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Sep 24

ELMS: René Rast wins turbulent race on Sunday (updated)

4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
2017-06-18-0092An exciting 4-hour encounter on the 7km Spa-Francorchamps circuit saw plenty of race action, with incidents causing two safety car periods and three Full Course Yellows.

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Sep 23

ELMS: Dragonspeed on pole for 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The Dragonspeed Oreca was 0.375s ahead of the championship leading no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca of Ryo Hirakawa
2017-06-15-0002The no21 Dragonspeed Oreca07-Gibson of Ben Hanley secured the third pole of the 2017 season for the American team with the British driver posting a 2m02.457 lap around the 7km Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

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Sep 23

ELMS: Championship leaders out in front at Spa

4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

2017-06-15-0106The no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca07 was the quickest of the 35 cars taking part in Free Practice 2 for the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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Sep 18

ELMS: Facts and figures about the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The Belgium track will host on the 24th of September the fifth round of the 2017 ELMS for the second year in a row
2011-08-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Belgium - Spa-Francorchamps 00Since its creation in 1920 the Spa-Francorchamps circuit has always been adapted to the latest safety standards and hosts now the biggest motorsports events in the world from the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium to the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (FIA WEC).

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Sep 15

ELMS: Belgium to showcase the best of endurance as series heads to Spa

4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumThe 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is Round 5 of the 2017 European Le Mans Series and will take place at Belgium’s premier race circuit on Sunday 24 September.

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Aug 28

SMP Racing score debut LMP2 win in Le Castellet

LMP2: Russian Celebrations in France
2016-09-24-Saturday-0013ELMS LMGTE and GTC Champions SMP Racing scored their debut ELMS LMP2 victory in the 4 Hours of Le Castellet with Matevos Isaakyan and Egor Orudzhev also celebrating the first win for the Dallara P217-Gibson.

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Aug 26

ELMS: Dragonspeed still out in front after FP2

United Autosports were quickest of the seventeen LMP3 competitors
2017-06-15-0090The final Free Practice session of the weekend at Le Castellet saw the no21 Dragonspeed Oreca07-Gibson at the top of the timing screens for the second time in two days.

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Aug 21

ELMS: 5 reasons to come to Le Castellet

Become a driver in our simulator, meet the drivers, etc
In only a few days the ELMS weekend will arrive in France for the fourth round of the 2017 season for two days of animations on and off track for all the fans.

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Aug 17

ELMS heads to Le Castellet showdown

4 Hours of Le Castellet on Sunday 27 August
Circuit Paul Ricard - Le CastelletWith all six titles all too close to call, the teams and drivers contesting the 2017 European Le Mans Series head to the Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France for round 4 of the season.

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Jul 17

Fact and figures about the 2017 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring

The 2017 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring will be the fifth visit of the European Le Mans Series in Austria
20160722_031The 4.326km track will welcome the 36 entries of the ELMS for an epic battle on the 23rd of July that will mark the mid-season. Once again this year the winners of the race will be the ones to watch for the rest of the season and for the titles race.

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Jul 06

How a pitstop works?

During an Endurance race pitstops are one of the key elements where a race can be won or lost.

2017-06-15-0200The quicker the pitstop, the quicker you get back on track. It’s also a matter of strategy, every team knows when they will do their pitstop and when they will change drivers. To pit or not at a certain point of race can be decisive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 16

ELMS teams’ classification after qualifying 3

There is no track action Friday to allow teams time to prepare the cars
2017-06-04-0327In LMP2, the first ELMS team is SMP Racing with the Dallara P217 n°27, Mikhail Aleshin just improve his time at the end of the session with a lap in 3:27.782 and is standing in 10th position in the class. After suffering from some mechanical problems yesterday and during the second qualifying session, the mechanics did a great job to bring back their car up in the timing sheet.

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Preparation of a car

An engineer explained all about the changes they did to their car ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0062The preparation of a car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is really different to what is required for an ELMS race that lasts only 4 hours. For Le Mans, the teams are re-building their car(s) almost entirely in order to make them last for 24 hours of racing.

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Jun 14

What happened during the scrutineering

Let’s have a look back at what happened in the “Place de la République” during the two days of scrutineering
2017-06-12-MondayAll the cars and the teams went to the scrutineering the past two days and they are now all cleared to take part to the free practice and qualifying on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Jun 08

Barrichello Looks Forward to Le Mans Debut

The 45-year-old Brazilian holds the record for the most Formula One starts
Eleven-time Grand Prix winner Rubens Barrichello will make his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut on June 17 lining up alongside 1988 Le Mans winner Jan Lammers and Fritz Van Eerd in the European Le Mans Series LMP2 class no29 Racing Team Nederland Dallara P217-Gibson.

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Jun 02

Rubens Barichello on his way to Le Mans

Ex-Formula 1 star Rubens Barichello who will race for ELMS team Racing Team Nederland

2017-04-15-0027Since 2014, all rookies are required by the ACO to attend an intensive simulator day at AOTech on the outskirts of Paris, where they are put through their paces in a variety of situations they will face during the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

ELMS teams are setting up in Le Mans

Test Day of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Only three days before the Test Day of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the 17 ELMS teams that will take part to the race have arrived in Le Mans.

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May 31

ELMS: Teams and drivers head to Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans: Nearly 50% of the LMP2 grid will be made up of ELMS competitors
While the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans is not part of the 2017 European Le Mans Series calendar, the race at La Sarthe is an important part of the season for many of the ELMS competitors.

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May 29

One week before the Le Mans 24 Hours test day

Le Mans 24 Hours
2016-06-19In one week the 16 ELMS teams that will take part to the 24 Hours of Le Mans will participate in the official test day, only two weeks before the “Big” race.

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May 14

ELMS: G-Drive Racing win 4 Hours of Monza

The Japanese driver finished just 2 seconds ahead of his Dragonspeed teammates

2017-04-15-0041The no22 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07-Gibson crossed the line with Ryo Hirakawa at the wheel to win the 4 Hours of Monza and take the lead in the 2017 championship.

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