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ELMS 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring, A Success For Fans And Competitors Alike
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 01:06 PM
Le Mans News
ELMS 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring, A Success For Fans And Competitors Alike


Over two days no fewer than 12,000 spectators made the trip to the most beautiful of the Austrian race circuits, a great success for the ELMS which at each of its rounds is attracting more and more spectators.

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Wolf Racing Cars' Balance Of Mid Season
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 06:00 PM
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Wolf Racing Cars' Balance Of Mid Season


It is time for the mid season balance at Wolf Racing Cars.

In the European Le Mans Series, Josè Ibanez (FRA) and Ivan Bellarosa (ITA) have always scored points in the three races run so far on the number 45 Oreca 03 branded Wolf and team Ibanez Racing is eighth in the classification with 16 points. The debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been a positive one too, as the race was ended in eighth place of class LM P2.

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European Le Mans Series, The Successes Continues
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:16 PM
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European Le Mans Series, The Successes Continues


Victories and podium finishes for the Ferrari 458 Italia in the "4 Hours of Red Bull Ring", third round of the European Le Mans Series 2015.

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Greaves Motorsport - 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:15 PM
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Greaves Motorsport - 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring


Greaves Motorsport Secured by Kairos Technologies finished a fighting fourth place overall in today’s 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring, the third round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series. Gary Hirsch, Jon Lancaster and Bjorn Wirdheim driving the team’s Nissan-powered Gibson 015S prototype were just three seconds adrift of a podium position after a great fightback.

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Sir Chris Hoy Wins Again For Nissan
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:13 PM
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Sir Chris Hoy Wins Again For Nissan


Sir Chris Hoy and his Ginetta-Nissan team mate Charlie Robertson stormed into the lead of the European Le Mans Series LM P3 category yesterday by winning the ‘4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring’ in Austria. Following them home in the LM P3 class were fellow Ginetta-Nissan drivers and GT Academy winners Mark Shulzhitskiy and Gaetan Paletou who took third place.

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Svk By Speed Factory Remains Optimistic After An Unsuccessful Run At The Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 07:33 AM
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Svk By Speed Factory Remains Optimistic After An Unsuccessful Run At The Red Bull Ring


The halfway point of the European Le Mans Series had several challenges in store for SVK by Speed Factory. After two incidents on the track, the Spanish team was forced to pull out of the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring before reaching the finish line. This ruined the team's plans to establish themselves among the fastest in the third stage of the ELMS.

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Top Five Finish For Krohn Racing At 4 Hours Of Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:48 AM
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Top Five Finish For Krohn Racing At 4 Hours Of Red Bull Ring


The Krohn Racing team of owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Julien Canal raced to a fifth-place finish today in Round Three of the 2015 FIA European Le Mans Series (ELMS) at the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring race. The race was the inaugural effort at the nine-turn, 2.688-mile/4.326 km circuit for the popular American race team, as well as for drivers Krohn and Jonsson.

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Briton Tincknell Records Fourth Career Sportscar Victory
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:25 AM
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Briton Tincknell Records Fourth Career Sportscar Victory


Harry into championship lead after helping JOTA Sport earn its first ELMS win of the season

Harry Tincknell recorded his fourth career sportscar victory when the Briton helped JOTA Sport notch up its first European Le Mans Series of the year today (12 July). The Nissan NISMO “factory” driver now jointly leads the Drivers’ standings with two races remaining having placed second and third in earlier ELMS races this year.

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Jota Sport Sweeps To Elms Glory In Red Bull Ring Race
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:25 AM
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Jota Sport Sweeps To Elms Glory In Red Bull Ring Race


JOTA Sport scored its first European Le Mans Series race victory of the season today (12 July). The British team that was denied the 2014 championship title by a mere four-points now lead this year’s standings by 2pts with two races remaining having placed second and third in earlier ELMS races. Simon Dolan, Filipe Albuquerque and Harry Tincknell swept their JOTA Gibson-Nissan to glory in the Four Hours of Red Bull Ring - the "Mighty 38" taking the chequered flag 27.478-seconds ahead of its closest challenger having completed 151-laps at an average speed of 114.27mph.


