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ELMS Returns to Paul Ricard for Official Collective Test in 2015 2014/09/15 ELMS Returns to Paul Ricard for Official Collective Test in 2015

The 2014 European Le Mans Series is approaching a dramatic climax with all three championships to be decided at Estoril next month.  However the organisation team is already working on the planning for 2015.

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NewBlood by Morand Racing takes its first win 2014/09/14 NewBlood by Morand Racing takes its first win

NewBlood by Morand Racing won the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard and gave the European Le Mans Series its fourth winner from four races!  Signatech Alpine climbed onto the second step of the podium ahead of the ORECA 03R of Murphy Prototypes!

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Ferrari Prance to LMGTE and GTC Podium Haul at Paul Ricard 2014/09/14 Ferrari Prance to LMGTE and GTC Podium Haul at Paul Ricard

It was drama all the way during the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard, the fourth round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series held at Le Castellet in the south of France.  While the no43 Newblood by Morand Racing Morgan Nissan took the overall win, at the chequered flag it was all smiles at AF Corse and SMP Racing as they took the win in LMGTE and GTC respectively for Ferrari.

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4 winners in four races, NewBlood by Morand wins the 4 hours of Paul Ricard, Ferrari clinshes GT podiums 2014/09/14 4 winners in four races, NewBlood by Morand wins the 4 hours of Paul Ricard, Ferrari clinshes GT podiums

NewBlood by Morand Racing has won the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard, giving the European Le Mans Series a fourth winner from four rounds!  Signatech Alpine claimed the second step on the podium ahead of the Murphy Prototypes entry. 

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Fantastic Porsche - Ferrari Battle at Paul Ricard in firt half of the race 2014/09/14 Fantastic Porsche - Ferrari Battle at Paul Ricard in firt half of the race The first two hours of the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard saw the no86 Gulf Racing UK Porsche 911 RSR of Ben Brown leading the LMGTE class from the no80 Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 of Giacomo Piccini by 1 lap. Read more >>

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Berthon Scores LMP2 Pole for Murphy while SMP Take Double in GTE and GTC 2014/09/14 Berthon Scores LMP2 Pole for Murphy while SMP Take Double in GTE and GTC

In a thrilling qualifying session for the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard the no48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca Nissan of Nathanael Berthon took pole position, breaking JOTA Sport's 100% record in qualifying this season.  It was Harry Tincknell in the no38 JOTA Sport Zytek-Nissan that pushed Berthon all the way to the chequered flag but as soon as the Englishman took the upper hand, the French driver would respond with a faster lap.  The final lap of 1m47.837 was 0.2 faster than the pole time at last year's race.

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Very Close Fight In Prospect at Paul Ricard 2014/09/13 Very Close Fight In Prospect at Paul Ricard

The beautiful weather continued with the glorious sunshine providing an air temperature of 23 degrees and light winds at the Circuit Paul Ricard for the second Free Practice session of the day.  In all three classes the times set during this morning's session were improved upon.


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Hot phase for Race Performance and MOMO Megatron in the title fight 2014/09/13 Hot phase for Race Performance and MOMO Megatron in the title fight

It's getting serious now for the team Race Performance from Switzerland. Together with the team partner MOMO Megatron the racing squad is at the start in the fifth round of the European Le Mans Series on the Circuit Paul Ricard Circuit in France. The team is fighting for the title in the popular sportscar racing series. The race on the 5.8 kilometres long circuit is the penultimate opportunity to clinch important points for the championship.

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Track Action Begins at Paul Ricard 2014/09/13 Track Action Begins at Paul Ricard Blue skies and warm sunshine greeted the 37 cars and 103 drivers taking part in round 4 of the 2014 European Le Mans Series at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France.  Read more >>

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Changes to ELMS Balance of Performance for Paul Ricard 2014/09/10 Changes to ELMS Balance of Performance for Paul Ricard

This weekend will see the penultimate race of the 2014 season when the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard will take place in the South of France near Le Castellet on Sunday 14 September. A total of 37 cars across three classes will line up for the race and the ACO have sent two updates to the LMGTE and GTC Balance of Performance since the last round at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

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Sébastien Loeb Racing holds high hopes with a new trio ! 2014/09/10 Sébastien Loeb Racing holds high hopes with a new trio !

