(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/20 PODIUM AT IMOLA FOR MORAND RACING Natacha Gachnang and Franck Mailleux offer Morand Racing their first podium in highly competitive European Le Mans Series championship. At Imola on the Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, the drivers of the Switzerland based team concluded their weekend with a third overall place. After qualifying on the third row of the starting grid at the end of two free practice sessions disturbed by rain, the Morgan Onroak powered by Judd has been able to show its real potential. Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/19 RAM RACING FINISH 1ST AND 3RD IN ITALY In only its second race in the series, Ram Racing's Matt Griffin and Johnny Mowlem today brought the new British GT team its first victory of its short racing career, its first win of the 2013 European Le Mans Series in the 3 Hours of Imola in Italy, and led a Ferrari 1-2-3 at the Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari. Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/19 ALPINE BACK ON THE PODIUM AT IMOLA
- Alpine A450 drivers Nelson Panciatici and Pierre Ragues completed the 3 Hours of Imola (round two of the 2013 European Le Mans Series) in second place.
- Thanks to their first podium finish of the season, Signatech-Alpine and its drivers are currently second in the championship's provisional standings.
- Signatech-Alpine's focus will now switch to its preparations for the 90th anniversary Le Mans 24 Hours on June 22-23. The Alpine A450 will be shared at the French race by Nelson Panciatici, Pierre Ragues and Tristan Gommendy, with Paul-Loup Chatin as the team's reserve driver.
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(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/19 Defending winners Thiriet by TDS Racing do it again with the ORECA 03 « Like the good old days ». Reunited for the first time since winning the 2012 championship, Pierre Thiriet and Mathias Beche picked up where they left off in the European Le Mans Series : driving the ORECA 03 entered by Thiriet by TDSRacing, the two men took the 3 Hours of Imola victory ! They finished ahead of the Alpine driven by Ragues/Panciatici, built and developed by ORECA. Second in the opening round, Race Performance finished just off the podium with their ORECA 03 in the hands of Michel Frey and Patric Niederhauser. In addition, the two top finishing cars were powered by a Nissan engine preparedby the ORECA engine department based in Magny-Cours. Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/19 FERRARI TAKE TOP HONOURS IN ITALY The 3 Hours of Imola saw a home win for Ferrari in both the LMGTE and GTC classes with the nr52 RAM Racing 458 Italia of Matt Griffin and Johnny Mowlem taking a lights to flag win in LMGTE and the nr69 SMP Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 of Fabio Babini, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin taking the GTC class win for the Russian team on their debut in the European Le Mans Series. Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/18 VICTORY IN IMOLA FOR THIRIET BY TDS RACING
- Full results from the race HERE
- Drivers and Teams Classification after Round 2 Imola HERE
Reigning ELMS Champions Thiriet by TDS Racing returned to the top step of the podium when Pierre Thiriet crossed the line in the team's Oreca-Nissan to take maximum points in Italy for himself, the team and co-driver Mathias Beche. The gap of 46 seconds to the second placed nr36 Signatech Alpine Alpine-Nissan of Nelson Panciatici didn't reflect the hard fought victory which saw a race long challenge from round 1 winners Simon Dolan and Oliver Turvey in the nr38 Jota Sport Zytek Nissan that ended in disappointment for the British team when Dolan was unsighted by a backmarker, which caused a collision spinning him into the gravel.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/18 EXCITEMENT ALL THE WAY IN THE FIRST 90 MINUTES OF THE 3 HOURS OF IMOLA
The 3 Hours of Imola has provided non stop action for the first half of the race and rain has been reported on parts of the track to add another element into who will prove to be victorious at the end of the second round of 2013 European Le Mans Series.
The lead of the race is being held by the nr1 Thiriet by TDS Racing Oreca Nissan of Pierre Thiriet but is closely followed by the nr38 Jota Sport Zytek Nissan of Simon Dolan, which had started on pole position.
The LMPC leader is the nr49 Team Endurance Challenge FLM Oreca of Paul Loup Chatin which has led from the start of the race.The LMGTE battle is still being led by the nr52 RAM Racing Ferrari of Matt Griffin, while the GTC class leader is the nr69 SMP Racing Ferrari, now in the hands of Fabio Babini Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/18 SMP Racing, a new team in town
The GTC Category has been growing since first round at Silverstone. Four additional cars will be running at Imola, increasing the GTC grid to seven cars for the second round of the 2013 European Le Mans Series, the 3 Hours of Imola.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/18 Two out of Two in Qualifying for Jota
Championship leaders Jota Sport scored their second pole position in two races when Oliver Turvey lapped the 4.9km Imola circuit in 1m34.343 in the team's Zytek-Nissan, nearly half a second ahead of 2012 Champions Thiriet by TDS Racing. Jota will now start the 3 Hours of Imola this afternoon at the head of the 28 car field.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/18 Qualification Imola : Ferrari and Lamborghini secure GTE and GTC Poles at Imola
The first qualifying session of the weekend for the LMGTE and GTC competitors taking part in the 3 Hours of Imola produced a pole position for the two famous Italian manufacturers Ferrari and Lamborghini at their home circuit.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/18 Good Morning from Imola !
