Sébastien Loeb Racing has won the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) 4 Hours of Estoril last weekdn (19 October) in the #24 ORECA 03R, as well as completing the team’s 100 per cent finishing success in 2014. After a perfect race, the team claims its first ever victory in LM P2 with Vincent Capillaire and Jimmy Eriksson at the wheel. The Swedish driver was making his sportscar debut in Portugal !
At 17h30 local time, Vincent Capillaire (FR), who has raced for the team all season, crossed the finish line of the four-hour long race with a 35.39-second lead over the second placed car. “The team won this race so strongly because of hard work over the year – it has all been working to this point,” commented Capillaire. “All of the guys were really efficient and it’s not only a driver win but a team win. My team-mate Jimmy [Erikson] did a great job this weekend. We know he is very quick in GP3 but here he had to learn a lot with managing traffic and driver changes. He did a great job so I take my cap off to him. I feels great to be on the top step of the podium and I would like to dedicate this win to my friend Bruno.”
Joining Capillaire in the team this weekend was Swedish GP3 star and 2012 German F3 winner Jimmy Eriksson, who made his sportscar debut, and proved that Sébastien Loeb Racing has selected and supported the endurance racing talent of the future.