Tag Archive: Le Mans Series

Feb 13

Shell returns to sports car racing as Official Fuel Partner to FIA World Endurance Championship

And European Le Mans Series

Shell logo Shell announces its return to top-flight sports prototype and GT competition, signing an agreement with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) as Official Fuel Partner to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and European Le Mans Series (ELMS). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Lotus F1 Team announces 2012 Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test line-up

Young Guns

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Nicolas Prost2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Edoardo MortaraNicolas Prost, Edoardo Mortara and Davide Valsecchi will join Lotus F1 Team for the Abu Dhabi young driver test, which will take place following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Jota Sport reunites with Zytek

Second team to race 2011’s most successful LMP2

Jota Sport Zytek Z011SN ZytekSuccess breeds success. A second team is to run one of Zytek’s championship winning Z011SN LMP2 prototypes in this year’s European Le Mans Series and, entry permitting, at Le Mans itself. Kent-based Jota Sport has announced this week that it will join Greaves Motorsport to race 2011’s most successful LMP2 car.

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Nov 04

New customer sport top model for 2012 race season

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

911 GT3 RSR 01911 GT3 RSR 02The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is ready to race. The top model of Porsche Motorsport’s customer racing vehicles will head into the 2012 season with extensive modifications. Particularly striking at first glance are the changes to the body: the width of the new GT3 RSR has grown by 48 millimetres. Built to conform to the A.C.O. “LM” GTE regulations, the 911 represents the crowning pinnacle of a range of successful customer sport race cars that are based on the 997 type 911 GT3 RS street sports car.

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Oct 11

Quaife sets the pace for McLaren GT at Silverstone

delivered a stand-out performance in the Blancpain Endurance Series season finale at Silverstone last weekend

Phil Quaife  2011-10-11Phil Quaife portraitThe Kent racer, who has plied his trade with CRS Racing in the Le Mans Series for much of this season, made the transition from Ferrari to McLaren look effortless at the British Grand Prix venue where development of the factory-supported #60 MP4-12C GT3 continued in the three-hour enduro. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Zytek Nissan dominates the season

Repton prepared engines win every LMS round

ZytekGreaves Motorsport logoZytek Nissan-engined cars finished first and second in the LMP2 class at yesterday’s Six Hours of Estoril. The result capped a superb Le Mans Series season in which the 4.5-litre VK45DE power unit won its category at every round and in which the Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan Z11SN claimed the team and driver’s championships with three victories from five races.

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Sep 11

Signature driver Wittmann strikes back

Marco Wittmann (Signature) was victorious in the third Formula 3 Euro Series race at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone circuit.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSilverstone logoIn spite of a drive through penalty for jumping the start, points’ leader Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) still to the chequered flag in second place. Carlos Muñoz (Signature) ended up third in the race that had many entertaining position fights. With six races remaining, Merhi’s advantage in the drivers’ standings is 76 points, Wittmann has moved up into second place again.

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Sep 10

Guest driver Marco Sørensen beats Prema-Duo

Merhi now 72 points clear of his main rival Daniel Juncadella

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSilverstone logoMarco Sørensen (Mücke Motorsport) crowned his guest drive in the Formula 3 Euro Series with victory in the second race at Silverstone. At the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone circuit, he finished ahead of the two Spaniards Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) and Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam), who ended up second and third respectively.

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Sep 10

Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) won the maiden race of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone circuit.

Formula 3 Euro Series 2011 – Press Release No. 48 10th September, 2011

Roberto Merhi dominates first Silverstone race

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSilverstone logoAt the venue of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Spaniard completed the 19 race laps 18.773 seconds ahead of Marco Wittmann (Signature). Merhi’s team-mate Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) rounded out the podium in third place. With his eigth season win, Merhi extended his points’ lead in the Formula 3 Euro Series while Wittmann moved up to one point behind second-placed Juncadella.

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Sep 09

Roberto Merhi on top (+results)

Kimiya Sato fourth for the first time

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSilverstone logoRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 1:52.868 minutes) set the fastest time in Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying at the 5.901 kilometres long Grand Prix circuit in Silverstone. The 20-year old Spaniard was 0.168 seconds faster than his compatriot and team-mate Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam, 1:53.036 minutes), who ended up second. Masters winner Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport, 1:53.444 minutes) followed in third place.