Today is the second round of the 2013 European Le Mans Series from Imola and the sun is shining on the Italian circuit as the teams prepare for qualifying and the race.
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(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/17 Alpine Finish Day One On Top In Imola
The opening day of the 3 Hours of Imola weekend ended under sunny skies with the nr36 Signatech Alpine finish with the fastest lap of the day around the 4.9km Imola circuit. Nelson Panciatici posted a 1m36.214 time, 0.6 seconds quicker than the nearest rival, the nr18 Murphy Prototypes Oreca-Nissan of Brendon Hartley and Mark Patterson. Panciatici's lap was over three seconds faster than the best LMP2 time set during the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) 6 hour race held in July 2011.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/17 Ecurie Ecosse drivers are looking forward to Imola
All British team EcurieEcosse won at home in Round 1 at Silverstone last month and will start in Imola at the head of the GTC Category which boasts a seven car grid for round 2 in Italy.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/17 Reigning Champions Fastest in First Session at Imola
2012 ELMS Champions Thiriet by TDS Racing were fastest during the opening session of the 3 Hours of Imola weekend in Italy with Mathias Beche setting a 1m42.026 lap at the end of the 60-minute Free Practice session.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/16 MOMO Megatron-DF1 ready for 2nd round of the ELMS in Imola
Some four weeks ago the MOMO-Megatron DF1 Team finished the first race in the ELMS (European Le Mans Series), held on the English Silverstone circuit, in a successful third place in the GTC class.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/16 The Alpine A450 target the podium at Imola
- The second round of the 2013 European Le Mans Series will take teams to Imola, some 40 kilometres from Bologna, Italy, on May 17-18.
- The 3 Hours of Imola will be the car's last official outing before the focus switches to the 90th anniversary edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 22-23.
- At Imola, the Alpine A450 will be shared by Nelson Panciatici and Pierre Ragues whose mission will be to harvest valuable European Le Mans Series points.
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(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/16 Burgess and Hirschi to drive for HVM Status GP at Imola and Le Mans
HVM Status GP has signed Canada's Tony Burgess and Switzerland's Jonathan Hirschi to compete in the European Le Mans Series race at Imola and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
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(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/16 Getting ready at Imola !
Set up is in progress, the teams are settling in, and the paddocks are taking shape at Imola.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/14 RAM RACING AIMING FOR VICTORY IN IMOLA
The second round of the European Le Mans Series takes place this coming
weekend at the Italian circuit at Imola near Bologna, home of the former
San Marino F1 Grand Prix. Planning to feature strongly among the nine
Ferrari 458 Italias due to race at the 3 Hours of Imola are Ram Racing's
two gleaming white entries.
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/14 ELMS TV and Web coverage is increasing as the season goes on
After the success of the opening round of the 2013 European Le Mans Series at Silverstone last month, the Series can now be seen by even more people in Europe with agreements being reached with broadcasters in Malta, Norway, Sweden and Hungary. Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/13 Ten Italian drivers for their home ELMS round
The second round of the European Le Mans Series will take place at the Imola circuit this week end and, amongst the 68 drivers entered for this event, ten of them will be able to call it a home event. In addition, the only Italian team present – AF Corse – will compete in two categories: LMGTE and GTC.Read more >>
(.news_categ_categ_title.)2013/05/13 The next step for Team Endurance Challenge…
After victory at Silverstone in the LM PC class for Soheil Ayari and Anthony Pons,Team Endurance Challenge heads to Enzo and Dino Ferrari d'Imola Circuit. Forthe second round of the European Le Mans Series, three ORECA-FLM 09 will beon track : the No. 47 in the hands of Andorran driver Alex Loan and FrenchmanMatthieu Lecuyer, the No. 48 driven by Soheil Ayari and Anthony Pons, as wellas the No. 49 shared by Paul-Loup Chatain and Gary Hirsch. It's another step forTeam Endurance Challenge allowing five of its six drivers to discover thediscipline with a future participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the primarytarget. The team's mentor, Nicolas Minassian, will also be present.Read more >>
Third 2013 ELMS Round : Red Bull Ring Austria 19 & 20 July.
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