Tag Archive: LMP2

Dec 18

The Super Season starts here!

Registration for entries to the 2018-19 Super Season open today and it is already shaping up to be a great one

Teams can apply for entries to the LMP1 category – both hybrid and non-hybrid cars – LMP2, LMGTE Pro and Am, and early indications are that there will be a strong demand for places on the grid in all classes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

WEC: Rebellion Racing aiming for LMP1 with super-strong line up

The Swiss team will apply for entry for two cars

2017 LMP2 Champions, Rebellion Racing, are aiming to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the Super Season in the LMP1 category, just one year after leaving it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

ELMS: Sporting Regulation Changes for 2018 Season

New LMP2 Trophy for Bronze and Silver Crews
2017-04-15-0040After an exciting and close 2017 European Le Mans Series, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has made several small changes to the ELMS sporting regulations for the 2018 season which starts at Le Castellet in April.
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Dec 01

Ligier Uk to return to Autosport International Show in 2018

Increased presence at the 2018 Autosport Show for Ligier UK

LMP2, LMP3 and JS P4 cars on display at NEC, Birmingham. Ligier UK joined by Onroak Automotive in January. Ligier UK have confirmed they will be returning to the Autosport International Show on 11-14 January 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

Williams Martini Racing F1 driver Lance Stroll will lead an all-star team for the Jackie Chan DCR JOTA run LMP2 cars at Daytona next January

Felix Rosenqvist, Robin Frijns and Daniel Juncadella will join Stroll aboard the car

In addition to Stroll, the line-up will include some of the world’s most talented young racers in one of the two Jackie Chan DCR JOTA run Oreca-Gibson cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

Hartley’s ELMS path to Formula One

After competing in F3, GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5
2017-10-21_0007Newly crowned FIA World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley will take part in the final 2017 Formula One race in Abu Dhabi this weekend and the 28-year-old New Zealander has been confirmed at Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2018 F1 season.

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Nov 22

Stroll in frame to join Alonso in Daytona 24 field

As indicated by sources in Bahrain over the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1918Lance Stroll is in the frame to join Formula 1 colleague Fernando Alonso in the field for January’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, Crash.net understands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

Successful debut test for Fernando Alonso in United Autosports’ Ligier JS p217

McLaren driver completes first test ahead of Rolex 24 At Daytona debut

Successful debut test for Fernando Alonso in United Autosports’ Ligier JS p217First time Spanish racer has driven an LMP2 car. Next outing will be the ROAR before the 24 on 5-7 January. Fernando Alonso has successfully completed his first test in the United Autosports’ Ligier JS P217 ahead of his debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

WEC: Porsche takes final pole for 919 Hybrid in Bahrain; Signatech Alpine claims 3rd LMP2 pole in 2017

WEC 6H of Bahrain – Rigon and Bird on pole on the #71 Ferrari 488

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Porsche took a final pole position with the ultra-successful 919 Hybrid as it bows out of competition at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

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Nov 09

Fernando Alonso poised for Toyota LMP1 test in Bahrain

Alonso is set to share running in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 with rising Thomas Laurent and Mike Conway

2017-10-22_1005Fernando Alonso looks set to enjoy his first LMP1 test in Bahrain next Sunday ahead of a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, with multiple outlets reporting the two-time Formula 1 world champion will feature for Toyota at next Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Lando Norris excels in maiden sports-prototype test runs

United Autosports complete successful Paul Ricard test 

Britain’s rising single-seater star Lando Norris made a remarkable sports-prototype début by immediately setting very competitive lap times in his first-ever run in an LMP2 sportscar.

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Oct 14

LMP2 is already preparing for 2018!

This was approved in the case where performance gaps were noted between the four chassis.

2017-09-15-0110In compliance with the regulations drawn up in consultation with the four constructors involved, Oreca, Onroak, Riley and Dallara, adjustments are going to be made to certain prototypes after the first season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Phil Hanson signs for United Autosports in 2018

Full LMP2 programme for 18-year-old with United Autosports

Phil Hanson signs for United Autosports in 2018United Autosports have confirmed that Phil Hanson will join their race team for 2018, racing in a number of high-profile events with the team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

United Autosports and Andretti Autosport invest in partnership with Walkinshaw Racing

United Autosports team up with Walkinshaw Racing and Andretti Autosport

United Autosports and Andretti Autosport invest in partnership with Walkinshaw RacingThree iconic brands from Australia, America and Europe combine to make global partnership. Shared expertise and commercial opportunities main aim of partnership. United Autosports have joined forces with Walkinshaw Racing and Andretti Autosport to form a global partnership of three iconic names in worldwide motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

WEC: Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2

Pole position for Rigon and Bird 71 Ferrari

Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2Brendon Hartley set the outright fastest lap of a mixed conditions qualifying session in Mexico today to lay the foundations for the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid’s bid for success in the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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