A Challenging Le Mans 24 hrs for Griffin

June 19, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The luck of the Irish was not smiling on Griffin at the famous 24 hour race.

Ferrari GT ace, Matt Griffin experienced a disappointing race weekend at the Le Mans 24 hrs, due to various issues with his GT Pro class, Ram Racing entered, Ferrari 458. An accident in qualifying on Thursday evening was the start of the weekend’s disappointment when Griffins WEC team mate, Alvaro Parente, crashed at the Ford chicane, leaving the... [Read more...]

Griffin Confident ahead of Le Mans!

June 13, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Griffin is aiming for a podium his AF Corse Ferrari 458.

Busy Ferrari driver, Matt Griffin, will compete in the illustrious ‘24 heur du Mans’ taking place Circuit de la Sarthe, France this coming weekend and has high hopes for a repeat of the 2013 event where he finished on the 3rd step of the podium in GT Pro am class, after driving the number 61 Ferrari 458 GTE for AF Corse. This year, the Northamptonshire... [Read more...]

KCMG delivers top-five finish at official Le Mans Test Day

June 3, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

The KCMG Nissan-powered #47 Oreca 03-R performed well at the official Le Mans Test over the weekend.

KC Motorgroup Ltd (KCMG) successfully completed the Le Mans 24 Hours official Test Day last Sunday (June 1) with its #47 Oreca 03-R finishing as the fifth fastest LMP2 runner in both sessions. The eight-hour test – split into two four-hour periods – provided the Chinese squad with its first opportunity to assess their upgraded machine’s technical... [Read more...]

Test Day signals the start of KCMG’s Le Mans return

May 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

The KCMG team are aiming for a top result in LMP2 in their Oreca 03

After their historic debut in 2013, KC Motorgroup Ltd (KCMG) returns to France in June for the 82nd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. In preparation for the world’s greatest endurance race the squad – which became the first Chinese outfit ever to compete there 12 months ago – travels to Circuit de la Sarthe next weekend (June 1) for the event’s... [Read more...]

Bitter Sweet Le Mans for Murphy Prototypes

June 25, 2013 by Murphy Prototypes  

Early mechanical problem thwarted their 24 Hours of Le Mans victory bid but Murphy Prototypes' sterling fight back is rewarded

Despite a hugely impressive display of pace and consistency for the vast majority of the race, electrical gremlins in the first hour of the 24 Hours of Le Mans robbed the Murphy Prototypes racing team of their bid to win their class at this year’s 90th running of the endurance classic last weekend. Having lost over twenty minutes in the pits rectifying... [Read more...]

John O’Hara: From Mondello to Le Mans!

February 11, 2013 by John O'Hara  

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KCMG will run a recently acquired LM P2 Morgan chassis from OAK Racing’s constructor department, Onroak Automotive

Another eventful year has passed for KCMG and as we are in between racing seasons, it’s nice to recollect the highlights of 2012. The team was very busy competing in different series’ across Asia last year. Aside from the Japanese F3 and Formula Nippon championships which we’ve been part of since 2008, we took part in new racing competitions... [Read more...]

Kane’s team raps up Season as Vice-Champions

October 30, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Ulsterman Jonny Kane rapped up his and Strakka Racing’s season by being confirmed its as vice-champions in the FIA Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Ulsterman Jonny Kane rapped up his and Strakka Racing’s season by being confirmed its as vice-champions in the FIA Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams. Kane and his co-drivers Nick Leventis and Danny Watts achieved the feat by finishing on the podium in all eight rounds of the Championship – the final one being Saturday’s gruelling 6 Hours... [Read more...]

Talk To The Paw: Nipped over to Le Mans!

July 19, 2012 by Tadgh  

I don't see welcome as Gaeilge!? Yer man Doyle won't be over here in a hurry...

Irvine's yoke- le hack of it!!! The Red Phone- known as Le Tadgh Line..... Nipped over to Le Mans last week. Never a big sportscar fan, me and I tell you what- when I said Le Mans would put you asleep I wasn’t wrong… Mind you, I suppose I should try going when there’s a race on! Would you believe they have a red phone in race control... [Read more...]

Murphy Prototypes Scores Podium at 6 Hours of Donington

July 17, 2012 by Murphy Prototypes  

Brendon Hartley takes to the track for the 9:15am warm up session this morning. Photo: Murphy Prototypes

Car: #18 Oreca 03-Nissan Class: LMP2 Classification: 3rd Total Time: 6:00’37.426 Best Lap: 1:21.336 (Brendon Hartley, Lap 207) Total Laps: 251 Fastest Lap of Race: 1:21.336 (Brendon Hartley, Lap 207) Murphy Prototypes took the chequered flag at its first 6-Hours of Donington race in a well deserved third place position. Following a strong showing... [Read more...]

Murphy Prototypes wants to win!

July 10, 2012 by Murphy Prototypes  

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Murphy Prototypes wants to win at Donington. Photo: Pedro Dermaux

For their first season in LMP2, Murphy Prototypes has quickly found the right rhythm. After a promising debut performance on the Paul Ricard circuit, the Irish team showed well at the 6 Hours of Spa, in the World Endurance Championship. Longtime leaders in the event, the No. 48 ended up on the third step of the podium. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the... [Read more...]

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