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Old 07-04-2010, 11:57
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Take a look at this!
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SPYKER SQUADRON READY FOR 8 HOURS OF LE CASTELLET

- Brand new livery for Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R
- First race weekend with new car configuration
- Coronel joins Dumbreck and Bleekemolen

Zeewolde, April 7, 2010 - Spyker Squadron will be back in the Le Mans Series for the sixth year in succession. The Dutch team will carry a brand new livery for the 2010 season, replacing the yellow and blue from recent years. Spyker will again compete in all five rounds of the Le Mans Series championship and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.


Spyker Squadron Preview 2010 from Spyker Squadron on Vimeo.
In the Le Mans Series and at Le Mans Spyker Squadron will run in the black and red colors of new team partner Convers Group. Dutch watchmaker TW Steel and Arai Helmets have also joined Spyker Squadron as team suppliers for the 2010 season.

At the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit the number 85 Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R will run in its new configuration for the first time. Conform technical regulations the engine capacity has been increased to 4.0 litres and the weight of the car is now 1245 kg. The car will also race on 2 wider rear wheels and in combination with the weight a larger air restrictor has been placed.



In France Tom Coronel will join Peter Dumbreck and Jeroen Bleekemolen. The cancellation of the FIA WTCC race in Mexico makes it possible for Spyker Squadron to run all three drivers in preparation for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The length of the race makes it an ideal rehearsal for the classic event in June.

Peter van Erp, Managing Director Spyker Squadron: "We will use the Friday sessions to get to grips with the new configuration of the car. We worked on the updates during the winter and that is why we did not take part in the official test session in March. I am happy to have all three drivers at Paul Ricard. This race gives us the opportunity to run them together before going to Le Mans and fine-tune the cooperation between them."

Jeroen Bleekemolen: "I am looking forward to the weekend. It is not easy to say where we stand at the moment because we didn't test, but the car really did well at the end of last season. The competition is extremely strong in GT2, so it won't be easy. I think we have a strong team though; drivers and the people working in the team. We will need a consistent performance and hopefully this will get us a good result in this long race."

Tom Coronel: "The competition has grown stronger, but we've never been afraid of competition. We have three strong drivers this year. Of course there are other teams with strong line-ups as well, but I think Spyker has one of the best line-ups in Europe at the moment. We will be the underdog again this year. Between the Feraris, Porsches and all the factory drivers our small Spyker brand is something exclusive and special. Let's make it a special season again!"

The first practice session of the Le Mans Series 8 Heures Du Castellet weekend is scheduled for Friday afternoon. The eight hour long race will start at 11:00 on Sunday morning. Eurosport will have live coverage of parts of the race in Europe.

About Spyker Squadron
Spyker Squadron was founded in 2001 to underwrite the performance of the highly exclusive hand-build Spyker sports cars. Spyker Squadron is a dedicated team consisting of engineers, drivers and supporting personnel that develops, builds and supports the Spyker GT2 race cars. The team is based in Zeewolde, the Netherlands, where it has a high-tech workshop to support its operations.
For more Spyker Squadron updates do not forget to drop by our VIMEO and TWITTER pages which we will be updating regularly.

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Timetable, Live TV & TV schedule:
Timetable: Le Mans Series // www.lemans.org
Eurosport TV Schedule: tv.eurosport.com/tvschedule.shtml
Spyker Squadron on the Web and Social Media:
www: Home Squadron | Spykercars
Flickr: Flickr: Spyker Squadron's Photostream
Vimeo: Spyker Squadron on Vimeo
Twitter: Spyker Squadron (spykersquadron) on Twitter
Facebook: Spyker Squadron | Facebook
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:05
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And a cool video
A video preview of our 2010 preparations
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Old 07-04-2010, 15:58
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Cool vid indeed. I like the new colours, pretty agressive
Let's hope this season is as good as the last one, or even better!
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Old 07-04-2010, 16:20
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Wow! Excellent color combination!
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Old 07-04-2010, 21:11
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I like the new colorcombination

I think it's better then the blue-yellow combination..
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Old 08-04-2010, 21:42
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Some photographs from the paddock

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Results Free practice 1

Spyker took things easy at the first practice session by just checking the car out for the first time this season eager to find out if the made changes over the winter paid off. This approach resulted in a 11th position in class.

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.. and 7th in the second session
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Old 09-04-2010, 19:56
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Results Free Practice 2

The Spyker Squadron made good progress, clinching 7th in class at the second practice session. A very good result if you take into account that the Squadron was one of only two teams in GT2 that did not attend the LMS test at the same circuit earlier this year. The gap to first in class is just over a second which is very promising. Go Squadron !

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The Laviolette GT2R on the track

Some actionshots of the free practice sessions of today

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