HUNTINGDON racing car maker Lola this week launched its 2012 LMP1 (Le Mans Prototype) design, the Lola B12/60 that will compete in the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship as well as the American Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series this season.

Lola is building upon the successful foundations of its double title winning 2011 campaign when it took the ALMS and LMS manufacturers' crowns.

"Extensive development work over the winter in both aerodynamic and mechanical studies has produced a significantly different product for the 2012 season," a company spokesman said.

Lola executive chairman Martin Birrane added: "Our customers share Lola's vision and technical thirst for continuous improvement, so we believe that all our entries this year will again be competing for further silverware with the new-look Lola B12/60."