Tag Archive: LMP2

Jul 27

The 2017 6 Hours of Nurburgring has wrapped up the European segment of the World Endurance Championship (WEC)

Alpine 2nd half of WEC season

2017-07-15-0165The Signatech Alpine Matmut team is currently 3rd in the provisional rankings of the LMP2 category with 52 points, 13 points ahead of the competitor in 2nd place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

ELMS: Double victory reinforces United Autosports’ twin title quest

Filipe Albuquerque, Will Owen and Hugo de Sadeleer overall victory in the 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring

ELMS Double victory reinforces United Autosports’ twin title questVictories in both LMP2 and LMP3 for United Autosports in the latest round of the European Le Mans Series today (23 Jul) has reinforced the Anglo-American team’s quest for twin title honours this year.

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: A 19th victory for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (updated)

2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0176After a race full of surprises and upsets, the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Bernhard, Bamber and Hartley clinches its 19th victory at the Circuit des 24 Heures. A historic win! The second and third places go to two LMP2s Orecas fielded by Jackie Chan DC Racing (#38) and Vaillante Rebellion (#13).

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche leads after disaster for Toyota

12 Hour report

2017-06-18-The RaceAt the mid-way point in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 3rd round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid is leading after a disastrous night for Toyota Gazoo Racing.

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May 17

Two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Romain Dumas chooses a Norma for Pikes Peak

Entered in the Unlimited class for the “climb to the clouds”

Two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Romain Dumas chooses a Norma for Pikes Peak

The French driver, who will represent Alpine in LMP2 at this year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will go after a third victory at Pikes Peak in Colorado with a Norma MXX, fresh off completing its first laps. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 16

ELMS: United Autosports makes history with stunning double prototype victory

Sensational last-gasp ELMS LMP2 début triumph from front row

2017-04-15-0024LMP3 championship winning team scores double podium including repeat win. Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship races next up for United. A new chapter was written in European Le Mans Series history at Silverstone yesterday (15 Apr).

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Apr 01

WEC: The Prologue is Go

The FIA WEC cars are on track and the season has officially begun!

2017-03-31-0095Italian fans have been entering the famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza all morning in order to catch sight of the new Porsche and Toyota LMP1s, the fast new LMP2s and the beautiful and high-performing LMGTEs.

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Mar 29

ELMS: Graff fastest on Day One of Monza Test

No40 Graff Oreca07-Gibson fastest in LMP2.  James Allen sets 1m36.944 lap in afternoon session

Alex Lynn season preview 4Under sunny skies, track action got underway with 8 hours of testing spread over two three hour sessions in the morning and afternoon and one two hour session which concluded after the sun had set.

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Mar 27

Cetilar Villorba Corse Dallara unveiled!

“The dream came true, now the real challenge begins”

Cetilar Villorba Corse Pisa Tower 02Under the Leaning Tower in Pisa Lacorte, Sernagiotto and Belicchi unveiled the LMP2 prototype that is going to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European le Mans Series, starting from Monza these days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

WEC: Derani and Johnson line up with Ford for Silverstone

6 Hours of Silverstone

2016-07-24-Sunday-0137The provisional entry list for the 6 Hours of Silverstone issued confirms the 28 cars expected for the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship season on Sunday 16th April although not all teams have yet finalised their driver line ups, most notably in the LMP2 category. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

ELMS: Léo Roussel completes G-Drive by DragonSpeed LMP2 entry

“I can’t wait to get started at Monza for what looks to be a really exciting ELMS season” – Léo Roussel 
2016-11-19-Saturday-006521-year-old Léo Roussel has been confirmed as the third full-season European Le Mans Series (ELMS) driver aboard the G-Drive by DragonSpeed number 22 ORECA 07 Gibson, joining Memo Rojas and Ryo Hirakawa for the six-round series.

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Mar 15

Cetilar Villorba Corse unveils its Dallara for the Le Mans 24 Hours

Cetilar Villorba Corse will unveil in such an exclusive place as the “Square of Miracles”, in Pisa

Dallara P217 prototypeOn Saturday, March 25 at 17:30hrs near the famous Leaning Tower in Pisa, Italian team will present the new LMP2 prototype and the 2017 season with racing drivers Andrea Belicchi, Giorgio Sernagiotto and Roberto Lacorte, who, during this exclusive event, will also be awarded by his Municipality. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Who is Michel Vaillant?

The man and the myth

When Rebellion Racing first revealed that their LMP2 entries in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship would be under the name Vaillante Rebellion, there was much celebration and anticipation…but predominantly from French and Belgian fans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

16 ELMS teams selected for the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours

85th edition of the 24 Hours
Almost forty five percent of the grid for the 2017 European Le Mans Series will be participating in the world’s most famous endurance racing in June.

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Jan 26

Pescatori appointed new sporting director at Cetilar Villorba Corse

Christian Pescatori as new sporting director for the 2017 LMP2 endurance programme

Cetilar Villorba Corse Dallara LMP2 2017 livery Italian driver will flank team principal Amadio as coordinator of the 2017 LMP2 endurance programme that is involving Belicchi / Lacorte / Sernagiotto on the new Dallara. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Conway competes in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend

Mike Conway will be commencing his 2017 campaign when he competes in the 24 hours of Daytona

Mike Conway Mike will be racing in the first round of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Action Express Racing in the #31 car, lining up with fellow Brit, Seb Morris and American’s Eric Curran and Dane Cameron. The race weekend gets underway on the 28th January 2017, getting behind the wheel of the Cadillac powered LMP2 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

New Year, New Regulations for LMP2

The Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) is defined as a closed racing car

2017 is the year the new LMP2 regulations come into effect with teams now being able to choose to run a car from four chassis manufacturers, all powered by a single engine supplier which offers a significant increase in performance while at the same time reducing the running costs.

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Jan 10

WEC: Nicolas Lapierre remains with Signatech Alpine

Nicolas Lapierre will return for a sixth FIA World Endurance Championship season and will defend his LMP2 title with the Signatech Alpine team

2016-07-24-Sunday-0022 The Frenchman, who won the championship crown with Gustavo Menezes and Stéphane Richelmi in 2016, has been retained but his team mates have yet to be announced.  With Californian Menezes being upgraded to gold status for 2017 the same trio will not be able to race together again LMP2 rules require that each car must have at least one silver or bronze-ranked driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 22

Alpine and Nicolas Lapierre set to continue winning partnership in 2017

FIA WEC LMP2 World Champion with Signatech-Alpine in 2016, Nicolas Lapierre will continue working with the team in 2017

2016-11-19-Saturday-0042 Next season is expected to be a big challenge for everyone, with the introduction of new, more powerful LMP2 prototypes. When he joined the Signatech-Alpine team at the start of the 2016 season, Nicolas Lapierre came armed with substantial experience in enduranceracing.

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Dec 21

Rebellion Racing announce plans for 2-car LMP2 entry*

The driver line-up combinations and the silver drivers selected by Rebellion will be confirmed in the near future

2016-11-19-Saturday-0054 Rebellion Racing has announced that the team will enter two ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 cars in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (*subject to admission by the Selection Committee), and also confirmed four of their six drivers for the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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