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Progress For Ibanez Racing And Wolf In Imola's Second Round Of The European
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 05:57 PM
Le Mans News
Progress For Ibanez Racing And Wolf In Imola's Second Round Of The European Le Mans Series


Following the promising sixth place at the debut in the opening round of the European Le Mans Series in Silverstone, the number 45 Oreca 03 branded Wolf Racing Cars confirmed its speed in the 4 hours of Imola, race that Josè Ibanez and Ivan Bellarosa ended again in P6 last Sunday.


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4 Hours of Imola - Greaves Motorsport
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:10 PM
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4 Hours of Imola - Greaves Motorsport


Greaves Motorsport Secured by Kairos Technologies finished fourth today in the 4 Hours of Imola, the second round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series. The team’s Nissan-powered Gibson 015S prototype running in the LM P2 category was in contention all race for a podium place and also overall victory.

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Elms Imola - Thiriet By Tds Racing Wins Thriller In Imola
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:05 PM
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Elms Imola - Thiriet By Tds Racing Wins Thriller In Imola


Under blue skies and bright sunshine the 4 Hours of Imola proved to be dramatic from the very start when the no 44 Ibanez Racing Oreca of Yutaka Yamagishi stopped on the formation lap forcing the race director to declare a second lap behind the leading car before the race could begin.


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Krohn Racing Finishes Fifth At 4 Hours Of Imola
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 07:05 AM
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Krohn Racing Finishes Fifth At 4 Hours Of Imola


The Krohn Racing team of owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Oswaldo (Ozz) Negri, Jr. drove another clean and steady race to a fifth-place finish in Round Two of the 2015 FIA European Le Mans Series (ELMS) today for the 4 Hours of Imola. The popular American team came into the second round of the season in fourth place in the LMP2 class points and maintained that position with their fifth-place finish at the Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit four-hour ELMS race in Imola, Italy.


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Svk By Speed Factory In Imola: 2nd Place In The Team's Second Race
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 06:20 AM
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Svk By Speed Factory In Imola: 2nd Place In The Team's Second Race


Competition is heating up in the new LMP3 class, which made its début in this year's European Le Mans Series. The SVK by Speed Factory racing team, also making their début in Le Mans this season, is sure of this. First getting their feet wet in Silverstone a month ago, the Spanish team proved it has the drive to fight for the best results in Sunday's race. In the lead for over half of the race in their class, the pilots from Latvia, Lithuania and Spain did a total of 124 laps and won second place in the LMP3 category.


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Tincknell Scores Second Consecutive Elms Rostrum Finish
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 06:20 AM
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Tincknell Scores Second Consecutive Elms Rostrum Finish


Harry Tincknell scored a second consecutive European Le Mans Series rostrum finish when the British youngster along with Simon Dolan and Filipe Albuquerque finished third at Imola yesterday (17 May) – but the result could have been so different. Having dominated the corresponding 4 Hour race 12 months ago with pole-position, Harry’s fastest race lap and race win, the same trio finished 86secs behind the winning car on this occasion in their JOTA Sport Gibson-Nissan. A second consecutive win for Tincknell looked likely until mid-distance when an unscheduled pit-stop for bodywork repairs cost Harry and the team dearly.

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Jota Sport Scores Second Consecutive Elms Rostrum Finish
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 06:19 AM
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Jota Sport Scores Second Consecutive Elms Rostrum Finish


British team scores unrepresentative third place after wayward Ferrari collides with Gibson causing costly pit-stop for bodywork repairs

JOTA Sport scored a second consecutive European Le Mans Series rostrum finish when Simon Dolan, Filipe Albuquerque and Harry Tincknell finished third at Imola today (17 May). Having dominated the corresponding 4 Hour race 12 months ago with pole-position, fastest race lap and race win, the same trio in the same rebranded Gibson-Nissan, finished 86secs behind the winning car on this occasion. A second consecutive JOTA win looked a distinct possibility until mid-distance when an unscheduled pit-stop for bodywork repairs cost them dearly.

