Speed 2013 Starts At Hungaroring

The SPEED EuroSeries will commence at the WTCC event at the Hungaroring 3-5 May.

The event will run over 3 days with SPEED competitors having 2 x 60-minute free practice sessions on the Friday followed by 60-minute qualifying sessions and 90-minute race on Saturday. The Sunday will see another 90-minute race take place before the main WTCC event.

“Following the decision to cancel the planned Monza event we sat down with our partners including the very enthusiastic Eurosport Events who run the WTCC events and they really want to have our sports cars running to broaden the event offering. Together we have been able to put an excellent prize fund on the table to attract the best possible grid, the details of which will be communicated next week.

We will run a slimmer calendar this year with an even more attractive overall prize package including an LMP2 test drive and two brand new Honda K20A engines for the winner overall and the class winner for earlier chassis machines. We also have the fabulous Sunoco Daytona Challenge open to SPEED competitors which were won last season by our reigning champion, Ivan Bellarosa,” says Oliver McCrudden, CEO of SPEED EuroSeries organizer World Sports Car Organisation.

Timetable, hotel partners, and information regarding garages will be issued next week (commencing 08/04/13).

Foulard & Comole At Speed

Pegasus Racing will run two Ligier JS53 chassis in the 2013 SPEED EuroSeries with one car piloted by the promising young French pairing of Amandine Foulard and Lionel Comole.

Amandine is a rising star in French motorsport and has been a regular feature of the SPEED EuroSeries’ first two seasons whilst Lionel, a professional sportsman whose career was prematurely ended by a degenerative arthritic condition, joined the SPEED grid at Dijon in 2012 and immediately displayed the competitive instinct to be a winner.

“It’s fantastic to have Amandine and Lionel involved in 2013,” said Oli McCrudden, SPEED organizer. “Amandine has clearly developed her race craft and improved her speed over the two seasons in which she has raced with SPEED. Lionel is a real competitor with experience in rallying and other race formats. His high profile as a sportsman in France has to lead to his significant involvement in the Arthritis Foundation charity, a cause very personal to him, and one which SPEED will be championing this season.”

Pegasus Racing has been involved in SPEED EuroSeries campaigns since 2011 but this year will be the first time that the Strasbourg-based outfit will contest a full season. Having been on the top step of the podium in past events, they are one to watch in 2013.