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Silverstone: Friday Paddock Notebook

ELMS and WEC mix and match! Problems for Untied and Villorba Corsa in Wednesday test


LMP3 Cup grid building

DSC bumped into Bute Motorsport’s Phil Boland today in the ELMS paddock, who was in the midst of meetings ahead of the 2018 LMP3 Cup round at Donington.

“We’re expecting more cars for Donington, 5-6 CNs in our new invitational class,” he said. “It’s been successful getting them together, though we want to make sure that the LMP3 cars are still the top class so we may restrict the rev limits.

“We’ve also been speaking to some of the Radical Masters teams with SR8s, and that could prove to add more cars to our grid too. We’re pushing hard. We expect the grid for Donington to be better, and next season too. We’re preparing for 2019 early.”

EoT News

Both Rebellion Racing and DragonSpeed have confirmed to DSC that they are able to get their #1 and #3 R13s, and the #10 BR1 down to their new prescribed minimum weight after the most recent Equivalence of Technology measures saw the non-hybrid powered LMP1s dealt an additional 15 kilo weight break over and above the other measures dealt to their turbocharged class-mates.

How to follow the ELMS tomorrow

There’s plenty of ways to follow the ELMS action this weekend. The official stream will as usual be available for Qualifying and the Race, featuring commentary from Jonny Palmer and the DSC Editoras well as live timing, which is available HERE.

Radio Le Mans is also broadcasting all the sessions from trackside, you can listen to its audio feed HERE.

With it being a double-header with the WEC, there’s plenty to keep up with whether you’re trackside at Silverstone, or at home. The full timetable for the event can be found HERE.

Additional security measures at Silverstone in the wake of the incident last week in central London will see fans restricted to “only necessary baggage, 20L or smaller. Trolleys will not be admitted

Additional security searches are also possible.

A lap of Silverstone

The FIA WEC YouTube channel has released a full onboard lap of the Silverstone circuit in a Aston Martin Vantage AMR and Toyota TS050 HYBRID, which you can watch below. The speed difference is staggering!

Aston Martin:


Senna discusses his accident

The FIA WEC managed to chat with Bruno Senna after his FP1 accident yesterday, to get an update on his condition.

Another Borga With Cool Racing

ELMS fans are used to seeing Antonin Borga at the wheel of the #4 Cool Racing Ligier JSP3 in the European Le Mans Series. But, Antonin is not in Silverstone this weekend as his wife is expecting a baby. He is replaced by his look-a-like brother Lucas Borga.

“It’s my first race in the ELMS this week-end” he said apprehensively. Borga already competed two races with Duqueine Engineering’s Ligier JSP3 in 2017, including the Road To Le Mans. “It’s a one-off” Lucas added. “Antonin will be back at Spa next month”.