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DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre Quickest in ELMS Austria Practice No. 1

2017 Silverstone ELMS

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On Friday morning, DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre was fastest overall in the first practice session at the Red Bull Ring for the European Le Mans Series.  Lapierre’s lap of 80.588 seconds (119.854 mph) was two-sevenths of a second faster than Nicolas Minassian in the DragonSpeed-run G-Drive Racing No. 22.  Minassian is driving in relief of Ryo …

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DragonSpeed Scores a 1-2 in ELMS at Monza

2017 Monza ELMS

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On Sunday afternoon, the G-Drive Racing ORECA 07-Gibson (fielded by DragonSpeed) shared by Ryo Hirakawa, Leo Roussel and former IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship regular Memo Rojas claimed overall victory in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Monza. The margin of victory was a scant 2.245 seconds over the No. 21 DragonSpeed entry of …

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GRAFF Racing’s Enzo Guibbert Wins Pole for ELMS 4 Hours of Monza

2017 Monza ELMS

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On Saturday, GRAFF Racing’s Enzo Guibbert won the pole for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Guibbert’s lap of 96.526 seconds (134.264 mph) around the 3.6-mile Autodromo Nazionale Monza was a little more than a tenth of a second faster than DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre in a similar ORECA 07. Another …

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United Autosports Wins ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone

2017 Silverstone ELMS

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United Autosports’ Filipe Albuquerque took the overall lead away from G-Drive Racing’s Ryo Hirakawa with two minutes remaining on the clock.  From there, Albuquerque pulled away to take the overall victory in the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone by 6.339 seconds.  Teammates Hugo de Sadeleer and William Owen co-drove the winning …

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Ben Hanley Earns Silverstone ELMS Pole for DragonSpeed

2017 Silverstone ELMS

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Back in January, DragonSpeed’s Ben Hanley was the fastest driver of all at the Roar Before the 24 in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Going back to Europe has not diminished his pace at all. On Saturday, Hanley won the overall pole for the European Le Mans Series’ season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone with a lap of …

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