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Since 2010 the Inter Europol Competition team runs different cars in different championships. This year the team will participate with two LMP3s in the VdeV championship and with one LMP3 in the European Le Mans Series. With either one or two LMP3s and with different drivers and driver pairings the team participates in the new Dutch GT&Prototype Challenge. A Formula Renault 2.0 is prepared for one driver in some races in the VdeV and in the ESET V4 series. And, last but not least, with a GP2 in the Boss GP series.

The Inter Europol Competition team is sponsored by Inter Europol and run by Keese Motorsport and its team of professional engineers and mechanics. Hence the name Inter Europol Competition powered by Keesemotorsport on the car and on the team clothing. The people who work for the team come from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Holland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. A truly international team with years of experience.

In 2010 Inter Europol became the main sponsor. Inter Europol is an international bakery situated near Warsaw (Poland) which delivers bread and bread related products to mostly European countries but to over 30 countries worldwide. Their customers are airlines, hotels, fuel stations, etc. The chance that you ate their bread at one time or another is very likely.

The colours green and yellow on the car are those of Inter Europol and are inspired by lush green fields and the sun.




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24 September 2017 18:07

Fourth; happy to be the best of the rest at Spa

On a one of those beautiful rare sunny autumn mornings at Spa Francorchamps, the Inter Europol Competition team LMP3 with number 13 started from 13th place on row 13 in the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series. In a race with five full course yellows and two safety car periods, Kuba Smiechowski moved from 9th to 5th in the first two hours of the race. After two hours, he handed the car over to Martin Hippe. Hippe fell back to 7th but gained a couple of place in the third hour. In the last hour he firmly kept the door closed to first the #6 LMP3 and then to the #3, and put the Inter Europol Competition LMP3 over the finish line in fourth position.

In the first hour of the race Smiechowski moved from 13th to 9th and a bit up and down the leaderboard, and went into the second hour still being in 9th place. In his second hour in the car, Smiechowski came in for the first pitstop during a safety car period and returned to the track in 6th position. After the restart and another full course yellow, he moved up to 5th before he handed the car over to Martin Hippe during the second pitstop. With 45 minutes to go Hippe was in 3rd position but got overtaken by the number #3 and with just 10 minutes to go, got overtaken by the #6 LMP3 which then spun and dropped down to 7th. Hippe came in for the last splash and dash pitstop and fell back to 10th but could push his way back up to 4th place. Hippe closed the door on his pursuers and with a difference of only 0,599 seconds, he crossed the finish line in fourth position.

With all the full course yellows and safety car periods, the race was a bit of a lottery of where everybody was going to finish. But maybe all those numbers 13 helped get the Inter Europol Competition team to fourth.

Martin Hippe: “It was difficult to say why, but I did not really feel comfortable in the car. I missed the easy flow of the race at Paul Ricard. We had to very work hard this time to get to fourth. At the end of the race I kept the door firmly closed to the #6 and #3 car and managed to bring the car home in fourth. We made the most of the car we had, much more we couldn’t have done. The competition is so close that the key is to drive a faultless race. That is what we did at Paul Ricard, not this time. This time we are very happy with fourth. “

Kuba Smiechowski: “With the safety car periods and full course yellows we did not get a lot of racing done. After the full course yellow I needed four laps to get the temperature back in my tyres. I am not sure if the first safety car period helped me or not. I was in 5th place but could not see any LMP3s in front of me. And it was very slippery out on the track. I would have loved being on the podium again, but am happy to be the best of the rest.”

Start: 23rd overall 13th LMP3
Hour 1: 22nd overall 10th LMP3
Hour 2: 16th overall 5th LMP3
Hour 3: 18th overall 6th LMP3
Hour 4: 15th overall 4th LMP3

Teams championship: 4th

Next race for the team:
Spa Francorchamps GT&Prototype Challenge 30 september / 1 October




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Drivers


  • Kuba Śmiechowski

    POLAND

    My first contact with motorsport was at the age of 14. My father took me to a karting…

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  • Martin Hippe

    GERMANY

    I first started karting when I was 4 years old and did the first few laps together with my father…

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  • Paul Scheuschner

    GERMANY

    My first experience on a circuit was at the famous Nürburgring, it was just a couple…

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  • Hendrik Still

    GERMANY

    I was born and raised very close to the Nürburgring. My father and I started going to the races …

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  • Xavier Michel

    FRANCE

    I started racing a Formula Ford in 1997 and stayed loyal to this class for about 12 years…

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  • Peter Elkmann

    GERMANY

    When I was 10 I got involved with the kartsport and my first race followed at age 13…

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  • Wolfgang Jordan

    GERMANY

    Wolfgang Jordan raced motorbikes back in 1976 and only restarted in motorsports…

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  • Hans Laub

    GERMANY

    Laub first started racing only back in 2013 in the GP Boss series. His first year he raced in a…

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  • Walter Steding

    GERMANY

    I was always interested in cars and racing. My first car (in 1969) was a Mini 850. But at that time…

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vdev V de V

This year the VdeV is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Sporting talent, ambience and conviviality are the values of the V de V Endurance Series and these values have never been so powerful. The team enjoys the friendly atmosphere in the paddock and the professional racing on track. A perfect weekend with great racing. The Inter Europol Competition team participates with two LS P3 LMP3 cars in the Endurance GT/Tourisme/LMP3 class.

Number of winning championships: 1

Drivers:

  • Kuba Śmiechowski
  • Paul Scheuschner
  • Hendrik Still
  • Xavier Michel

Cars:

  • Formula RENAULT 2.0
  • Ligier JS P3

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elms ELMS

Team spirit together with long distance performance, as embodied by the 24 Heures du Mans, is the credo of the European Le Mans Series. The duty of the ELMS is to offer its competitors a full season to race their cars on some of the best tracks in Europe, while keeping tight control of the costs associated with running in a top European wide series. Also, the champions will be offered a place on the grid of the 2017 24 Heures du Mans, which gives an extra, important dimension to the title race across the categories. The Inter Europol Competition team participates with one LS P3 LMP3 car.

Drivers:

  • Kuba Śmiechowski
  • Martin Hippe

Cars:

  • Ligier JS P3

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boss gp Boss GP

The BOSS GP is the fastest race series in Europe and one of the most spectacular series in the international motorsport world. The abbreviation BOSS stands for Big Open Single Seaters. Brute race monsters from Formula 1 go head to head against GP2, IndyCar, Champ Car, World Series by Renault, Superleague Formula and other powerful, fast and noisy Formula cars. This series is built on speed, spectacle and noise and will be a true paradise for the drivers as well for the motor sport fans. The Inter Europol Competition team participates with several cars from the F1 and GP2.

Number of winning championships: 2

Drivers:

  • Kuba Śmiechowski
  • Walter Steding

Cars:

  • Dallara GP2/05

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