Everything remains to be done to get to Estoril!

“This 2015 final at Estoril is a suspense that has rarely been experienced in the V de V Endurance Series, because I challenge anyone to predict who will be champion, both on the Endurance Proto and Endurance GT / Touring fronts. V of V.

Published on 29/10/2015 à 17:04

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Everything remains to be done to get to Estoril!

This contested season reflects a three-year reflection to define new regulations which are now unanimously accepted in the paddock. We will therefore witness an anthology final sprint in both categories on this magnificent Estoril track which is the scene of our last meeting since 2006. Portugal is a very beautiful country populated by lovely people and cities like Lisbon, Estoril or Cascais, on the outskirts of the circuit, are places where life is good and where our competitors enjoy going at this time of year. It also has a rich history, since it hosted numerous Grand Prix of Formula 1, some of which will remain in the annals, and it is technically very interesting, especially passages such as the “corkscrew” (the Gancho curve) or the Ayrton Senna Parabolica. Many championships having also ended, several renowned teams are taking the opportunity to extend their program and taste the V de V spirit. Which they generally appreciate and which they include on their schedule for the following season. With more than thirty cars in each field, this foreshadows what 2016 will be like. Be numerous as always! »

Eric Van de Vyver

6 Hours V of V Endurance Proto: CD Sport or IDEC? Norma or Ligier?

There are still mathematically many crews who can still claim to succeed Vincent Capillaire. If the 2014 champion, who had to miss part of the season, cannot appear in this list, his TFT team will, failing the title, be in the running for the victory it won at Magny-Cours with Ferté/Illiano/Vilarino on the Norma M20 FC n°8. To date, it is No. 30 from Bole-Besançon/Accary/Foubert that is favored by the predictions. But the CD Sport trio will have to win the internal struggle which opposes them to the n°33 of their teammates Dannielou/Maulini/Wolff. And that's also without counting on IDEC Sport Racing which will have serious assets to put forward with its Patrice and Paul Lafargue/Enjalbert association, spearhead of Ligier, the manufacturer to whom we owe the JS53 Evo 2 which drives the platoon. As for Jens Petersen (Norma n°41 Palmyr), he can also make everyone agree. Did you say tight?

4 Hours Endurance GT / Touring: the LMP3s come out in force

While waiting for confirmation of a trend which foresees the arrival of around fifteen LM P3 prototypes next season, we will witness in Portugal the first confrontation in V de V Endurance Series between the Ginetta and Ligier prototypes, respectively entered by the team LNT and by Onroak Racing which welcomes Jacques and Pierre Nicolet, accompanied for the occasion by Pierre Fillon, the President of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest who wanted the creation of this LM P3 category. Sportingly, the battle for the title promises to reach an equally high intensity, between the Visiom team and its Ferrari 458 GT2 n°2 confiée à Pagny/Perrier/Bouvet, et IDEC Sport Racing qui aligne la Porsche 911 GT3-R n°1 des champions en titre Patrice et Paul Lafargue. La Mercedes SLS n°70 ANTeam of Bruno and Edwin Stucky/Yerly and the Ferrari 458 GT3 n°51 AF Corse of Montermini/Cordoni/Zanuttini will compete for the third step of the final podium. In GTV2, the ranking is currently dominated by Eric Van de Vyver (Audi R8 LMS n°11) who will find his teammates Thybaud/Proust, associated in the Audi n°45 AB Sport Auto, as his first opponents. As for the S1 classification, it has already been won at Magny-Cours by GC Automobile and the GC10-V8 of Calari/Alexander David.

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