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.
Kaffer and Trummer celebrate first victory at Nürburgring
ByKOLLES Racing has reached an important milestone with a victory in the LMP1 privateer class at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. It was an undeniably hard-earned and well deserved success after a challenging start to the season. With numerous technical improvements in terms of aerodynamics and reliability in tow, the Greding- based team has now been rewarded with silverware at the Nürburgring of all places.
After a successful “dress rehearsal“ during the tests at the end of July, the ByKOLLES Racing team travelled to the iconic German race track with certain expectations. Pierre Kaffer and Simon Trummer were able to improve the set-up of the CLM P1/01 in two trouble-free practices and laid the foundation for the race victory to follow.
For all racing teams the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans event represents the highlight of the FIA World Endurance Championship however, for privateer LMP1 contenders ByKOLLES Racing the 2015 edition is extra special. History will be made at 15:00 CET on June 13th 2015 as the first ever Austrian LMP team competes in the world-class endurance challenge at Le Mans.
ByKOLLES Racing drivers Simon Trummer (CHE) and Pierre Kaffer (DEU) are joined by Portuguese former F1 driver Tiago Monteiro as they contest the highly competitive LMP1 class in the CLM P1/01. All three drivers have played a crucial role in the development of the car during the recent test at Spa and the official Le Mans track orientation last weekend.
Ahead of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13th, Austrian LMP1 team ByKOLLES Racing is pleased to announce that former Portuguese F1 driver Tiago Monteiro will join ByKOLLES Racing drivers Simon Trummer (CHE) and Pierre Kaffer (DEU) to contest the LMP1 class in the CLM P1/01.
Commenting on his appointment Tiago Monteiro said: “I‘m delighted to join ByKOLLES Racing for Le Mans, it’s an honour to be asked and I’m very grateful to Honda for temporarily releasing me from my obligations so that I can participate. I’ve competed in the race multiple times in the past and I love the event. I know the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and I’m confident that we will make the most of the race. Most of all I’m looking forward to testing in the car ahead of the race, we want to be as prepared as possible before the big day.”