Things have finally turned around for Inter Europol Competition, so they can indeed run two cars at the European Le Mans Series 2021 season opener in Barcelona, next weekend.
Two drivers for their car #13 were announced a couple of weeks ago, alongside the announcement, that the seats in their other LMP3 car were all empty due to travel restrictions.
But they don’t do that any longer. Julius Adomavicius, Alessandro Bracalente and Mattia Pasini will be racing car #14. Especially the latter might right a bell for some motorsport fans. Pasini is a former Moto2 and MotoGP rider, but will give four-wheeled racing a go now.
It will be interesting to follow the car throughout the week, but with the high level of competitiveness in LMP3 in ELMS, it’s not very likely for them to score a top-5 result this coming weekend.
But on the other hand, we might see #13 up there. Martin Hippe and Ugo de Wilde were announced a couple of weeks ago, and they will be joined by Julien Falchero. The two latter racers are making their LMP3 race debuts, but it’s definitely not impossible for them to end up on the podium. Falchero raced two seasons in GP3, with his best result being a fifth place finish, and four other top-10 results.
The European Le Mans Series teams are starting their official test this Monday, with a two-day test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, ahead of the actual race programme starting on the Friday, culminating with the race itself on Sunday 18 April at 11.00 CET.