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Global Podiums And A Poignant Top Ten Finish
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 06:17 AM
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Global Podiums And A Poignant Top Ten Finish


Five of Nissan’s LM P1 drivers have been busy warming up for the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend, racing in the Nürburgring 24 Hours and the European Le Mans Series.

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Elms Imola - Race Day - Half Way Through The 4 Hours Of Imola
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:41 PM
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Elms Imola - Race Day - Half Way Through The 4 Hours Of Imola


With two hours left of the 4 Hours of Imola the Nissan powered no46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca 05 of Ludovic Badey was leading 22 seconds ahead of the no48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca of Michael Lyons. As the clock counted 120 minutes the race had just resumed after a short safety car period to recover the no5 Villorba Corse Ginetta from the entry of the pitlane.


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Svk By Speed Factory Overcomes Challenge In Imola Practice Sessions
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:26 AM
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Svk By Speed Factory Overcomes Challenge In Imola Practice Sessions


With the European Le Mans Series moving into its Italian stretch, drivers got their first taste of the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari track on Saturday. Halfway through the first free practice session, J. Fuster, driving car No. 15, a Ginetta-Nissan LMP3, swerved off the track in an effort to avoid colliding with a competitor and was unable to get back into the race. The team's mechanics managed to fix the car in as little as three hours.

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ELMS Imola - Free Practice Day / Essais Libres Jour 1
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:26 AM
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ELMS Imola - Free Practice Day / Essais Libres Jour 1


The first Free Practice session of the weekend in Italy was interrupted by two red flags as rain presented the drivers with some tricky driving conditions.

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Celadrin Villorba Corse To Make Its Debut In Elms At Imola
Posted by: newsla on Friday, May 15, 2015 - 04:49 PM
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Celadrin Villorba Corse To Make Its Debut In Elms At Imola


Celadrin Villorba Corse is opening its European Le Mans Series season at the 4 Hours of Imola on May 16-17. Italian team will make its debut in the international series with Giorgio Sernagiotto and Roberto Lacorte behind the wheels of the brand new Ginetta Nissan LMP3 for the first time. The crew led by Raimondo Amadio tested the new prototype at Le Castellet last week but the final work on the car and its livery were completed in the last few hours. Now everything is ready for the second ELMS round after the whole team had to miss the first race of the season at Silverstone as they were still waiting for the delivery of their LMP3 from the British car manufacturer. Starting from the home round at Imola, Celadrin Villorba Corse 2015 ELMS entry represents the first step of a racing programme called “Road to Le Mans” which aims to a future participation in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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United For The First Time: Audis 13 Le Mans Winners
Posted by: newsla on Friday, May 15, 2015 - 04:48 PM
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United For The First Time: Audis 13 Le Mans Winners


29 days to go until the Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi is intensively preparing to battle for its 14th victory in the world’s toughest endurance race. Since 2000, the brand has won the race 13 times. This year, Audi has assembled all of its Le Mans winning models for a group photo for the first time. Every single one of them represents ‘Vorsprung durch Technik.’


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United Autosports Starts Out On Exciting LM P3 Journey To Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 05:41 PM
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United Autosports Starts Out On Exciting LM P3 Journey To Le Mans


Anglo-American team excited to be planning 2016 European Le Mans Series campaign with a brace of Ginetta-Nissan LM P3 sportscars

United Autosports is laying the foundations for a two-car entry in the 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS). The Anglo-American team, with ambitions to ultimately contest the Le Mans 24 Hours, will contest the LM P3 category with a brace of Ginetta-Nissan sportscars.

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Entertaining Times For The 4 Hours Of Imola
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:03 AM
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Entertaining Times For The 4 Hours Of Imola


Round 2 of the European Le Mans Series will take place at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Italy this weekend, with plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. In addition to over seven hours of track action culminating in the 4 Hours of Imola, there will the opportunity for fans of endurance racing to get up close to the cars and meet the drivers who will take part in the race during the pitwalk and autograph session on Sunday 17 May.

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Krohn Racing Prepared For Elms Round Two At Imola
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:03 AM
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Krohn Racing Prepared For Elms Round Two At Imola


The No. 40 Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2-Judd is bound for the Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola, Italy, near Bologna, this week for Round Two of the 2015 FIA European Le Mans Series (ELMS) race, the 4 Hours of Imola, May 16-17.

