History of Courage

The French company "Courage Competition was founded in 1972 by Yves Kure, which planned to build cars to participate in competitions in climbing the hill. By 1982, upgraded the firm "Courage" cars BMW has won numerous awards and became the legendary members of all the major races in the hills.

However, in 1982, Yves Kure decided to expand the presence of your company in Motorsport competitions, putting his team to participate in a thousand miles of the nürburgring, and then within 24 hours of Le Mans. The Achilles heel of hire Courage became powertrain Cosworth Ford, who was unable to provide high dynamic performance with low fuel consumption. In 1985 he started a cooperation with the company "Porsche", which was planning its return to endurance race very carefully.

According to the results of the 1985 season, the team Kure took eighth place in the General classification of the world championship sports cars. However, in 1987, the team ranks third in the General classification, only losing to two teams "Porsche", which appeared on the Porsche 962. Since 1987, the team became a regular participant of such events, wining in those races where not participate riders "Porsche". Gradually Yves Kure was able to use his experience, after the unexpected departure "Porsche" from the competition. In 1999 begins cooperation with the Japanese company Nissan, as a result, "Courage" takes an active part not only in the creation of a new engine, but also prototypes for a Japanese company. However, in 2007, the crisis has hit small private company, and it was purchased by the group "Oracle", which shifted its a new unit for the production of electric motors.

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