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Celadrin Villorba Corse On Lmp3 Podium At Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:20 AM
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Celadrin Villorba Corse On Lmp3 Podium At Red Bull Ring


Celadrin Villorba Corse took second place in the LMP3 class of the 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring with Giorgio Sernagiotto and Roberto Lacorte at the wheel of their Ginetta-Nissan LMP3. Italian crew could celebrate their first positive result of the season on podium after coping another very demanding and tricky weekend. Considered by the team as the real debut in the championship after they were forced to miss Silverstone and then to take part in the Imola 4 Hours like it was a test race, third round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series started with an off track in the first half of the opening free practice session on Saturday morning. The whole squad begun to work on the damaged Ginetta-Nissan as soon as it was back in pits again. Their effort continued all night long to only finish on Sunday at 8h30 in time to allow both drivers to take part in the qualifying sessions.

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Corvette Racing In Canada: Ricky Taylor On Overall Pole
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 07:46 AM
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Corvette Racing In Canada: Ricky Taylor On Overall Pole


Ricky Taylor scored his second pole position of 2015 Friday with the fastest lap in qualifying for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance. His lap of 1:09.705 (126.998 mph) in Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP gave him a 0.159-second advantage over Christian Fittipaldi in Action Express Racing’s No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP at the 2.459-mile, 10-turn Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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SVK By Speed Factory Shifts Into Top Gear At Halfway Point Of ELMS Season
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 02:45 PM
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SVK by Speed Factory shifts into top gear at halfway point of ELMS season


The European Le Mans series rookies are ready for a new challenge at the Red Bull Ring. This weekend, drivers of the Spanish team SVK by Speed Factory – Konstantins Calko, Dainius Matijosaitis and J. Fuster – will continue their work behind the wheel of their black Ginetta-Nissan P3 car.

Podium finish at 4 Hours of Imola has boosted the confidence of the débuting racers about achieving good results.

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Priaulx: 'The Podium Is Where We've Got To Aim In Spielberg'
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 10, 2015 - 02:57 PM
Le Mans News
Priaulx: 'The Podium Is Where We've Got To Aim In Spielberg'


BMW Team Marc VDS head to the third round of the European Le Mans Series at the Red Bull Ring, looking to climb onto the podium for the first time in 2015. Henry Hassid, Jesse Krohn and Andy Priaulx will be hoping to bounce back after missing the podium by less than a second at the last round. Once again, they’ll be taking to the fight with the BMW Z4 GTE.

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Krohn Racing Make Inaugural Visit To Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 10, 2015 - 06:15 AM
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Krohn Racing Make Inaugural Visit To Red Bull Ring


The No. 40 Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2-Judd will compete this weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Styria, Austria, for Round Four of the 2015 FIA European Le Mans Series (ELMS) race, the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring, July 10-12.

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A Great Day Of Entertainment At The Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 10, 2015 - 06:12 AM
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A Great Day Of Entertainment At The Red Bull Ring


The 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring will take place in Austria on Sunday 12 July and is round 3 of the 5 race 2015 European Le Mans Series.

With a unique blend of top class motor racing, with endurance racing by the European Le Mans Series, single seater action by the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and world class Touring Car entertainment by the TCR International Series. With unrivalled FREE access to the drivers, the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring event has something for the whole family to enjoy, including a full programme of off track entertainment.

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IMSA, ACO, FIA Select Four Constructors For Next Generation Prototype Chassis
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 10, 2015 - 06:10 AM
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IMSA, ACO, FIA Select Four Constructors For Next Generation Prototype Chassis


After eight months’ work and a two-month selection process, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), have chosen the four constructors who will supply chassis for the cars that will compete in the Le Mans Prototypes 2 category in ACO- and FIA-governed series and the Prototype class of the IMSA-sanctioned TUDOR United SportsCar Championship beginning in 2017, when the category’s new regulations come into force.

