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Ex-Dempsey Racing Lola B12/80



Ex-Dempsey Racing Lola B12/80
LMP2 Lola originally fitted with a Judd BMW 3.6 liter V8 engine
Owned and raced by Dempsey Racing in the 2012 IMSA championship
Top ten finishes at Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio and Road America
Fully rebuild in 2019 including engine and gearbox
Front-running entry for Masters Endurance Legends in Europe and/or USA

We have the pleasure to offer the 2012 ex-Dempsey Racing Lola B12/80 LMP2, chassis HU05, for sale.

The B12/80 offered here is one of the last racing cars to be completed by Lola before they ceased operations in 2012. Available with powerplants from Nissan, Honda HPD, Lotus and – as with our car – the Judd BMW M3 V-8, the Lola B12/80 was the LMP2 version of the larger B08/60 chassis. With the large spinal fin, the car featured excellent stability at speed, a must for a car designed to go nearly 200-mph down the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans.

Its technical data are as follows:

Chassis: Lola – Carbon fibre monocoque chassis, 2-door coupe
Engine: 3.6 liter naturally aspirated JUDD BMW M3 V8 (derived from BMW S65)
Steering: Rack-and-pinion steering with Kayaba power assist system
Power: ca. 475 bhp
Gearbox: Hewland/Lola 6-speed sequential manual gearbox
Suspension: Double wishbone, push-rod actuated coil springs over dampers
Weight: ca. 825 kg

HU05 was formerly owned by Dempsey Racing and was raced by Patrick Dempsey himself during the 2012 IMSA championship with top ten finishes at Lime Rock Park, Mid-Ohio, and Road America (detail race history is below in the history section).

In 2019 the car was completely overhauled and serviced with invoices totaling over €100,000.

The work done included:

Complete rebuild of the V8 LMP2 engine including set-up by JUDD
Overhaul of the gearbox (stripping and crack-testing all parts)
New carbon clutch
Refresh of the fuel lines and cooling system
New suspension triangles
Rebuild of brake callipers
New master cylinders

After the rebuild the car did one shake-down and hasn’t been used since. It just needs a new fuel cell and crack-test to make it 100% race-ready.

Spares include two sets of wheels and HU05 also comes with its current DMSB Wagenpass and technical documentation.

This stunning ex-Dempsey Racing Lola B12/80 LMP2 would be a front-running entry for Masters Endurance Legends while it is also ready to make its re-appearance on the US Historic racing scene including HSR’s Daytona 24hr Classic.

Race History of Lola BK12/80 HU05

Date Race No. Drivers Entrant Result

12.5.2012 6 h Laguna Seca 27 Cocker / Dempsey / Foster Dempsey Racing 30th
7.7.2012 2 h 45 min Lime Rock 27 Dempsey / Foster Dempsey Racing 7th
4.8.2012 2 h 45 min Mid-Ohio 27 Foster / Dempsey / Cameron Dempsey Racing 9th
18.8.2012 4 h Road America 27 Foster / Dempsey Dempsey Racing 9th
20.10.2012 Petit Le Mans 27 Cameron / Dempsey / Foster Dempsey Racing 40th

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by Marc Devis
Published: 6 February 2023 (8 months ago)
Member Since
25 Sep 2013
Zilverstraat 14 - 16 2900 Schoten, Schoten 2900
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