24h Du Mans: Qualifying Session 2

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Besides completing the mandatory three night laps for each driver, the Dutch team continued to work on the setup of their cars for the race in the second two-hour session today. Although the #85 car with Peter Dumbreck behind the wheel did improve times their plans for a quick lap towards the end of the second session were abandoned due …

24h Du Mans: Qualifying Session 1

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After last weeks weather drama the majority of time in the first session was spent on installation laps and setup of both cars. Alexei Vasiliev started in the #85 car before switching places with Ralf Kelleners after 40 minutes. The weather conditions in Le Mans are windy, dry and with 25 degrees at the begin of the session it was …

Both cars passed scruteneering

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Another major step was taken yesterday in SNORAS Spyker Squadron’s road to Le Mans. Early in the morning both cars were transported by truck to the ‘Place des Jacobins’, downtown Le Mans, for the official ACO scruteneering. A large crowd gathered in the historical city centre to watch the administrative and technical checks from close distance. The cars and team …

SPEEDY RACING Official Le Mans Test

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As per last Wednesday SNORAS Spyker Squadron exchanged their Zeewolde based workshop for their new home: two pit boxes, three trailers and an old land house inside the track form their base of operations for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans in two weeks time. Before the team could jointly work with the drivers on the setup of cars …

Speedy Racing Spa Race report

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Many visitors arrived early at the paddock this morning, in time for the autograph session and the pit walk. The weather was not comparable with the ‘normal‘ Belgium Ardennes conditions that we have seen in so many races: this time the team’s Michelin intermediates and wet tires were fortunately not of use this weekend as the skies were clear and …

Speedy Racing Team qualifying report

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The SNORAS Spyker Squadron cars will start from a seventh and twelfth position on the grid tomorrow. The #94 Speedy Racing Team car with the Swiss trio Andrea Chiesa, Benjamin Leuenberger and Iradj Alexander will start from the 12th place while the #85 car with Peter Dumbreck, Ralf Kelleners and Alexey Vasiliev, qualified seventh. The weather in Spa was excellent …

Speedy Racing Monza post race

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Hours after yesterday’s Monza 1000 km race, the stewards of the race excluded the #76 IMSA Performance Matmut car from the official classification after it failed to comply with the ACO regulations. ACO technical staff judged that the Porsche’s airbox did not comply with the regulations. This is commonly tested by trying to block the air intake and should result in …

Speedy Racing Monza Race report

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In great conditions the two SNORAS Spyker Squadron cars appeared at the start this afternoon for the second round of the Le Mans Series. It was only three weeks ago that the Dutch team finished fifth in its first race ever with their new GT2 racer, the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R. After the first race this season the SNORAS Spyker …

SPEEDY RACING Monza Qualifying report

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The GT2 team of Dutch luxury car manufacturer Spyker Cars, SNORAS Spyker Squadron, qualified in 9th and 11th position for tomorrow’s Le Mans Series Monza round. The 1000km race, the second round in a series of five, will start this Sunday at 12:50 and can be seen live on MotorsTV and Eurosport. Conditions were excellent for qualifying this afternoon with …

SPEEDY RACING Barcelona race report

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SNORAS Spyker Squadron completed its first race of the season today: the Le Mans Series 1000 km of Catalunya. It turned out to be a day of extremes for the Dutch; one car retired early in the race due to technical problems while the other car managed to finish in a fifth position – better than the team could wish …