Tag Archive: LMP2

May 02

Audi take hard fought victory in Belgium (+video, updated)

6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps WEC

2015-05-02-Thursday-008The no7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler took a second victory from two starts in 2015 with a hard fought win at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps that had the large Belgian crowd on the edge of their seats.

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May 01

FIA WEC: Porsche 1-2-3 quali lock out at Spa (+video)

Second and fourth for Ferrari in Spa qualifying

2015-05-02-Friday-041Porsche took a stunning 1-2-3 in qualifying for tomorrows 6 Hours of Spa, the second round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship.

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Jan 31

Sard Racing Team and Team Morand join forces to create Team Sard-Morand

Pierre Ragues confirmed for full FIA WEC avec season with Team Sard-Morand

Team Sard-Morand A combination with world-class ambitions for the FIA World Endurance Championship. French racer Pierre Ragues has today announced he will take part in the full 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with the newly formed Team Sard-Morand.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

From the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the Super Bowl: Nissan stands apart

Nissan has often chosen to employ aggressive and humourous communication

2014-06-12-1328Since its return in endurance as an engine supplier in the LMP2 class, Nissan has not failed to keep everyone their toes, on the track as well as in its marketing – with as a first step in 2015 a televised message on Sunday, February 1st during the Super Bowl, the American football championship game. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Re-launched European Le Mans Series in strong shape

LMP2 season review
European LeMans Series logo In 2013 the European Le Mans Series was re-launched under new management; the 2014 season provided confirmation that the revival has not only offered stability but also that the teams and drivers are fully behind it. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

What the winners said after the 4 Hours of Estoril

The 4 Hours of Estoril, which took place at the Autodromo di Estoril on Sunday, marked the end of the European Le Mans Series for 2014.

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To close the season, the drivers and teams present in Portugal put on for the many spectators in the grandstands and the paddock a superbly competitive festival of racing: three races within one race as each of the three categories, LMP2, LMGTE and GTC, battled for victory.

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Oct 19

4 Hours of Estoril: Dramatic end to 2014 ELMS Season in Portugal

Fifth place for no36 Signatech Alpine secures the 2014 European Le Mans Series driver and team titles


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The final round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series, the 4 Hours of Estoril, has been won by the No.24 ORECA 03R of Sébastien Loeb Racing, Vincent Capillaire and endurance debutant Jimmy Eriksson giving the team its first win in the Championship and the series its fifth different winner from five races. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Lucas Auer to get his next sports car outing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

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Having acquired some initial experience with a sports prototype in last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship season finale at Bahrain, Austrian racing driver, Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport), will get another sports car outing next month.

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Jun 10

Le Mans 24 Hours: KCMG all set for 2014 Le Mans

World motorsport’s greatest endurance event

KC Motorgroup Ltd (KCMG) is primed for the 82nd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend after successfully completing the traditional administrative checks and scrutineering at Place de la Republique on Monday (June 9).

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 »

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