Paul Ricard result not official – yet (updated)

The official result of the first 2022 European Le Mans Series race of the year, which was run at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, hasn’t been released yet. The reason is due to the incompliance of some parts during the post-race scrutineering. The case revolved around the LMP3 car, that crossed the chequered flag in second, Inter Europol Competition #13. One of the things that were checked on the car, was the differential, where the Belleville Washer wasn’t the same, as the one that the car is homologated with. Alle…

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More occupied cars in ELMS

There are a lot of driver’s announcements from the European Le Mans Series teams lately. Algarve Pro Racing has announced that they’ll continue the plan with two cars, even though their former Russian sponsor isn’t a part of the team anymore. In the LMP2 car #19, Sophia Flörsch will share it with Bent Viscaal. Flörsch has slowly but surely developed to be a sportscar expert, after driving for Richard Mille Racing Team in 2020 and 2021 in ELMS and FIA WEC respectively. The German had also a single start for…

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Prema with powerteam in ELMS

Prema Racing are definitely not doing things half-heartedly in sportscar racing. The team made its FIA World Endurance Championship debut two weeks ago, where they were fighting for victory for several hours, until they were unlucky with their strategy, and the unpredictable Red-flag periods. The pairing for that outing was Lorenzo Colombo, Robert Kubica and Louis Deletraz. They do, however, also run in the European Le Mans Series 2022, where they have collected three equally impressive drivers. Juan Manuel Correa was the first to be announced, so he has been…

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UA hires another young talent

United Autosports has managed to sign another young talent into their sportscar programme. Finn Gehrsitz will be the third driver of their LMP3 car #2 in the European Le Mans Series. The 17-year-old German got a call only a few weeks ago, when the team needed a driver for their ELMS programme. He will be joined by Josh Caygill and Bailey Voisin. Gehrsitz made his race car debut in 2021, after many years in karting. He raced in the Michelin Le Mans Cup for Phoenix Racing. He was super close…

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LMDh from 2022, new LMP2 from 2025

World Motorsport Council held a meeting last weekend, and there were two important subjects on the agenda regarding the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, plus the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The first decision was only regarding the FIA WEC in 2022, where LMDh cars will be allowed in this year’s World Championship rounds. The original introduction of LMDh was scheduled for 2022, but due to the COVID-19 situation, it was all postponed for a year, so all the suppliers were able to get…

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G-Drive pulls out – Le Mans entry re-opens

G-Drive Racing has chosen to pull out from the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series for the 2022 season. The reasoning behind this is the sanctions against Russia, following their invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in the parent company of G-Drive, Gazprom no longer being able to make deals with the western countries. Roman Rusinov, the face of G-Drive Racing during all their many different collaborations, with many different teams for the past many seasons, announced the decision in a social media post, that there…

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Monza replaces Hungaroring

Autodromo Nazionale Monza will replace Hungaroring on the European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup schedules. The race will be held on the original weekend, which is on 2 and 3 July 2022. The ELMS was meant to return to the Hungarian track, but that didn’t quite work out as previously planned. That makes Monza to a double round in the ELMS and the FIA World Endurance Championship on two consecutive weekends, just like in 2021. But that will also result in two rounds in Italy, with Imola…

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Iron Lynx with big 2022 programme

Iron Lynx has announced more details regarding all their racing programmes for the 2022 season. They will run two cars in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series. Claudio Schiavoni and Matteo Cressoni will be joined by Giancarlo Fisichella in car #60 for the full FIA WEC season. Davide Rigon will pair up with Schiavoni and Cressoni for the ELMS season. That will give more time for Andrea Piccini to run the team, rather than being in a racing car himself. Fisichella has been a…

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Plenty of new cars in the ELMS

There are a number of new teams, as well as teams with new cars in the European Le Mans Series 2022. The entry list for the season consists of 42 cars, divided into LMP2, LMP3 and GTE categories. We have familiar faces in the LMP2 class such as United Autosports, who only comes with one car in the series while they went up to the FIA WEC. Algarve Pro Racing is once again represented with two cars, one of which is under G-Drive Racing by APR and the other called…

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Two french teams announced

Two French teams are the most recent to confirm their 2022 European Le Mans Series plans. Duqueine Team #30 is back for another ELMS season, with their ORECA 07 Gibson racer. Two well-known faces at Duqueine Team are back, while a new Silver ranked driver has been snapped up by the team. Memo Rojas and Richard Bradley are back in the car again. Rojas got a very dramatic end to his 2021 season, when he lost a rear wheel at the season finale in Portimao. That put him into a…

