürburgring.
  • The no.36 Alpine A470 (Lapierre / Menezes / Rao) overcame a difficult qualifying session to grab third place and set the fastest race lap in the LMP2 category.
  • Unfortunately, gearbox problems meant that the no.35 car (Panciatici / Negrão / Ragues) had to retire two hours into the race.
  • The next round takes Signatech Alpine Matmut to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City (1-3 September).
  • Alpine A110 to take to the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed in UK action debut
  • Historic Alpines also on display and driven throughout the weekend
  • First deliveries of Alpine A110 in the UK expected in early 2018
  • The final standings of the 24 Hours of Le Mans have been altered following the disqualification of the no.13 Vaillante Rebellion.
  • The Signatech Alpine Matmut therefore moved up in the overall standings: the no.35 Alpine A470 finished on the LMP2 podium, whilst the no.36 car was eighth.

• Both of the Signatech Alpine Matmut team's Alpine A470s made it to the end of this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
• Running in the top three of the overall standings with less than an hour to go, the no.35 car (Panciatici/Ragues/Negrão) ended up finishing fourth in the LMP2 category and fifth overall.
• After a superb comeback, the no.36 car (Dumas/Menezes/Rao) finished in the top 10 of its category.

  • The second round of the FIA WEC World Championship took place today at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
  • The race was difficult for the Alpine A470 cars, with the #36 (Dumas / Menezes / Rao) finishing in fifth place, just ahead of the #35 (Panciatici / Ragues / Negrão)
  • Signatech Alpine Matmut will now concentrate on preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (17-18 June). The team will be on track from the 4th of June for the Test Day on the Circuit de la Sarthe.

• The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) today with the 6 Hours of Silverstone (United Kingdom).
• The Alpine A470 of Nicolas Lapierre/Gustavo Menezes/Matt Rao finished the opening race of the 2017 season in fourth position.
• Signatech Alpine Matmut dominated the majority of the race, but the team's strategy was undermined by the intervention of the safety car.
• Two Alpine A470s will be competing at the next round, which will be held on 6 May at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium).

Signatech Alpine Matmut FIA World Endurance Championship 2017.

  • The Signatech Alpine Matmut team fielded a full-strength line-up this weekend at Monza for the official prologue of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • Driving in dry, wet and then drying conditions, the no.35 and no.36 Alpine A470s managed to rack up more than 2,400km in testing.
  • The season gets underway in two weeks' time at the 6 Hours of Silverstone (16 April 2017).
  • Alpine today presented the Signatech Alpine Matmut team's programme for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at its new showroom.
  • Featuring Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and Matt Rao, the crew of the no.36 car will be tasked with defending the world titles secured in 2016.
  • Since Nicolas Lapierre has been called up to drive for a manufacturer competing in the LMP1-H class, Signatech Alpine Matmut will be welcoming Romain Dumas into the fold at Spa-Francorchamps and for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • The no.35 Alpine A470 will be driven by Nelson Panciatici, Pierre Ragues and André Negrão starting at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

One year after the presentation of the Alpine Vision show car, Alpine revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show its production car: the new A110.

Ahead of the Geneva Motor show, Alpine reveals today the first images of the new two-seater sports car it will premiere at the Geneva Motor show.

Alpine’s legendary agility has always been driven by low weight. In the new Alpine our engineers have applied this principle to the seats, which combine ultra-low weight with excellent lateral support to enable the driver to feel at one with the car.

  • Retromobile set to play host to six classic Alpine models
  • The Alpine Vision show car will also be on display as a symbolic bridge between the brand’s past and future
  • The list of entries for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship and this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans was revealed today by the organisers.
  • After an exceptional 2016 season, Alpine will be defending its titles with two new A470 prototypes competing in the LMP2 category.
  • The team, now known as Signatech Alpine Matmut, confirmed that its driver line-up features Nicolas Lapierre in the no.36 car and Stéphane Richelmi in the no.35 car.

Air flow will be a key factor in the new Alpine’s performance and efficiency.

The new Alpine’s frame is a fundamental feature of the car’s design since it houses its engine, transmission and suspension.