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The Inter Europol Competition team started in 2010 when Kuba Smiechowski entered a Formula Renault 2.0 in the FR2.0 Northern European Cup. Since then, the team has run a number of different cars in different championships, but it was not until 2016 that the team started in endurance racing.

2022

Luckily this year, the world looks ‘normal’ again. We entered one LMP3 in Asian Le Mans Series with two races in Dubai and two in Abu Dhabi over two weekends.

In the European Le Mans Series, we race with the #13 and #14 Ligier LMP3, plus our Oreca LMP2 car. We are not running our usual number 34 but with the #43.

And once again, we will race in the WEC with our LMP2 #34. In the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a second LMP2 is entered (#43).

2021

Our first year with our new Oreca LMP2 #34 in the World Endurance Championship. We were the first Polish team in the history of the WEC and finished 5th.

And for the third time participated in 24 Hours of Le Mans (as part of the WEC season). We finished 5th. And very proud we were!

In 2018, 2019, and 2020 the #13 finished as Vice-Champion LMP3 in the European Le Mans Series.

2020

Due to the Covid pandemic, the team only ran the #13 LMP3 and the #34 LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series. But despite the worldwide pandemic, the team made the trip to the USA and participated with an LMP2 in the IMSA Petit Le Mans and the Sebring 12 hours. And we were back again in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2019 – 2020

Back to the Asian Le Mans Series. This time with four cars: two LMP3 and two LMP2.

2019

Our green and yellow #34 Ligier LMP2 raced in the 87th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the ELMS, we ran two Ligier LMP3 and joined for the first time by the #34 Ligier LMP2. One LMP3 also took part in the Ultimate Cup Series.

2018 – 2019

One LMP3 raced in the Asian Le Mans Series with one goal: to get an entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kuba Smiechowski and Martin Hippe won the LMP3 class (2 wins and 2 second places), and the dream came true.

2018

We entered two LMP3s in the European Le Mans Series and two LMP3s in the VdeV Championship.

2017

Two Ligier LMP3 competed to win in the VdeV (and the one did) and one in the European Le Mans Series. One LMP3 raced the entire GT& Prototype Challenge, and the second one in three races only.

2016

In our first year in endurance racing, we entered the VdeV Championship with one Ligier LMP3 and won the championship! One LMP3 also raced in the European Le Mans Series.

The people who work for the team come from Germany, Poland, England, Sweden, Hungary, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belarus, and the Czech Republic. A truly international team with dedication and years of experience.

Since 2010 Inter Europol has been the main sponsor. Inter Europol is a Polish bakery near Warsaw (Poland) that delivers bread and bread-related products 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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25 September 2022 18:18

A perfect LMP3 Spa success, as the LMP2 comes from the back to join podium celebrations!

A perfect LMP3 Spa success, as the LMP2 comes from the back to join podium celebrations!

The Spa-Francorchamps European Le Mans Series round today saw the #13 trio of Charles Crews, Nico Pino and Guilherme Oliveira return to the top step of the podium for the third time in as many races, following a flawless performance in the penultima round of the championship. The victory moves them to the head of the LMP3 standings heading to Portimao next month.

There were also long-overdue celebrations on the right-hand side of the Inter Europol Competition garage as well, after what had seemed to be a tough weekend was completely transformed on race day. After a difficult season, Fabio Scherer, David Heinemeier Hansson and Pietro Fittipaldi were able to race from the very last position on the 39-car grid, to second position.

The team spent the week at Spa-Francorchamps, taking part in the test day on Wednesday before progressing through the official practice sessions and then into a dry qualifying session where Charles put the #13 LMP3 third on the grid, Noam Abramczyk 13th in the #14, while it all went wrong for Fabio in the LMP2.

Pushing hard with rain expected, but yet to fall, Fabio lost the #43 Oreca at the Bruxelles tight right-hander. With the car stranded at 90 degrees to the traffic, the red flags were thrown and the session halted, This meant that Fabio and teammates David and Pietro would head into the race from last on the grid as a penalty for the session stoppage.

