Auto GP will welcome a new driver in this weekend’s Budapest race.
“The number of drivers getting in-touch with Auto GP for the first time keeps rising.” – Enzo Coloni
New and promising young drivers are joining Auto GP as the championship series is set to go back on-track on December the 6th and 7th at Circuit de Catalunya. After the confirmations received by Vittorio Ghirelli, Yoshitaka Kuroda and Kimiya Sato, three more racers are now set to line-up aboard the Auto GP Zytek-powered Lola cars in Barcelona.
Three-year agreement signed to be the official lubricant supplier
Zytek Engineering Limited has signed a three-year agreement with leading high performance and competition lubricants specialist Motul. The Repton-based race engine and chassis manufacturer has named Motul, which has a long history of association with motor sport, as a technical partner and the supplier of its official lubricants. Motul will work closely with Zytek on the development of its engines, supplying oil for its engine test facility, as well as workshop consumables and on-track technical support.
To develop Energy Recovery Systems for motor racing
Honda Motor Company has announced the formation of a new technical partnership with British company Zytek Automotive to develop Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) specifically for motor racing. The partnership brings together the vast experience of Honda in the development and manufacture of hybrid road cars with Zytek’s innovative electronic solutions for motorsport.
At 16, Sergey Sirotkin became the youngest race winner ever in Auto GP history.
After that magic weekend in Valencia he kept making an impression on the paddock emerging as one of the most interesting talents in European motorsport. His tally now includes one win, one 2nd place, three 3rd place finishes, one pole position and 5 fastest laps, impressive achievements for a driver that last year was driving a F. Abarth, a car with just a fraction of the power delivered by the Zytek engine Lolas of Auto GP.
Juan Carlos Sistos is the latest new-entry for the Portimão round of Auto GP.
The Mexican driver will join Zele Racing driving the #9 car, while Sten Pentus will again take the wheel of the #8 entry. A 20 year-old from Mexico, Sistos is one of the most interesting talents of South-American Motorsport: currently a top-runner in the European F3 Open, Juan Carlos boasted a stunning start of the season taking pole and winning Race 1 in the opening round of that Series.
21 year-old from Brazil
After Sten Pentus another newcomer will join Auto GP World Series in Valencia, it’s Yann Cunha, who will drive the #23 entry of Ombra Racing on the Spanish track. A 21 year-old from Brazil, Cunha has been a strong F3 contender in the last few seasons, clinching wins both in South America and in Europe.
Auto GP teams keep working to prepare the coming season in the best possible way.
With the first event of the Championship scheduled as early as 10 March three teams decided to fly to Valencia for a three-day test that will kick-off tomorrow morning: Campos Racing, MLR71 and Ombra Racing decided to make the most of the warm Spanish weather to put some mileage under their belts, a test that will surely prove very important as the Ricardo Tormo circuit will host the second event of the season.
Second team to race 2011’s most successful LMP2
Success 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.
Chassis and engine orders pour in for 2012
Zytek Engineering is building on its championship winning season with plans unveiled recently showing that it will be busier than ever during 2012. Greaves Motorsport has shown faith in the chassis that took it to an LMP2 class victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours by announcing that it will run two cars, while a record number of enquiries have been received with regard to the Zytek developed and serviced Nissan LMP2 engine.
Giancarlo Serenelli was among the drivers taking part in the latest Auto GP test in Magione.
The driver from Venezuela went on track on both days with Ombra Racing, in order to have all the time to work with the team and get acquainted with the 550 bhp boasted by the Zytek engine. He had a steady improving trend on both days, and the experience definitely boosted his confidence in the Series as the right choice for a next step in his career.
“We’re very honoured and proud to have been chosen by Renault Sport” – Jean-Paul Driot
Good news for DAMS a week after it sent in its entry as its name appears on the list of the 13 teams published by Renault Sport, which have been accepted for the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series. The squad from Ruaudin will be back with two cars to take on top-quality rivals in this closely-contested championship.
Proven experience chosen for new car
Zytek 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.
2010 begins in November with an open test in Magione
Even if there’s still one event missing, scheduled for October 18, in order to close this season, for the Euroseries 3000 by PartyPoker Racing it’s already time to think about 2010. The definition of the details for next year’s championship is even ahead of schedule, so Enzo Coloni decided to announce an official open test session, dedicated to all the drivers who wish to try the Lola B05/52 powered by Zytek.
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