For Audi and the trio Marcel Fässler-André Lotterer-Benoît Tréluyer, victory didn’t come into view until late Sunday morning, against Toyota and Porsche.
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French endurance racer Pierre Ragues has today qualified for an impressive eighth 24 Hours of Le Mans after setting the required night-time laps with the Larbre Competition team in this evening’s qualifying session.
Audi adds a new victory to its impressive record, and Tom Kristensen scores his 9th victory.
The 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.
Fastest LMP2 time for Repton developed power plant
A 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.
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.
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.
Repton prepared engines win every LMS round
Zytek 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.
Greaves Motorsport secures LMP2 titles
Zytek Motorsport has won the Le Mans Series LMP2 Team and Drivers championships for a second time. When Tom Kimber-Smith took pole position for tomorrow’s Six Hours of Estoril race, he scored the single point necessary to secure the drivers’ title for himself and Karim Ojjeh and the team award for Zytek customer Greaves Motorsport.
Nissan/Zytek Engine Quickest In Class
Robertson Racing well set following Le Mans qualifying
OAK Racing’s hard work in the lead up to this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours paid off last night with all four OAK-Pescarolo prototypes – two each in LMP1 and LMP2 – demonstrating competitive pace during qualifying.