Tag Archive: LMP2

Dec 02

Zytek Nissan Power wins WEC LMP2 titles

World Championships fall to Anglo-Japanese engine technology

Zytek LogoZytek Nissan power has been used to win the World Endurance LMP2 Team and Drivers Championships. By finishing fourth at this weekend’s Six Hours of Bahrain, eighth round of the 2013 WEC, the OAK Racing trio of Martin Plowman, Bertrand Baguette and Ricardo Gonzalez secured the coveted titles.

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Jul 17

Mike Conway to drive for Level 5 Motorsport at the Grand Prix of Mosport

“Firstly I would like to wish Ryan Briscoe a speedy recovery and hope he gets better soon”

Mike ConwayMB Partners have secured Mike Conway a drive in the Grand Prix of Mosport in Ontario, Canada this weekend with Level 5 Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

Le Mans 24 Hours: A twelfth win by Audi!

Audi adds a new victory to its impressive record, and Tom Kristensen scores his 9th victory.

Audi R18 e-tron photo © Audi CommunicationThe Dane remains more than ever the victory record holder at Le Mans, while Allan McNish scores his third victory in La Sarthe in fifteen years. Their French team mate Loïc Duval,who took the pole, adds the Le Mans 24 Hours to the Sebring 12 Hours and Tourist Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Lotus Motorcycles to build its own and first ever motorcycle

The bike will be named Lotus C-01

Lotus Motorcycles logoLotus Motorcycles was established to design and build the first motorcycle of the iconic car manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

24 Hours of Le Mans: Zytek Nissan engine clinches pole at Le Mans

Fastest LMP2 time for Repton developed power plant 

Zytek Nissan engined car takes poleA Zytek Nissan-engined car grabbed the LMP2 class pole position for the Le Mans 24-hours last night. In the closing seconds of final qualifying, Olivier Pla in the OAK Racing Morgan, which features a Zytek developed and serviced Nissan VK45DE engine, recorded the fastest lap in class with a time of 3mim 38.621sec.

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Jun 19

Le Mans 24 Hours: Practice and qualifying 1 report

Final preparations complete ahead of Le Mans assault

The final two qualifying sessions take place on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s race, which begins at 3pm local time. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Record numbers for Zytek at Le Mans

Three chassis and seven engines entered

ZytekZytek is looking forward to a record participation in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race. No fewer than seven prototypes, almost one third of the LMP2 category, will be powered by a Zytek developed and serviced Nissan VK45DE engine, while three Zytek chassis will be among the favourites to win the class. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Chinese Le Mans team eyes F1

F1 could soon have a Chinese formula one team.

KC Motorgroup Ltd.Flagworld - F1Recently, Hong Kong-based KC Motorgroup (KCMG) became the first Chinese entry to be confirmed for the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Lotus LMP2 will race in FIA World Endurance Championship

Lotus announces to participate in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Lotus LMP2WEC logoThe deadline for the Championship registration ended yesterday and the squad has submitted the entry for two cars for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

British star Turvey joins Jota Sport for 2013 season

Turvey joins Jota following a promising 2012 season

Oliver Turvey - Jota Sport2012-12-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Oliver Turvey 05Jota Sport will welcome one of Britain’s most exciting young racing talents into its fold for the 2013 season after inking a deal with McLaren development driver Oliver Turvey. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Alonso the ‘hero’ of 2012 season so far – Brundle

Former F1 driver Martin Brundle has hailed Fernando Alonso as his “hero” of the 2012 season so far.

2012-06-08_02942012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 480But the veteran of 158 grands prix, who for the past 15 years has been a commentator for British television, is not so rude as to describe Michael Schumacher as the contrasting “zero”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Perfect team performance helps OAK Racing to victory at Donington (+result)

At the 6 Hours of Donington  
 
OAK RacingOAK Racing Potimao 20100717A combination of excellent strategy, pace and reliability helped contribute to OAK Racing claiming their first European Le Mans Series victory of the season at the 6 Hours of Donington. The French team’s #35 Onroak Automotive designed and built Morgan-Nissan 2012 LMP2 of Olivier Pla, Bertrand Baguette and Dimitri Enjalbert ran faultlessly throughout a race that also saw the #24 Judd-powered sister car come home sixth.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Audi take historic win at the 80th 24 Hours with R18 hybrid

First victory for an hybrid

24 Heures du Mans2012-06-13_0009As the No.1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer-Marcel Fassler-Benoit Treluyer took the chequered flag at exactly 1500 hours, Audi Sport today secured their 11th victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 16

Le Mans 24 Hours – Update after four hours

Larbre Competition climbing the order at Le Mans 24 Hours

Alexandre Imperatori2012-06-16_0009Larbre Competition have quickly climbed the order at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours after completing a clean opening four hours of running at the iconic endurance race this afternoon.

 

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 15

Lotus LMP2 with new project in 2013

Lotus LMP2 develops own sports car prototype

Lotus-LMP2-Side-2013Lotus-LMP2-Front-2013Lotus LMP2 is working with united forces in developing its own Lotus LMP car that will initially run in the LMP2 class. The next step will be the development of a new LMP1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Flying Lizard on GTE Am Pole in Le Mans

Lotus LMP2 Second Day at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2012-06-13_0007The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón continued to represent the Stars and Stripes well in France, as Flying Lizard Motorsports claimed the GTE Am pole for the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans. The California-based team earned the provisional pole during the first official qualifying session on Wednesday and could not be topped in two subsequent qualifying sessions on Thursday. 

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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May 02

Seven Nation Army of Lolas head to Spa

“Spa is a very big race for Lola this weekend” – Martin Birrane

 Seven Lola designed and built LMP cars head to the glorious Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this weekend, looking to  continue the fine start to the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

12 Hours of Sebring: Audi, Muscle Milk, Ferrari lead Sebring qualifying

Grid set for 2012 ALMS and FIA WEC opener

12 Hours of Sebring MuscleMilk12 Hours of Sebring - 60 ansAndre Lotterer led an Audi sweep of the top three positions in qualifying Friday for the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. It was an expected result for the mighty trio of diesel-powered prototypes, and Lotterer led the German factory squad with a lap of 1:45.820 (127.235 mph) in the Audi R18 he drives with Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler. The three seek to add a Sebring victory to their win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

12 Hours of Sebring‏: Lotus LMP2 preview

The 12 hours race will take place on March 17th

Lotus LMP2 logoLotus Lola LMP2Lotus LMP2 is looking forward to contesting in the opening race of the newly created FIA World Endurance Championship being held at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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