The race was more straightforward for the #13 trio, with Charles running at the front early on, before dropping back when it was clear that title rivals #17 COOL racing had been unceremoniously punted out of the race. Still very much in contention, Nico took over, moved back to the front and in tandem with a great fuel – and long stop strategy – was able to run at the front and subsequently, take a comfortable win with Guilherme at the wheel.

Fabio meanwhile enjoyed an astonishing triple stint at the start to move from last to the race lead. It was an incredible performance from driver and team alike as the #43 Oreca was flying. A great battle with the #37 COOL Racing entry followed before he handed over to David. Despite a quick spin at La Source, he too was right on it, lapping at the leader’s pace in the second position for a long period of the race. This became fifth and then Pietro took over and at this point, the team did not know what to expect..

Pietro’s task was made more difficult, as he was down a set of tyres compared to his rivals – courtesy of the qualifying spin – and had to run four stints with the same tyres on the lesser-loaded right-hand side of the car. Expectations were that he would lose pace, and while the lap times did drop marginally, great strategy and great skill vaulted him second, a position he would retain to the chequered flag.

The #14 crew had a tougher race in the sister Ligier LMP3, but the pace was there for Mateusz as he took the class lead during his stint, but unfortunately, over the race distance, he and teammates James and Noam had to be content with the eighth position.

The team now prepare for the final rounds of both the European Le Mans Series in Portugal, as well as the FIA World Endurance Bahrain season finale.

Charles Crews #13
“Our whole outlook for the race weekend was to continue what we have been doing whilst being as aggressive as we can without risking anything at all. All three of us were very careful with the conditions and with the pace to ensure we got from start to finish without scratching the car, which we did. The pitstops were perfect and the strategy was absolutely unreal. Each of our long stops were under FCY which was perfect and being the only Bronze driver in the car, this gave us additional flexibility, especially to stretch the fuel to very maximum.”

Nico Pino #13
“Traffic was actually good and it was fun passing others to move back to the head of the field in P1 to ensure we had a margin and had everything in control. It was a case of continuing the great work that we have been doing and to push when required while not taking any real risks.”

Guilherme Oliveira #13
“It was crucial to make no mistakes, to keep the car on the track and knowing our margin was quite big it was so enjoyable as the car was mega today. Every lap around here is magic, so I really enjoyed the race and I’m looking forward to my home race.”

Pietro Fittipaldi #43
“It was an absolutely unbelievable race from P39 to P2 and nobody thought that was possible, to be honest. Fabio had a fantastic start in the damp and was able to move all the way forward and then David got in the car and was right on the pace. At that point, though we were doubting the result was there for the taking as we were down a set of tyres compared to our rivals due to Fabio’s qualifying spin. So I was thinking that the others would have new tyres at the end and I would be struggling for pace. I got in the car P5 and I don’t know how – but we were able to do some good lap times and undercut the other to get back to P2. Towards the end, I was fighting and holding off the Prema and the right-hand side tyres were the quadruple-stinted ones, but we were able to execute and get second place, which is unbelievable. So happy with that.”

David Heinemeier Hansson #43
“I have never – in a single race – gone from that bad to that good in my entire driving career. We have never started with such low expectations from that low on the grid to finish in second position. It was an absolutely incredible run from Fabio at the start and it was finally a time where I felt we got more than the sum of our parts. Everything was there, it was clicking, it was easy and the lap times were just there. To see Pietro finishing in P2 was incredible. It’s been a tough season so it’s great to feel post-race joy and this is a huge boost.”

Fabio Scherer #43
“That was alright! I can’t wait to see the onboard footage of my stints. It was crazy in the beginning with some damp areas, with some cares even going off on their formation laps but for me I love these conditions, and I went with the pack, used our momentum and was able to pass a lot of cars to move from P39 to P1 with a lot of good, hard battles through the field.”

Mateusz Kaprzyk #14
“My stint was very good, and I was racing so hard! It’s never easy to pass the other guys, especially when offline it was a little wet but still, I can be very happy with my performance to take the #14 to the front of the field in my stint.”


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