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SMP BR01 P2 unveiled at Castellet


						SMP BR01 P2 unveiled at Castellet
25/03/2015, 13:30:43
Article by Marco Zanello
The BR01, the new P2 coupe designed by Paolo Catone for SMP Racing, whose work progress had been put up in discussions, is finally ready. The Russian tycoon Boris Rotemberg, reveals great satisfaction, has unveiled the newborn in the box of your team during the two days of official practice of the ELMS, held as usual on the Castellet circuit. Without letting go to rusched comments, it seems clear that, as usual, Catone has worked very carefully on aerodynamics, trying at the same time not sacrificing too much the handling and especially the habitability: the cockpit is perhaps the most wide ones seen so far and the pillars do not create visibility problems. Very interesting the crash box, ... Vai all'articolo
   

Nissan postpones the official debut of the GT-R LM at the end of May.


						Nissan  postpones the official debut of the GT-R LM at the end of May.
19/03/2015, 13:23:19
Article by Marco Zanello
  The World Endurance Championship will start next week at the Paul Ricard circuit, but certainly the medias does not have time to waiting. After the great effort spent by Nissan for the presentation of the GT-R LM during the 2015 Super Bowl, the Japanese company has encountered numerous technical troubles first, and later in frontal crash tests (unconfirmed), that would force her to give the first meeting of the season. Doubts on the potential involvement of P1 hybrid in the first events of the season, were already suggested after premature withdrawal from the tests of Sebring last week. The default, officially caused by a mechanical problem not resolved on the track, it was ... Vai all'articolo
   

Press conference Le Mans 24 hours, WEC and ELMS 2015


						Press conference Le Mans 24 hours, WEC and ELMS 2015
08/02/2015, 17:09:45
Endurance championships started their season with the traditional press conference held in the luxurious headquarters of Potel & Chabot, well known hosting and catering firm in Paris. The glamorous event in Cambon Capucines pavilion gave also the opportunity to clear up some rumours that had livened up past months, even if the final entry list will be confirmed only at the eve of the first race. Starting from ELMS, after three years the series comes back to four categories with the addition of P3: at the present moment all the 7 cars listed are Ginetta-Juno, the only prototype that suits rules, but in the next months the homologation of new models could attract new entries. Good news ... Vai all'articolo
   

24 hours of Le Mans 2014


						24 hours of Le Mans 2014
18/06/2014, 15:37:54
Not available Vai all'articolo
   

ELMS - 4 hours of Imola 2014


						ELMS - 4 hours of Imola 2014
25/05/2014, 16:12:40
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WEC -6 hours of Spa 2014


						WEC -6 hours of Spa 2014
06/05/2014, 16:08:00
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ELMS - Official Tests 2014


						ELMS - Official Tests 2014
04/04/2014, 15:56:04
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WEC - Prologue 2014


						WEC - Prologue 2014
31/03/2014, 15:52:49
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ELMS - 3 hours of Red Bull Ring 2013


						ELMS - 3 hours of Red Bull Ring 2013
23/07/2013, 15:17:22
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24 hours of Le Mans 2013


						24 hours of Le Mans 2013
25/06/2013, 23:30:13
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WEC - 6 hours of Spa 2013


						WEC - 6 hours of Spa 2013
07/05/2013, 15:33:16
Not available Vai all'articolo
   

WEC - Official Tests 2013


						WEC - Official Tests 2013
02/04/2013, 15:48:40
The WEC anxious running for the organization, which had marked the opening season with results not always up to expectations, this year has probably left place to major attention to the details which going through a lean period cannot help offering a breath to whom, with sacrifice, goes on investing in endurance-races. After the race of Sebring wise exclusion, which last year had practically seen the cars under 2011 configuration, WEC has started during the holy week with private tests on the circuit of Le Castellet. An inheritance received by Le Mans Series, with the cars of the new ELMS FIA that have run on Tuesday and Wednesday, introducing the two-day tests destined to the entering cars ... Vai all'articolo
   

24 hours of Le Mans 2012


						24 hours of Le Mans 2012
20/06/2012, 20:57:56
The 80th edition of the 24Hours of le Mans, which had to be marked by new motor race technologies, the hybrid ones to be clear, ended mainly with nothing done. The R-18 e-tron quattro, the hybrid weapon four-wheel drivetrain made by Audi, has conquered the first row in practice and the first two positions in race. Anyhow, as far as the result is concerning there are some kers working problems which happened on a number of occasions on the winning car. Besides, despite the good will of the rivals, the Audi could only win this Le Mans, due to the absence of its historic rival Peugeot, whose sports programme has been crashed by the economic crisis. The TS030 hybrid ... Vai all'articolo
   