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Iron Lynx colors 2022

The Iron Lynx team has updated the design of their cars, ahead of the 2022 season. It is still the yellow and pink colours, which are the base colours of the cars. While car #60 once again will be yellow, it will be another pink season for the Iron Dames #85. The team will once again run in both the FIA World Endurance Championship, and the European Le Mans Series, with both cars entered. The team has run an “extra” white car in both the ELMS and Michelin Le Mans…

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Racing Team Turkey back in LMP2

Racing Team Turkey will once again enter the LMP2 category in the upcoming 2022 European Le Mans Series season. The team, which is run with help from TF Sport and JOTA, made their prototype racing debut in 2021, with Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood doing the full season, with two different third drivers on the car. Yoluc and Eastwood will return on the 2022 crew, being joined by Jake Aitken as their new teammate. Aitken has been a bit here, there, and everywhere. He has had the traditional way through…

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Inter Europol with exciting new line-up in the ELMS

Inter Europol Competition will bring a new and exciting combination to the European Le Mans Series 2022. David Heinemeier Hansson, Pietro Fittipaldi and Fabio Scherer will share an ORECA 07 Gibson in the LMP2 category. Danske Heinemeier Hansson will return to racing, after sitting out most of 2021, with only a single guest appearance at Copen Historic Grand Prix, as the only race for the IT entrepreneur. He has done quite a lot of racing with an LMP2 car, in both pre- and post 2017 spec. He has previously done…

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TF Sport with new pairing in ELMS

TF Sport will have a new pairing running in the upcoming 2022 European Le Mans Series. But they are all well-known faces at the British team. Ahmad Al Harthy, Sam De Haan and Marco Sørensen will share an Aston Martin Vantage GTE #69 throughout the ELMS season. Al Harthy and De Haan will already be sharing a car next week in the Asian Le Mans Series, but that will be onboard a GT3 car, where Charlie Eastwood is the third driver in the car. Eastwood does however have another deal…

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Tappy promoted for 2022

Duncan Tappy gets a promotion at United Autosports. The Brit has raced for UA for the last few seasons in the LMP3 category, and will be active in that role too, when the Asian Le Mans Series 2022 starts next week. But then he will move on to an LMP2 programme for the rest of the year, but still with the British-American team. It’s not that long ago, that the team announced Tappy would once again team up with Jim McGuire and Andrew Bentley in the ELMS series in car…

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Jakobsen moves to COOL Racing

Malthe Jakobsen will be on a new route in the upcoming 2022 European Le Mans Series season. The young Dane has raced for RLR MSport in the LMP3 category so far, with the collaboration starting in the ELMS in 2020, and a single guest appearance in Road To Le Mans at Le Mans 2020, via the Asian Le Mans Series, and back to ELMS and Le Mans again in 2021. He will move to the COOL Racing team for 2022, but will continue in the ELMS in the LMP3 category.…

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UA confirms five well-known faces

United Autosports has confirmed their first two LMP2 drivers for the European Le Mans Series, in addition to three LMP3 drivers. All five names are well-known faces at the British-American team, and was part of the team in 2021 – and even further back in time. Phil Hanson and Tom Gamble are confirmed to race ORECA 07 Gibson #22 in the LMP2 once again. The pair finished second in the ELMS Championship in 2021, where Jonathan Aberdein was the third driver in the car. With Gamble being moved to Gold…

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Inter Europol got Asian LMS and some ELMS drivers ready

Inter Europol Competition has announced their Asian Le Mans Series drivers, and three of the seats for the European Le Mans Series 2022. For the two times Dubai and two times Abu Dhabi races in the Asian Le Mans Series, their crew will consist of Nico Pino, James Dayson, and Guilherme Oliveira in the lone Ligier JS P320 #13 in the LMP3 category. Chilean racer Pino is the new hot name in sportscar racing year 2022, with him competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as well. He did a…

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Hartshorne and TF Sport with new double programme

TF Sport and John Hartshorne will once again be on double duty in ACO racing in 2022. They paired for both the Asian Le Mans Series, before heading into the European Le Mans Series in 2021, and they will replicate that programme in 2022. There will be a change amongst the driving talent next to Hartshorne. Jonny Adam and Henrique Chaves will be sharing the Aston Martin Vantage #95. They will be using a GT3 spec car in the Asian LMS, while the GTE spec will be used for ELMS.…

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Defending champions return

The defending LMP2 Pro/Am Champions in the European Le Mans Series, G-Drive Racing, will return once again in 2022. G-Drive Racing has once again made a deal with Algarve Pro Racing, who will run the car in the ELMS. The defending Champion, John Falb is back again. He will however be joined by two new teammates. James Allen has previously raced for DragonSpeed and Graff, but will unpack the yellow racing suit once again, that he wore at Graff in 2018, when they were sponsored by G-Drive. Allen will be…

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