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Celadrin Villorba Corse To Make New Debut In Elms At Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 05:32 PM
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Celadrin Villorba Corse To Make New Debut In Elms At Red Bull Ring


Celadrin Villorba Corse next commitment is the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring to be held on Sunday 12 July. The third round of the European Le Mans Series will be a sort of new debut in the championship for the Italian team and race drivers Giorgio Sernagiotto and Roberto Lacorte at the wheel of the Ginetta-Nissan LMP3.

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Corvette Racing Returns As Defending GTLM Winners
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 03:39 PM
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Corvette Racing Returns As Defending GTLM Winners At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park


Canadian Tire Motorsport Park may be just what the doctor ordered for Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, defending winners of Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance.

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Corvette Racing In Canada: Home Away From Home
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 03:38 PM
Le Mans News
Corvette Racing In Canada: Home Away From Home


Corvette Racing has competed on tracks throughout North American and around the world. But no venue has witnessed more of the team’s successes than Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. As a result, it’s no surprise that Corvette Racing relishes a return to the historic circuit just outside Toronto.

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Greaves Motorsport Secured By Kairos Technologies Anticipates A Competitive Second Half Of The 2015 Season
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 06:08 AM
Le Mans News
Greaves Motorsport Secured By Kairos Technologies Anticipates A Competitive Second Half Of The 2015 Season


Greaves Motorsport secured by Kairos Technologies will resume their 2015 European Le Mans Series campaign this coming weekend at the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring. The team travel to the picturesque Austrian circuit, set in the State of Styria, in a confident mood following strong performances at all the races to date in 2015. The team are currently holding second place in the chase for the season’s honours and are looking to repeat their fantastic victory scored in the opening round, the 4 Hours of Silverstone.

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Balance of Performance Updates for 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 07:08 AM
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Balance of Performance Updates for 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring


Following the opening two races of the 2015 European Le Mans Series season at Silverstone and Imola the Balance of Performance (BoP) for the GTC class has been updated, with the weights of two of the five cars entered for the race in Austria on the 11/12 July being adjusted.

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Interview with Richard Lietz
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 07:07 AM
Le Mans News
Interview with Richard Lietz


The 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring are now approaching and Christian Reiter from Projetkt Spielberg met with Richard Lietz, the only Austrian driver at the start of the 3rd European Le Mans Series 2015 race. He will be sharing LMGTE duty at the wheel of the n°88 Porsche 911 RSR Team Proton Competition, with Christian Ried, team owner and German Sabastian Asch.

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Tincknell Back In Elms Action With Jota Sport For Austrian Encounter
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 04:14 PM
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Tincknell Back In Elms Action With Jota Sport For Austrian Encounter


Harry Tincknell returns to LM P2 sportscar action when the Nissan NISMO "factory" driver races for JOTA Sport in the third round of the European Le Mans Series on Sunday (12 July). Tincknell re-joins Simon Dolan and Filipe Albuquerque in JOTA’s Gibson-Nissan for the Four Hours of Red Bull Ring after making his race debut in the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO at the Le Mans 24 Hours last month (13-14 June).

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Jota Sport Flat Out To SCORE First Elms Victory Of 2015
Posted by: newsla on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 07:03 AM
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Jota Sport Flat Out To SCORE First Elms Victory Of 2015


JOTA Sport is on maximum attack to score its first European Le Mans Series win of the year in the third round of the championship at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday (12 July). The British team has finished second (Silverstone) and third (Imola) in this season’s previous ELMS races but is intent on going one better in Austria on this occasion having finished second in last year’s corresponding race and underline its ELMS title credentials with a victory.

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Krohn Racing Announces Driver Addition For Elms Race At Red Bull Ring
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 07:07 AM
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Krohn Racing Announces Driver Addition For Elms Race At Red Bull Ring


Krohn Racing announced today that Frenchman Julien Canal will replace ELMS regular co-driver Oswaldo (Ozz) Negri, Jr. for the Red Bull Ring round of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS). Canal will join team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn and teammate Nic Jonsson for the next ELMS round on July 11-12 in the Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2 Judd-powered LMP2 car.

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