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LeMans Driver Line-Up 2015
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 04:23 PM
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LeMans Driver Line-Up 2015


Ahead of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13th, Austrian LMP1 team ByKOLLES Racing is pleased to announce that former Portuguese F1 driver Tiago Monteiro will join ByKOLLES Racing drivers Simon Trummer (CHE) and Pierre Kaffer (DEU) to contest the LMP1 class in the CLM P1/01.


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Spa Victor Tincknell Bidding For Repeat Imola Race Win
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 04:12 PM
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Spa Victor Tincknell Bidding For Repeat Imola Race Win


Harry Tincknell competes for the British JOTA Sport team on Sunday (17 May) aiming to score a second consecutive race win at the Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari track. Tincknell raced at the historic 3.081-mile Italian track, formerly known as Imola, for the first time in the corresponding race last May and scored a win and impressively set the fastest race lap.

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Nissan Nismo Completes Three-Day Test In US
Posted by: newsla on Friday, May 08, 2015 - 04:03 PM
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Nissan Nismo Completes Three-Day Test In US


Nissan NISMO completed a three-day two-car test at NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky this week to continue the final preparations for next month’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The focus of the test was to complete longer runs with the pair of Nissan GT-R LM NISMOs and continue to build on the performance of the car in the run up to Le Mans.


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Joao Barbosa Making A Return To Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Friday, May 08, 2015 - 05:32 AM
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Joao Barbosa Making A Return To Le Mans


If absence makes the heart grow fonder then its easy to say, João Barbosa has his heart set on a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Portuguese driver who claimed every championship available last season in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will make his first return to the famed French circuit since finishing on the podium in 2011.

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Incident Ends Larbre Competition's Spa WEC Podium Hopes
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:21 PM
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Incident Ends Larbre Competition's Spa WEC Podium Hopes


Larbre Competition experienced a frustrating outing at last weekend’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (April 30 – May 2) after a mid-race collision ended the #50 Corvette C7.R’s GTE Am class victory hopes in round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship.


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Francesco Guidotti: 'What An Amazing Battle Between Yonny And Petrux!'
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:17 PM
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Francesco Guidotti: 'What An Amazing Battle Between Yonny And Petrux!'


It has been a weekend which will long be remembered. On the circuit of Jerez de la Frontera Pramac Racing has become the protagonist of amazing highlights. In Saturday's qualifying Yonny Hernandez and Danilo Petrucci managed to hit a fantastic double win in Q1 with the Comobian rider able to gain the Top 10 after the Q2. And the day after, in front of nearly 250,000 spectators, they have lighted the Spanish Grand Prix with a thrilling duel that saw them fight almost from start to the end with overtaking and also spectacular contacts. The hug in the pit box at the end of the race sanctioned, if ever proof were needed, the cohesion of the team.

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Krohn Racing Announces Third Driver For 24 Hours Of Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 07:03 AM
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Krohn Racing Announces Third Driver For 24 Hours Of Le Mans


Krohn Racing is pleased to announce that Portuguese driver Joao Barbosa, now living in Florida, USA, will team up with Krohn Racing as the third driver with team owner/driver Tracy W. Krohn and longtime teammate Nic Jonsson for the 83rd Annual 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 13 - 14, 2015.

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RSR Racing Dominates In Laguna Seca
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:19 AM
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RSR Racing Dominates In Laguna Seca


RSR Racing drivers Chris Cumming and Bruno Junqueira knew that a victory was their destiny from the first practice session of the race weekend. The RSR prepared Oreca FLM09 led every practice session at times and started the two hour 40 minute race from the pole

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'We Must Remain Humble'
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 06:15 AM
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'We Must Remain Humble'


Three weeks after winning Silverstone’s FIA World Endurance Championship season opener, Benoît Tréluyer and his Audi Sport crew-mates Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer did it again at last weekend’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (April 30 – May 2). The #7 Audi Sport trio were pushed all the way en route to their second straight victory and, despite the confidence boost, are now keeping their feet firmly on the ground ahead of Le Mans.

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