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Old 21-01-2008, 20:40
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Excellent video, many thanks for posting!
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Old 30-01-2008, 18:00
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Confirmation Speedy Spyker in LMS

Source: Planetlemans.com by Marcel ten Caat


Speedy Racing Team announces 2008 driver line-up

A few weeks ago it was confirmed that the Speedy Racing Team would enter two cars in the upcoming Le Mans Series season, a Spyker in GT2 and the new Lola B08/80 in LMP2. Today the Swiss team announced the driver line-up they are likely to enter in the Le Mans Series and at Le Mans.

Here is the complete press release as it was sent out by Speedy Racing Team today.

The “Speedy Racing Team” wants to carry high the flag of the Helvetic nation and puts pressure this season with a participation in the World championship of endurance organized by LMS (Le Mans Series), as well as a participation in the mythical Le Mans 24 Hours.

Something new? On one side, a Spyker GT2R which did not cease evolving throughout season 2007 to end in 5th place of its category in front of Porsche and others Ferrari. On the other side, two categories above, in LM-P2, a very new and unique Lola B08/80 motorized by the new motors V8 Judd DB! Two outstanding vehicles for a hired team which wants to win!

Spyker Laviolette GT2R: with better aerodynamics, modifications on the chassis, an engine up to 4’000cc with increased power, it becomes very aggressive!

Lola B08/80: of course most information remains secret, we can only announced a rough power of 550 CV and a weight of about 950 kg. Lola Cars being one of the pioneers and main manufacturers of sports cars for the championship GP2 series, it will be one of the divas of this championship.

Both sports cars will be followed by professional teams, on one side the Dutch Spyker Squadron managed by Hans Van Rennes and Peter Van Erp and on the other side the English team Sebah Racing managed by Hugh Hayden. Both mechanics of the Speedy Garage already present in 2007 will also be in for this outstanding mission.

The pilots:
Spyker GT2R: P. Camandona (SUI) – A. Chiesa (SUI) – B. Leuenberger (SUI)
Lola B08/80: A. Belicchi (ITA) – S. Zacchia (SUI) – X. Pompidou (FRA)
(The list of the 2008 pilots is not final and tests in Castellet will be decisive)

Since the excellent results of last year, several firms of big reputation are deeply interested in the Speedy Racing Team and already carry a broad support at the level of sponsorship in 2008. The Speedy Racing Team puts the year 2008 under the sign of results and more precisely podia in LM-GT2 and wins in LM-P2. Present at Le Mans 24 Hours with some more enthusiasm, an only one and unique objective: a podium!
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Old 30-01-2008, 21:22
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Maybe a stupid question, but is there only one team (the official Spyker team) that uses Spyker cars or are they also sold to private teams, which they can use to race?

I haven't been up to date with GT2 racing lately.....
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Old 30-01-2008, 23:26
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Hello Mel,

In 2007 there was also a "privateer" team, called Speedy Racing. Speedy Racing is the team of Speedy Garage who is also a Spykerdealer. Privateer is not the good word really because the car was run by Spyker Squadron along with their own car. The car had the same colorsceme only the colors were different (see pictures).

Speedy Racing will field a Spyker again in 2008 in the European Le Mans series, this car will also be prepared and run by Spyker Squadron.

Spyker would love to sell a racecar to a team to run in the American Le Mans Series but that hasn't happened yet.

I hope that answers your question, otherwise feel free to ask!

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Old 01-02-2008, 23:01
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Hello Mel,

In 2007 there was also a "privateer" team, called Speedy Racing. Speedy Racing is the team of Speedy Garage who is also a Spykerdealer. Privateer is not the good word really because the car was run by Spyker Squadron along with their own car. The car had the same colorsceme only the colors were different (see pictures).

Speedy Racing will field a Spyker again in 2008 in the European Le Mans series, this car will also be prepared and run by Spyker Squadron.

Spyker would love to sell a racecar to a team to run in the American Le Mans Series but that hasn't happened yet.

I hope that answers your question, otherwise feel free to ask!

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Old 11-02-2008, 20:58
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Le Mans Series 2008 entrylist

Today i found the entrylist for the 2008 Le Mans Series:


85 SPYKER SQUADRON HOL Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R Tom Coronel (HOL) Peter Dumbrek (SCO) -

86 SPYKER SQUADRON HOL Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R Ralf Kelleners (GER) Alexei Vassiliev (RUS) -

94 SPEEDY RACING TEAM SUI Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R Andrea Chiesa (SUI) Philippe Camandona (SUI) Benjamin Leuenberger (SUI)

That means three Spykers C8 Laviolette GT2R!!!

link for the whole entrylist:

OFFICIEL : Les 50 invités à participer à la saison Le Mans Series ! - Endurance Info - Endurance Info WebSite
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Old 12-02-2008, 00:22
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That is great news!
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Old 12-02-2008, 18:40
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Today i found the entrylist for the 2008 Le Mans Series:


85 SPYKER SQUADRON HOL Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R Tom Coronel (GER) Peter Dumbrek (SCO) -

86 SPYKER SQUADRON HOL Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R Ralf Kelleners (GER) Alexei Vassiliev (RUS) -

94 SPEEDY RACING TEAM SUI Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R Andrea Chiesa (SUI) Philippe Camandona (SUI) Benjamin Leuenberger (SUI)

That means three Spykers C8 Laviolette GT2R!!!

link for the whole entrylist:

OFFICIEL : Les 50 invités à participer à la saison Le Mans Series ! - Endurance Info - Endurance Info WebSite
You make a little mistake, Tom Coronel is not a German. But a Dutch man. You must change GER into NED.
But nice to hear the news. And the two photo's with the both Spykers are really nice.
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Old 12-02-2008, 20:13
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You make a little mistake, Tom Coronel is not a German. But a Dutch man. You must change GER into NED.
Thanks: You are absolutely right JVProduction.

Tom Coronel is a real Dutchman, changed it into HOL(LAND)!
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Old 15-02-2008, 15:45
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Tom Coronel

Unfortunately Tom Coronel is not able to attend the testround at Paul Ricard and the first race at Catalunya due to a clash in his WTCC schedule.

For the same reason he will also miss the 24 hours of Le Mans...
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