During todays live-streaming press conference in Paris the “Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile“ (FIA) and the “Automobile Club de l’Ouest” (ACO) have confirmed the participation of LMP1 Team ByKOLLES Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans respectively.
The unique presentation took place at a TV studio in the heart of Paris enableing the international media and the motorsport fans worldwide to watch the press conference live and direct online via Motorsport.com.
The Austrian FIA WEC team ByKOLLES Racing finished the season in the top class of endurance racing with their fifth consecutive podium finish. After a second place for Kaffer/Trummer, the team is hungry for more success and prepares for the next season with the goal to claim the LMP1 privateer class victory.
Thanks to another flawless performance under difficult track conditions in Shanghai, the ByKOLLES Racing team finished the latest six hour race on the podium. Even a victory in the LMP1 privateer class was within reach, but due to a full course yellow phase in the final stage of the race, the CLM P1/01 eventually crossed the finish line in second place.
Boris Bermes, Head of Operations ByKOLLES Racing: “It was a fantastic fight in the LMP1 class, and we are accordingly happy about our fourth podium finish in a row. Pierre was dominating from the start on, and I was impressed in particular by his overtaking manoeuvre on Mathias Beche. He was slowed down by a GT car only on his way to the pit lane, which was the only reason why he lost the lead. We changed to intermediates only after four hours, and switched to slick tyres for the last two stints. Considering the number of spins and accidents, Pierre and Simon, who was once again able to improve massively during the course of the weekend, did an incredible job with their error-free performance. We are very happy with the performance of the entire team.“
Kaffer-Trummer error-free in Fuji despite extreme weather conditions
ByKOLLES Racing continues its successful run in the LMP1 privateer class seamlessly with a second place at the Fuji International Speedway. Despite the extreme weather conditions which are typical for this region, Pierre Kaffer and Simon Trummer did not make any mistakes and claimed the eighth place in the overall classification after the six hour-long race.
Second consecutive win for ByKOLLES Racing
Second high-profile success in a row for Simon Trummer, Pierre Kaffer and ByKOLLES Racing, who won the 6 Hours race on the Circuit of the Americas following their recent triumph at the Nürburgring. Austin remains a good place for the successful Austrian team based in Greding.
After P3 in the LMP2 class in 2013 and P2 in the LMP1 Privateer class in 2014 it finally worked out in their third attempt:
ByKOLLES Racing celebrated a commanding victory in the category of private LMP1 cars in the “Lone Star Le Mans” night race in Austin, despite some technical issues.