Inter Europol Competition expands to three entries in the European Le Mans Series; confirm driver lineup

8 December 2023

Inter Europol Competition returns to the European Le Mans Series with an expanded lineup in 2024, fielding two LMP2 Orecas and a single LMP3 Ligier.

#88 LMP3 – Alex Bukhantsov – Pedro Perino – Kai Askey
The #88 LMP3, a new number to the Inter Europol Competition squad, features a familiar face in the return of Kai for what will be his third championship assault with the team.

Kai raced with us in both the Asian Le Mans Series and ELMS this year, proving his undoubted speed and helping the team to fourth in the LMP3 standings after securing two podiums.

Alex is another familiar face, having competed with us in the Asian series last year. He has plenty of Radical and Prototype experience and was P6 overall with us in the UAE doubleheaders.

Pedro meanwhile raced in Italian F4 before moving to Prototype Cup in Germany for his first taste of LMP3. This year, he raced in ELMS for the first time, securing two podium positions en route to sixth in the standings.

#34 LMP2 Clement Novalak – Ollie Gray – TBC
F2 racer Clement tested with us successfully recently in Bahrain and proved quick from the outset despite his limited prototype experience.

He comes from a successful single-seater background where he won the British F3 championship in 2019 before moving to F2 to off the back of third in the FIA Formula 3 championship.

Ollie comes from Formula 4 in the United Arab Emirates and will be making his Prototype debut with us this year in Barcelona, while the final driver has yet to be confirmed.

#43 LMP2 – Vladislav Lomko – Tom Dillmann – Sebastian Alvarez
It’s also an all-new lineup for the #43 Oreca; Vlad may be just 18, but he already has plenty of LMP2 experience from 2023, recording third place this year at Spa Francorchamps.

2022 Michelin Le Mans Cup LMP3 champion Tom brings bags of experience to the team and most recently competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship Hypercar class, while Seb is well known to the team from his extensive prototype experience in IMSA, ELMS and Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Details of the team’s programmes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Le Mans Cup and Ultimate Cup Series will be confirmed in the coming weeks and months.

#88 LMP3
Alex Bukhantsov: “I am pleased to be returning to Inter Europol Competition for the upcoming European season. With the support of an incredible team, alongside my teammates Kai and Pedro, I believe we have a remarkably strong lineup ready to compete for the championship.”

Pedro Perino: “I am very happy to be joining Inter Europol Competition; the team has shown in the past that they are strong, very capable of winning. I have confidence in myself and in our lineup, so we can’t wait to get started!”

Kai Askey: “I am happy to continue with Inter Europol Competition in 2024 in LMP3. We definitely share the same desire and goal for the ELMS campaign, which is to fight for the title. I am confident that we have the right package as a team: a strong group of people and also Pedro and Alex my two teammates, which are obviously very strong and will play an important part in our objectives. I can’t wait to get back in action and start preparing for the season!”

#43 LMP2
Vlad Lomko: “I am delighted to join Inter Europol Competition for the 2024 ELMS season alongside Tom and Sebastian. The lineup looks very promising, and I’m confident in my team for the upcoming season!”

Tom Dillmann: “Really looking forward to the ELMS season with a very competitive team. I will do my best to be a leader for my young, talented teammates and chase top results every weekend.”

Sebastian Alvarez: “It is a pleasure to represent a team like Inter Europol Competition. First, I want to thank the team for the support and for making this possible. Our lineup is very competitive, but the level of the LMP2 in ELMS will be extremely high, so we need to work hard as a team and be very consistent during the year to be in a position to fight for the title. I am ready for this challenge and will give it all to succeed!”

#34 LMP2
Clement Novalak: “I’m chuffed to be going racing in the European Le Mans Series with IEC; I couldn’t think of a better place to start this new chapter in my career in Endurance racing. I’ve integrated well with the team, and learning a whole new side of racing with them has been great. Extremely looking forward to getting started with them!”

Ollie Gray: “I’m very excited to be joining Inter Europol for the 2024 ELMS season. They have been very successful in the past, winning Le Mans in 2023, which is an amazing achievement, and I am super excited to get going in this new chapter of my career.”

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