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Sep 08

Formel 3 Euro Series at the ’Home of British Motor Racing’

This weekend, the Formula 3 Euro Series is going to race for the first time in its history at the tradition-rich 5.901-kilometre Silverstone circuit.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSilverstone logoFor the second time this year – the first time was the season opener at le Castellet, France – the Euro Series young guns won’t be racing within the framework of DTM but in the support programme of the Le Mans Series, with newly crowned Masters winner Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) travelling to the UK with boosted self confidence.

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Aug 16

Lola launch 2012 LMP2 cost capped coupe

Lola are pleased to introduce for 2012 their cost capped LMP2 Coupe – the Lola B12/80.

An exciting addition to the current range of Lola sports prototype racing cars to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the American Le Mans Series,Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Jun 01

Zytek to supply engines for Formula Renault 3.5 Series‏

Proven experience chosen for new car

ZytekWorld Series by Renault logoZytek Engineering has been chosen to supply the engine for the Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2012 – 2014. The Repton based manufacturer was a logical choice, as its incredibly reliable engines have been the specified power units for Formula 3000, A1GP and the Auto GP series. Zytek engines have also won in class at Le Mans and powered Zytek’s own chassis to overall victories in the Le Mans Series and American Le Mans Series races, along with the LMS LMP2 drivers and team championships in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Who Works in Motorsports and Who Works in Formula One

The 2011 editions are now available!

Who Works - 2011 3Who Works - 2011 1For 22 years, the unique concept of Who Works in Formula One and Who Works in Motorsports has been an open door to the worldwide audience of Motorsport professionals and followers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Zytek’s livery competition for their Hybrid LMP1 sportscar has been extended for entries

Zytek Hybrid livery competition closing date extended to 10th May 2011

Zytek competition - 09S PromoZytekTechnical issues with email entries has resulted in the need to extend the closing date. All entries already submitted can be revised and re submitted if required. The winning design will now be unveiled prior to the Imola LMS race (1st-3rd July), and will be liveried on the car for that race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Zytek Hybrid livery competition

The competition winner will have their design liveried on the car for the Spa LMS race on 7th May

Zytek competition - 09S PromoZytekZytek are offering Motorsport fans the unique opportunity to design the livery for their new Hybrid LMP1 sportscar, the first petrol-electric hybrid car to run in the Le Mans Series (LMS). Using Zytek’s latest KERS technology the car will be run by Italian Team MIK Corse. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Swiss Racing driver Harold Primat enters third year

In LMP1 racing with Aston Martin Racing

Harold Primat-1Aston_Martin_Racing_logoSwiss racing driver Harold Primat will enter his third year of LMP1 racing with the prestigious Aston Martin Racing team in 2011.  Today it has been announced that he will continue as an official works driver for the British-based team in its 2011 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Quaife re-signs with CRS Racing for LMS title challenge

The 24-year-old Kent-based driver will compete in all five of the six-hour races on the LMS calendar

Phil KaifePhil Quaife portraitPhil Quaife will continue to race in the Le Mans Series with CRS Racing in 2011 after re-signing with the British team for a title challenge in the newly-created LM GTE Am class of the prestigious endurance racing championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Entire MG Lola collection offered for sale

MG Sportscar collection for sale

MG Sportscar Collection for SaleLola HPD, Spa 2010It is not often that an entire stable of thoroughbred sportscars comes onto the market at the same time, but as Mike Newton and the RML AD Group squad prepare for the start of the new Le Mans Series season, the CEO of AD Group has decided to offer his entire MG sportscar collection for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

RML AD Group unveils 2011 plans

Just a week after collecting the Team and Driver LMP2 trophies for the 2010 Le Mans Series

RML AD Group Collects LMS Awards 2010 - 02RML AD Group  20100510-1RML AD Group is pleased to confirm the team’s intention to defend these titles in 2011 with an HPD ARX-01d chassis, powered by the new HPD 2.8 litre twin turbo V6. Read the rest of this entry »

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