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With a fourth-place finish at the last 24 Hours of Le Mans and a second place at the 4 Hours of Imola, the Sébastien Loeb Racing is about to return to the European Le Mans Series.

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Alpine on French soil to defend its ELMS crown 2014/09/10 Alpine on French soil to defend its ELMS crown

Après être montée sur le podium LM P2 des 24 Heures du Mans en juin, l'Alpine A450b fait son retour sur les circuits français à l'occasion de la quatrième manche de l'European Le Mans Series.

Portés par une victoire en Autriche, Paul-Loup Chatin, Nelson Panciatici et Oliver Webb occupent la première place du classement avant l'étape du Circuit Paul Ricard.

L'équipe Signatech-Alpine avait remporté le titre en European Le Mans Series sur le tracé varois en 2013. Ce fut aussi le théâtre de la première victoire d'Alpine-Renault lors de la conquête du Championnat d'Europe 2 Litres 1974 !

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Great expectations for Newblood by Morand Racing, home event of Pierre Ragues 2014/09/09 Great expectations for Newblood by Morand Racing, home event of Pierre Ragues

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For his second race with NewBlood by Morand Racing, Pierre Ragues will be competing on home turf on September 14 with his team mates Christian Klien and Gary Hirsch at the Paul Ricard circuit, for the penultimate round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

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Where to Watch Round 4 on TV - 4 Hours of Paul Ricard 2014/09/08 Where to Watch Round 4 on TV - 4 Hours of Paul Ricard

On Sunday 14 September the Circuit Paul Ricard will host the penultimate round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series and the TV distribution list for the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard is now available.

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This week-end : ELMS 4th round at the Paul Ricard circuit 2014/09/08 This week-end : ELMS 4th round at the Paul Ricard circuit This week-end, the European Le Mans Series will be back in the South of France for the  4th round of the 2014 season. Free grandstand access!

If you wish to have access to the paddocks, the pitwalk and the Roof Party, make your reservation now!

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JOTA SPORT determined to take European Le Mans Series lead in France 2014/09/08 JOTA SPORT determined to take European Le Mans Series lead in France

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Dolan, Tincknell & Albuquerque on maximum attack at Paul Ricard

JOTA Sport is in attack mode for a maximum points haul at Paul Ricard next Sunday (14 Sep) which would earn the British team the lead in the European Le Mans Series.

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A tough battle ahead at Paul Ricard 2014/09/04 A tough battle ahead at Paul Ricard

As we edge towards the fourth and penultimate round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series season, the points' classifications would suggest that the French race is likely to be full of spice and drama!

The first three races have seen three different teams step on to the top of the overall podium: Thiriet by TDS Racing at Silverstone, JOTA Sport at Imola and Signatech Alpine at the Red Bull Ring. Who will be next?

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Strong French showing on the ELMS grid for home race 2014/09/01 Strong French showing on the ELMS grid for home race

The European Le Mans Series will be back in action after the summer break at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France on 13/14th September, and with an impressive grid of 38 cars.

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European Le Mans Series prepares for its French round in two weeks 2014/08/29 European Le Mans Series prepares for its French round in two weeks

It's time to go racing again and the European Le Mans Series' teams and drivers are getting ready for the next round of the 2014 season, to be held at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

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NewBlood by Morand Racing and Pierre Ragues extend collaboration 2014/08/26 NewBlood by Morand Racing and Pierre Ragues extend collaboration

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After the 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring last July, French driver Pierre Ragues will once again team up with Christian Klien and Gary Hirsch for the two remaining rounds of the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

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New car for Gulf Racing in ELMS 2014/08/23 New car for Gulf Racing in ELMS

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Gulf racing are pleased to announce a change of car model for the remaining rounds of their 2014 ELMS campaign. Having recently taken delivery of the new 991 RSR from Porsche this car will be used under the #86 GTE entry from the Paul Ricard event.

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In Full Race Control - Part Two 2014/08/22 In Full Race Control - Part Two

So how do Race Director Eduardo Freitas and his team follow the action?  What facilities and equipment do they use to keep their fingers on the pulse of the race?  In the second part of this interview, we take a closer look at some of the facilities and innovations being used.