ELMS - 6 hours of Castellet 2012


						ELMS - 6 hours of Castellet 2012
03/04/2012, 23:37:23
Three weeks ago, arriving at Paul Ricard circuit for the official tests of the European Le Mans Series, we had noticed the difficulties involving the category in consequence of the split from the newborn World Endurance Cahmpionship, and accompanied by the economic crisis which, now more than ever, seems to leave no respite to the Old World. However, it’s certain that none of us had only dared think that the situation would worsen like that in such a short time so as to threaten the continuation of the championship even before the first 6 hours of the year. On Sunday evening, when it was officially announced the elimination of the second round of the championship, which it had to take ... Vai all'articolo
   

ELMS - Official Tests 2012


						ELMS - Official Tests 2012
12/03/2012, 15:08:02
After the long lethargy which followed the last brilliant race of the past championship at Estoril, Le Mans Series has officially returned on the track for the 2012 official tests session that has taken place as usual at Paul Ricard’s circuit, the same which will give hospitality in less than one month to the first six hours the year. The occasion has been a tempting opportunity to better understand how this championship is evolving, overshadowed in recent months by the newborn World Endurance Championship, an orphan of P1 and scaled down in terms of interest with respect to the previous years. An analysis which hasn’t been avoided by Patrick Peter in company of Vincent Beaumesnil, ... Vai all'articolo
   

LMS - 6 hours of Estoril 2011


						LMS - 6 hours of Estoril 2011
25/09/2011, 16:18:50
Arriving at Estoril for the last round of the 2011 championship of Le Mans Series, we had the impression of taking part in a farewell party of an old friend, one of those who can scarcely fall into oblivion. The birth of the World Endurance made official in the days devoted to the 24 hours has forced Patrick Peter to recall the creature done by him with ACO in 2004, with the purpose to avoid relegating the event to a sort of second division of Endurance. Thus the six hours of Estoril has been the last appointment where the P1s have taken part in the championship: since 2012 the queens will be the P2s, less expensive, and in consideration of the costs of the world championships, for the teams ... Vai all'articolo
   

ILMC - 6 hours of Silverstone 2011


						ILMC - 6 hours of Silverstone 2011
13/09/2011, 15:45:31
The last European round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, raced at Silverstone, the background that only a year ago gave hospitality to the debut of this category already close to retirement, has once more lived on the duel between Peugeot and Audi, entered in very good form after the long summer break. As expected, the fight for the victory had no other protagonists, but the race was characterized by a great balance among the petrol-engine cars in P1, leaders of a duel lasted from the first up to the last bends of the race, which made the event look like more a Grand Prix than an endurance race. After a good number of postponements, the Six Hours of Silverstone has been the scenery of ... Vai all'articolo
   

ILMC - 6 hours of Imola 2011


						ILMC - 6 hours of Imola 2011
06/07/2011, 14:32:48
After only three weeks' pause with respect to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ILMC and LMS championships have made a stopover at Enzo and Dino Ferrari's Imola circuit for the third and fourth season qualifying sessions. The circuit on the Santerno banks has positively stricken the drivers of the category because many of them had put forward some doubts about the difficulty in overtaking on a quite narrow circuit. In the end almost all changed their minds asserting that the configuration was fantastic and challenging so as to make the problems become less important and, among other things, minimized, when overtaking. On the eve of the race, there were many absentees because of a near Sartre, ... Vai all'articolo
   

24 hours of Le Mans 2011


						24 hours of Le Mans 2011
16/06/2011, 23:31:52
It could be the year of revenge and, on the contrary, has been the bitterest in the all Peugeot’s adventure at Le Mans, even worst than in 2010. Once again Audi has shown an advanced ability of organization, which has permitted to win a race where after only height hours the chances of success were given to one car only and with the goddess Fortune that seemed to have turned her back on the Germans. Dr Ullrich has asked an effort of drivers and technicians, which was unthinkable on the eve of a race, and has managed to create not one but one hundred of winning strategies where Peugeot people went on with stubbornness the same behaviour in the race. It has been the success of the strongest ... Vai all'articolo
   

ILMC - 1000Km of Spa 2011


						ILMC - 1000Km of Spa 2011
10/05/2011, 14:48:09
The second practice of LMS and ILMC races, first shared race in 2011, had to represent the test bed of Audi-Peugeot’s challenge before the 24 Hours of le Mans, but at times it has mostly looked like one of the performances that in the last twenty years had made Holer Togli, a famous world stunt man. It doesn’t mean that the 1000 kilometres of Spa has been light in the contents, on the contrary the Belgian three-day race has revealed the cards in the hands of favourite teams after a partial tactical behaviour which had dominated in Le Mans practice day, but numerous accidents which have been following one another in the three days, with consequent session breaks, have taken spectators’ ... Vai all'articolo
   
   
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