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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 LMP3’s in the VdeV and one LMP3 in the European Le Mans Series. With a Formula Renault 2.0 in some races of the VdeV and the ESET V4 series and with a couple of GP2’s and a F1 car in the Boss GP series.

The Inter Europol Competition team is sponsored by Inter Europol and run by Keese Motorsport and their team of professional engineers and mechanics. Hence the name Inter Europol Competition powered by Keesemotorsport on the car. 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 big.

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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23 July 2017 20:20

5th at the Red Bull Ring: best ELMS finish for the Inter Europol Competition team

While Martin Hippe qualified the LMP3 of the Inter Europol Competition car for 13th place on the grid (26th overall), Kuba Smiechowski took the start. After the four hour race Smiechowski/Hippe finished in fifth position in LMP3 and 13th overall. Their best finish so far this year in the ELMS.

Just after the start and still on the first lap, Smiechowski narrowly escaped being hit by the #3 LMP3 car which spun, but he could continue with no harm done. Smiechowski moved up to 10th in the first hour. The first of the three compulsory pitstops was done just on the one hour mark.

At the beginning of the second hour Smiechowski nearly spun in the Rauch corner after his rear axle locked on breaking. Unfortunately the #12 Eurointernational car could not avoid him and suffered a puncture and some damage and had to retire. Smiechoswki could continue and moved up to 6th in LMP3.

Just into the third hour Smiechowski was 5th when Hippe took over for his stint. Hippe came back into the race in 7th place. 30 minutes into his first stint he moved up to 6th place and had just one more long compulsory pitstop to go. After the #7 LMP3 dropped out of the race, Hippe moved up to 5th. And then to 4th when #9 LMP3 was taking its last pitstop.

Into the last hour Hippe was third and 11th overall and the team still had to take the third compulsory pitstop. During the full course yellow many cars came in for their last pitstop but the team had another idea and stayed out, hoping for the forecasted rain. But the rain did not come and the Inter Europol Competition team had to be satisfied with 5th place. However, it is the best result for the team so far in the European Le Mans Series.

Kuba Smiechowski: “For the first hour I was just not too happy as I tried to catch up with the guys in front of me, but the gap just stayed the same. About two or three seconds. In the race I had some oversteer and then some understeer, but that became a little less further into the race. But I felt I had a steady race pace and am of course happy with the result. Though it just might have been better. The potential is there. I hope next time.”

Martin Hippe: “I raced as fast as I possibly could, but the clash with the #12 must have damaged the nose and maybe something else as well because it was not easy. At the beginning the car felt sort of good, but it became worse as the tyres worn off. The last 30 minutes were the worst. Like Kuba I think the potential for a podium is there. But racing in the ELMS is not easy, it is hard work. Fun, but hard work.”

Jorg Kranzfelder (Engineer): “I took a chance on the rain. If it had rained we possibly would have had a better result. But then it didn’t rain and we still had the best result so far in the ELMS. I am happy with the laptimes during the race but, where we can and have to improve, is at qualifying. So more work to be done.”

Next race: GT&Prototype Challenge 4 – 6 August Assen (Holland)




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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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RACE SERIES


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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