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In Full Race Control - Part One 2014/08/19 In Full Race Control - Part One Discovering what happens inthe heart of race control during an event... Meet the actors of the race direction which is headed by FIA Race Director Eduardo Freitas and his team, who also deal with ELMS race control.
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Good Luck to ELMS teams and drivers at the Spa 24 Hours ! 2014/07/25 Good Luck to ELMS teams and drivers at the Spa 24 Hours !

Five European Le Mans Series teams and some twenty ELMS drivers will take the start of the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps this week-end in Belgium.

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The Thiriet by TDS Racing slowed down in Austria! 2014/07/22 The Thiriet by TDS Racing slowed down in Austria!

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On the Red Bull Ring track, the Thiriet by TDS Racing team behaved well with its brand new car. However, a brake disc and a stub axle spoiled the team's good start which had to retire!

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Top Six Performance for Greaves Motorsport in 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring 2014/07/22 Top Six Performance for Greaves Motorsport in 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring

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The scenic Red Bull Ring, set in the Styrian region of Austria, was the venue for the third round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series. The Peterborough based Greaves Motorsport had 'a good day in the office' with both of their Nissan powered Zytek prototypes finishing in the top six, one just missing out on a podium place.

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Jota Sport remains second in European Le Mans Series 2014/07/21 Jota Sport remains second in European Le Mans Series

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Dolan, Tincknell & Albuquerque place second in Austria

JOTA Sport remains second in the European Le Mans Series after placing second in the third round at the Red Bull Ring in Austria today (20 July).

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NewBlood by Morand Racing claims top 5 finish after a tremendous race 2014/07/21 NewBlood by Morand Racing claims top 5 finish after a tremendous race

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For the third round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series (ELMS), NewBlood by Morand Racing is back in the top 5 on the Red Bull Ring.

After a two-month break, the 2014 ELMS season resumed in Austria. Christian Klien competed on home turf with Gary Hirsch and newcomer Pierre Ragues. Read more >>

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 PropSpeed Competition -A top-6 and the best Porsche representative at the finish 2014/07/21 PropSpeed Competition -A top-6 and the best Porsche representative at the finish

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This weekend the third round of the European Le Mans Series took place on the brilliant Red Bull Ring in Austria. ProSpeed Competition was at the start with their Porsche 911 GT3-R entered in the GTC class, manned by the Frenchmen Mike Parisy and Gilles Vannelet and the promising young Dutchman, Max Van Splunteren.

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Alpine reaches the summit in the Alps! 2014/07/21 Alpine reaches the summit in the Alps!

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The Signatech-Alpine squad, led by Nelson Panciatici, Paul-Loup Chatin and Oliver Webb, won the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring at the end of a truly breath-taking race! 

The victory has vaulted Alpine into the lead of the European Le Mans Series title standings just two rounds from the end of the campaign. 

The team's defence of its 2013 crown will continue at Paul Ricard in southern France on September 13-14.

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Ferrari’s Hard Fought Clean Sweep in Austria - LMGTE & GTC Race report 2014/07/20 Ferrari’s Hard Fought Clean Sweep in Austria - LMGTE & GTC Race report

Ferrari teams took all the podium places in the LMGTE and GTC classes at the Red Bull Ring for the third round of the European Le Mans Series in Austria but it wasn't the easy ride that the result sheet suggests. 

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Red Bull Ring LMP race report 2014/07/20 Red Bull Ring LMP race report

The European Le Mans Series LMP teams put on a very exciting and powerful display of racing for spectators either in situ in Austria or in front of their TV or computer screens. 

Signatech Alpine won the third round at Red Bull Ring ahead of JOTA Sport and Race Performance.

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Three different manufacturers on ELMS LMP2 podium at Red Bull Ring / 100% Ferrari Podiums in LMGTE and GTC 2014/07/20 Three different manufacturers on ELMS LMP2 podium at Red Bull Ring / 100% Ferrari Podiums in LMGTE and GTC

Following great qualifying sessions this morning, the European Le Mans Series this afternoon put on an exciting and powerful display of racing for spectators either in situ in Austria or in front of their TV or computer screens. 

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Thiriet by TDS Racing sets its sights in Austria 2014/07/20 Thiriet by TDS Racing sets its sights in Austria

The arrival in the European Le Mans Series of the Ligier JS P2 has marked, for the first time in its history, a closed-cockpit LMP2.  Following a superb debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Thiriet by TDS Racing has come to Austria on a high and at the head of the 2014 ELMS standings.

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