Tag Archive: LMP2

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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Dec 11

Visit Florida Racing takes delivery of Riley-Gibson

Saturday’s test served as an initial shakedown for the Daytona Beach-based team

Visit Florida Racing 1 Visit Florida Racing took delivery of its new Gibson-powered Riley Technologies Mk. 30 on Saturday as the team put the brand new LMP2 machine through its paces at Carolina Motorsports Park.

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Nov 24

WEC: Nissan sign off from international LMP2 competition

“We’re sad that our time as an LMP2 engine supplier has come to end in the FIA WEC” – Mike Carcamo

Nissan’s amazing winning run in international LMP2 prototype competition has come to an end with G-Drive Racing earning the honour of scoring the final FIA World Endurance Championship victory with NISMO power. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

New Dutch racing team joins forces with Dallara (+video)

Named Racing Team Nederland, a new Dutch racing team has been formed to enter the Le Mans 24 Hours and European Le Mans Series

http://www.europeanlemansseries.com/assets/News/2017/Racing_Team_Nederland_Dallara_LMP2.jpgThe team’s founder Frits van Eerd, former Le Mans-winner Jan Lammers and 11-time Formula 1 Grand Prix winner Rubens Barrichello are the team’s drivers.

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Nov 09

Formula V8 3.5 series: The 2016 winner, Tom Dillmann, will join the WEC finale event with LMP2

6 hours of Bahrain

The 2016 winner, Tom Dillmann, will join the WEC finale event with LMP2Two days after being crowned as the  Formula V8 3.5  champion in 2016 with the AVF Team, the French Tom Dillmann will join the FIA WEC championship Season Finale participating with a  LMP2 car in the 6 hours of Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

ELMS: Villorba Corse confirms Belicchi and Sernagiotto alongside Lacorte on the new Dallara LMP2 prototype

Italian team announces its driver line-up for 2017 debut in the top class of ELMS

Sernagiotto Lacorte interview Spa2016 PhFotoSpeedy Alongside the already announced Roberto Lacorte, Scuderia Villorba Corse officially confirms Andrea Belicchi and Giorgio Sernagiotto on the new Dallara LMP2 prototype for 2017 European Le Mans Series campaign.

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Oct 04

ELMS: Villorba Corse moves to LMP2 with Dallara

“Road to Le Mans”

Villorba Corse and Lacorte confirm 2017 Lmp2 campaign 01 phFotoSpeedy In 2017 the Italian team will debut in the top category of ELMS with Roberto Lacorte on the new prototype upgrading its endurance racing programme and the “Road to Le Mans” project Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

WEC: Alpine sets sights on FIA WEC LMP2 title after Le Mans triumph

After finishing at the very top of the LMP2 class with the N°36 Alpine A460 at June’s Le Mans 24 Hours

2016-06-15_Wednesday-0042 A month after the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) resumes with the 6 Hours of Nürburgring on July 22-24. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

24 Hours of Le Mans: KCMG enjoy promising first day at Le Mans

The outfit still managed to finish ninth after the incident-packed two hours

KCMG KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) kick-started the defence of their LMP2 24 Hours of Le Mans title in the best possible way, after they set the pace during practice on Wednesday (June 15).

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Jun 08

Le Mans 24 Hours: Final shakedowns completed at Le Mans

In total 14 prototypes took to the track

Two days after the official Test Day, 10 of the teams entered for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took the opportunity to finalise their set ups and complete a shakedown on the Bugatti Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Bruno Senna ready for WEC return

“It is great to be back in the WEC, I love the style and purity of the racing”

Bruno Senna is relishing his return to the FIA WEC paddock this year as he gets ready for his first ever LMP2 programme with the newly formed RGR Sport by Morand team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 29

WEC: Will Stevens joins Manor for LMP2 campaign

Bringing strength, speed and an excellent working relationship with the team is former F1 driver

2015-06-04_0394 Only a few weeks after confirming its entry into WEC, the team is now pleased to reveal the first in a series of announcements to be made between now and The Prologue. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

A look at the WEC’s LMP2 teams for 2016

Five different chassis, six different nationalities of entrant, and a multitude of drivers

The ten LMP2 cars entered for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship represent the great diversity of opportunity and international feel of the WEC.

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Dec 11

Jake Dennis joins Arden-Jota for combined 2016 GP3 and part WEC-campaigns

Three-party deal hands RSF driver GP3 Series plus Spa and Le Mans LMP2 drives

Jake Dennis Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver Jake Dennis will make his previously announced step up to the 2016 GP3 series with championship front-runners Arden International. Read the rest of this entry »

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