Inter Europol Competition is a Polish racing team founded by Wojciech Śmiechowski, who started his automotive career in the 1980s.Passion and commitment resulted in establishing the team in 2010. The name sponsor is Inter Europol, a leading manufacturer of bakery products in Poland, exporting its products to Europe and beyond.
2010 – 2016
The team started its journey with Kuba Śmiechowski’s trials in single-seater formulas. From the moment when Kuba Smiechowski entered Formula Renault 2.0 for the Northern European Cup, we started to grow as a team.In 2016, the team made its debut in Endurance races – the European Le Mans Series and V de V Sports. Already in 2016 and 2017 we won the Championship in the VdeV Endurance series, and in 2018 we won the third place in the European Le Mans Series in the LMP3 category.
2016 – 2019
The following years were committed to development of skills and abilities, as well as further successes. In 2018/19, we triumphed in the Asian Le Mans Series, winning the championship in the LMP3 class. It was a breakthrough moment for the team, which was increasingly gaining importance in the international racing community.
2019 – 2021
Inter Europol Competition has been promoted to the LMP2 class in the European Le Mans Series. It was another step forward in the development of the team, which not only successfully competed on European tracks, but also took part in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. The following years were also full of development, in 2020 we joined the IMSA series in the United States, starting in Petit Le Mans and the 12h race in Sebring.During this time, we managed to move the entire workshop from Germany to the vicinity of Warsaw, which resulted in a much better organisation of work and development of the team.
Our historic and first season for Poland in the FIA World Endurance Championship with our new car Oreca LMP2. We finished our debut series with a strong fifth position. We also achieved a great result in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fifth and continuing our competition in this toughest race in the world.
We entered the Asian Le Mans Series with an LMP3, finishing seventh in the championship, while we raced the #13 and #14 Ligier LMP3 and #43 Oreca LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series. In the FIA World Endurance Championship, we have LMP2 No. 34 and an additional entry for car No. 43 for the next edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Inter Europol Competition is expanding its racing program for the 2023 season with a series of six-round three-crew Michelin Le Mans Cup championships.The LIGIER LMP4 and two LMP3 LIGIER JS P320 cars join the collection of our cars, in total we have 7 “active” cars. We start the season with the Asian Le Mans Series, where we entered with as many as four cars – the prototype Oreca 07 in the LMP2 class and three Ligier JS P320 in the LMP3 category. It was the largest racing program of the Polish team so far, with twelve drivers in four races and we won the first place during the 4-hour race in Dubai. The European Le Mans Series got off to an equally satisfying start with second place in the clash in Barcelona. The competition in the FIA WEC was no different – a fourth position at the season opener in Sebring was a good result, but the first podium in the Inter Europol Competition career in the FIA WEC race at Spa-Francorchamps is a unique achievement for everyone members of the Inter Europol Competition team. However, the best was yet to come. During the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Polish team with the #34 car won first place. For the first time we could hear the Polish anthem on the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe and in the FIA World Endurance Championship, which is the pinnacle of sports car racing. Inter Europol Competition is a story of continuous development, success and passion. The team not only represents Poland on the international racing scene, but is also an inspiration for many young adepts of this sport who dream of achievements at the highest level.