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Since 2010 the Inter Europol Competition team runs different cars in different championships. It all started with the Formula Renault 2.0 in the FR2.0 Northern European Cup and other single seater championships. To this day the team has run one or two FR2.0 in one or more championships.

Besides the Formula Renault, the team also owns two Ligier JS P217 and two new Ligier JS P320.

The team started racing with the LMP3 in 2016. It won the VdeV championship both in 2016 and 2017. It entered one LMP3 in the European Le Mans Series in 2017 and in 2018, and two LMP3 and one LMP2 in 2019. In both 2018 and 2019 the team finished as Vice Champion LMP3 in the European Le Mans Series.

For the 2018-2019 season of the Asian Le Mans Series, the team entered one LMP3 with one goal: to receive an entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The goal was reached with two wins and two second places. Kuba Smiechowski and Martin Hippe won the LMP3 class and the team entered #34 LMP2 in the 87th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and finished 16th in class in 2019.

The team also participated with two LMP3 and two LMP2 in the Asian Le Mans Series 2019-2020 season.

In 2020 the team has one LMP2 and one LMP3 entered in the ELMS and one LMP2 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The people who work for the team come from Germany, Poland, England, Sweden, Hungary, France, Italy, Spain, 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 a Polish bakery situated near Warsaw (Poland) which 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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18 October 2020 19:29

A podium finish and a lot of firsts at Petit Le Mans

It was the first podium for the team in an LMP2! It was the first race in Amercia and it was the first race in an Oreca. The Inter Europol Competition #51 Oreca LMP2 crew of Kuba Smiechowski, Rob Hodes and Austin McCusker finished third in the Motul Petit Le Mans race of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship at Road Atlanta.

 

  • Another first: the team will participate in the 2020 Mobil 1 Twelve hours of Sebring from 14 – 17 November. Team mates of Kuba Smiechowski will be announced shortly.

 

It was a very eventful race and a steep learning curve for the crew and drivers.

The difference between European and American racing also became clear. In Europe refuelling is done with the engine off, not so in the US. Smiechowski nearly left the pits with the fuel equipment still attached to the car, for which a drive trough penalty was given. Smiechowski was fast in the car and set his fastest laptime in the second hour: 1m12s038.

In Europe all tyres are heated, so when Hodes left the pit on cold tyres, he spun, but could rejoin. For Hodes it was his first Petit Le Mans race and his first in an LMP2 and he was the second fastest bronze driver.

McCusker did a really good job; he stayed out of trouble and drove the car over the finish line.

 

Sascha Fassbender (team manager): “We are very happy. The team has worked flat out and did a great job. A lot of firsts this weekend and best of all a first LMP2 podium finish. It was a fantastic experience and we are looking forward to take all we learned from here and put them to good use in Sebring in four weeks. Now we first go back to Europe to Portimao, where we will fight for the ELMS title with our #13 LMP3. The team is more then ever extremely motivated.”

 

Kuba Smiechowski (POL): “It was really good. I enjoyed it all. Inside the Oreca it is much smaller than in the Ligier and it took a little while to get used to it. And I found the Oreca a little easier to drive as there is more front grip. I am very happy to be on the podium as the crew worked so hard. I am glad we could give them what they deserved. We went directly from Monza to Atlanta and now back to the workshop in Germany to prepare the car for the last ELMS race in Portimao. To all of them a big thank you.”

 

Rob Hodes (USA) : “I had an absolute blast at Le Petit Le Mans; the longest and fastest roller coaster ride of my life!  Learning I was the race’s second fastest bronze driver in my first LMP2 competition was pretty cool.  Unfortunately I cost us time with an outlap cold tire spin which had me over cautious trying to determine if something was wrong with the car.  As it turned out there was no damage but the loss of time wouldn’t have gained us another position.  Kuba and Austin drove really consistent. I am so happy for them and the entire Inter Europol Competition team who worked so hard to get this podium finish!”

 

Austin McCusker (USA): “Coming in it was very difficult to know what to expect. The team was new to the Oreca, I had no experience in an LMP2 whatsoever and as a driver pairing we had never worked together. To come away with a podium and top ten overall finish is a fantastic result. We kept our head down and just kept working on finishing the race in the best position that we could. I can’t thank the team and IMSA enough for giving me the opportunity to race at Petit Le Mans in an LMP2. It was a fantastich experience and it makes me hungry for more.”




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  • Kuba Śmiechowski

    Poland

    #34 Ligier LMP2

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    Austria

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    Russia/Georgia

    #34 Ligier LMP2

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    Germany

    #13 Ligier LMP3

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    England

    #13 Ligier LMP3

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