Tag Archive: Olivier Pla

Jan 25

Sparco teams up with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing

The journey to the Le Mans 24 Hours has begun

FordGT_2016_WEC_Pla_Mucke_Priaulx_Franchitti The Italian brand is partner on the all-new Ford GT in FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

WEC: Ford reveals its drivers (+video)

The rumours that were flying were finally put to rest

After having announced the identities of the drivers who will compete in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, new moniker of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, at the end of last year, Ford did the same for its drivers in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Olivier Pla powers new Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2 to TOTAL Pole Award in qualifying for 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring

Plowman gives BAR1 Motorsports second consecutive PC pole

12 Hours of Sebring logoOlivier Pla translated his domination of pre-event practice to his first TOTAL Pole Award, leading qualifying for Saturday’s 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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Sep 29

OAK Racing battles back to finish fourth in Bahrain

Jacques Nicolet continued the good work throughout his double-stint
OAK Racing 2012-09-29OAK RacingOAK Racing again demonstrated the raw pace of its Morgan 2012 LM P2 at the Six Hours of Bahrain today after the #24 car fought back to finish fourth of the WEC entries and sixth in class following a difficult start to the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Perfect team performance helps OAK Racing to victory at Donington (+result)

At the 6 Hours of Donington  
OAK RacingOAK Racing Potimao 20100717A combination of excellent strategy, pace and reliability helped contribute to OAK Racing claiming their first European Le Mans Series victory of the season at the 6 Hours of Donington. The French team’s #35 Onroak Automotive designed and built Morgan-Nissan 2012 LMP2 of Olivier Pla, Bertrand Baguette and Dimitri Enjalbert ran faultlessly throughout a race that also saw the #24 Judd-powered sister car come home sixth.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Audi take historic win at the 80th 24 Hours with R18 hybrid

First victory for an hybrid

24 Heures du Mans2012-06-13_0009As the No.1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer-Marcel Fassler-Benoit Treluyer took the chequered flag at exactly 1500 hours, Audi Sport today secured their 11th victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 16

Le Mans 24 Hours – Update after four hours

Larbre Competition climbing the order at Le Mans 24 Hours

Alexandre Imperatori2012-06-16_0009Larbre Competition have quickly climbed the order at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours after completing a clean opening four hours of running at the iconic endurance race this afternoon.


(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 14

Flying Lizard on GTE Am Pole in Le Mans

Lotus LMP2 Second Day at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2012-06-13_0007The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón continued to represent the Stars and Stripes well in France, as Flying Lizard Motorsports claimed the GTE Am pole for the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans. The California-based team earned the provisional pole during the first official qualifying session on Wednesday and could not be topped in two subsequent qualifying sessions on Thursday. 

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Mar 18

12 Hours of Sebring: Audi wins Classic 60th Anniversary race at Sebring (+ results, + photos)

BMW Team RLL wins dramatic GT battle on final lap
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and Alex Job Racing WeatherTech team finished in 2nd place in the GTC class

12 Hours of Sebring - 60 ansAudi -Sebring- photo DPPI Jean Michel Le MeneurAudi returned to victory at Sebring International Raceway for the first time since 2009 on Saturday with a convincing victory in the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish completed 301 laps in their Audi R18 to win by four laps in the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

12 Hours of Sebring: Audi, Muscle Milk, Ferrari lead Sebring qualifying

Grid set for 2012 ALMS and FIA WEC opener

12 Hours of Sebring MuscleMilk12 Hours of Sebring - 60 ansAndre Lotterer led an Audi sweep of the top three positions in qualifying Friday for the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. It was an expected result for the mighty trio of diesel-powered prototypes, and Lotterer led the German factory squad with a lap of 1:45.820 (127.235 mph) in the Audi R18 he drives with Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler. The three seek to add a Sebring victory to their win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Petit Le Mans podium just eludes OAK Racing

 The penultimate round of the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup has been a week full of challenges for OAK Racing

OAK RacingOAK Racing Test Le MansAfter both the Le Mans-based team’s LMP1 OAK-Pescarolos were involved in major free practice incidents, their mechanics and engineers worked flat-out to ensure that both cars were able to line-up in the best possible condition for the American sportscar classic alongside the sister LMP2 machine.

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Sep 15

Autosport 1000km of Silverstone race report

Olivier Pla and Miguel Amaral finished second

In the LMP2 class in Autosport 1000km of Silverstone at the wheel of the Quifel-ASM Ginetta-Zytek. The pair led the category of the 170-lap race at the end of the third and fourth hours but were ultimately unable to repeat their victory earlier this year at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

LMS Champions to race for Le Mans honours

Zytek Motorsport provides support for four teams at French classic

Zytek Motorsport is supporting four teams at this weekend’s Le Mans 24-hours with line-ups that include the reigning Le Mans Series LMP2 champions and the 1992 Formula One World Champion. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Zytek returns to winning ways

LMP2 champions class winners and first petrol car at Spa

Zytek Motorsport has returned to its winning ways with victory in today’s 1000km of Spa. Le Mans Series LMP2 champions Olivier Pla and Miguel Amaral in the Quifel-ASM Ginetta-Zytek 09SB took not only the LMP2 class but also finished an impressive sixth place overall, the first petrol-fuelled car home, irrespective of category. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Zytek features strongly in Le Mans entry

Nigel Mansell’s LMP1 plus a third of the LMP2 class powered by Zytek engines

Zytek Motorsport features strongly in the list of entries, issued today for the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans race.  Former World Champion Nigel Mansell will be at the wheel of Beechdean Mansell’s Zytek-built 09S LMP1 while a third of the LMP2 field will be powered by Zytek engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Champion on pole at Silverstone

Olivier Pla again dominates in his Ginetta-Zytek

Champion sets poleFor the third consecutive round of the Le Mans Series, Olivier Pla has claimed pole position in the LMP2 class with his Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Newly crowned champions fastest at Silverstone‏

Ginetta-Zytek racers have secured team and drivers’ titles

LMP2 championsNewly crowned Le Mans Series LMP2 Team Champion Quifel-ASM Team has again shown its Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S to be the class of the field. Today at Silverstone, driver Olivier Pla totally dominated the LMP2 category finishing the second practice session over two seconds quicker than the next in class Quifel-ASM had started the week as clear favourite with a massive nine-point lead in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Ginetta-Zytek leads all the way

In Portugal Quifel-ASM GZ09S reigns supreme in LMP2 class

The Ginetta-Zytek entered by local team Quifel-ASM totally dominated the LMP2 class of the 1,000km do Algarve, which finished in the early hours of this morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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