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Pace Laps: Close But No Cigar In Toppling NASCAR’s Big 3

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Close But No Cigar I’m sure you’re sick of hearing the words Big Three unless you’re a Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr. fan. This trio, along with Clint Bowyer has won every points race this year outside of Daytona and Talladega. But Sunday …

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Paul-Loup Chatin Claims Last-Minute Austria ELMS Pole

IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin won the overall pole for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of the Red Bull Racing at the absolute last minute Saturday (July 21).  Chatin’s lap of 121.884 mph gives IDEC Sport their second ELMS pole of the season and third overall. “I am really …

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G-Drive Racing Snags 4 Hours of Monza Victory

G-Drive Racing’s Roman Rusinov, Andrea Pizzitola and Jean-Eric Vergne claimed overall victory Sunday (May 13) in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Monza.  It is the second victory in as many weeks as the trio won the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of …

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Ben Hanley Wins 4 Hours of Monza Pole After TDS Exclusion

TDS Racing’s Matthieu Vaxiviere was fastest in qualifying Saturday morning (May 12) for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza.  Vaxivière lapped the 3.599-mile road course in 95.456 seconds (135.732 mph) in his ORECA 07-Gibson, the fastest lap of the weekend.  However, the No. 33 ORECA 07-Gibson was …

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Racing Engineering Wins 4 Hours of Le Castellet on Debut

The Racing Engineering ORECA 07-Gibson shared by Norman Nato, Paul Petit and Olivier Pla earned a somewhat unexpected victory in Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Le Castellet at Circuit Paul Ricard.  It is the team’s first-ever start in the LMP2 class.  Previously, they were best known for …

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IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin Claims 4 Hours of Le Castellet Pole

IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin claimed a surprise pole Saturday (April 14) for Sunday’s 4 Hours of Le Castellet with a lap of 101.194 seconds (128.000 mph) around the 3.598-mile Circuit Paul Ricard.  It is the fastest lap of the entire race weekend and nearly three seconds faster than Chatin was …

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Nicolas Lapierre Fastest in Friday ELMS Paul Ricard Practice

On Friday, European Le Mans Series teams got only one chance to take their equipment onto the 3.598-mile Circuit Paul Ricard for practice.  The conditions were treacherous as teams dealt with a wet track.  However, as the track was drying late in the session, DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre blew the field …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Sean Rayhall on HART, ELMS & Working With John Falb

Sean Rayhall‘s career has had an interesting trajectory. He’s been all over the place from Saturday night short track racing to INDYCAR’s feeder series and sports car racing in Europe. Last year, he and co-driver John Falb won the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) LMP3 championship for United Autosports. For …

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GRAFF Racing Benefits from Penalty, Snatches Portimao Victory

On Sunday, GRAFF Racing’s No. 40 ORECA 07-Gibson shared by James Allen, Richard Bradley and Gustavo Yacaman claimed overall victory in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Portimao.  It is the second consecutive overall victory for the French team. While the team did win by over 38 seconds …

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Nathanaël Berthon Wins 4 Hours of Portimao Pole

On Saturday, Panis Barthez Competition’s Nathanaël Berthon claimed the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Portimao.  It is the first-ever pole position for the Ligier JS P217-Gibson package.  The previous five ELMS pole positions had all been won by ORECA 07-Gibsons and the FIA World …

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