Press Release n.1-18 - ELMS & Le Mans 24
Tuesday, 13 Febraury 2018
New challenge for Ebimotors in 2018
2018 will be a breakthrough year for the italian team directed by Enrico Borghi. In occasion of the official ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) press conference held on the 8th of February, it was announced the complete list of teams taking part to the European Le Mans Series and the ones selected for the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours. Ebimotors is proud to be included in both the announcements with a spot in the GTE Am class.
The team will field one of the six brand new Porsche 911 RSR, a car that marks a sweeping change in Porsche’s history, with the introduction of a newly modeled mid-engine framework. This will be possible thanks to a strategic collaboration with Proton Competition and its boss Christian Ried, who has been extremely helpful and shared his extensive experience in international racing.
2018 ELMS competitors full season entry list includes 6 cars in LMGTE class:
#55 Spirit of Race - Ferrari F488 GTE
#66 JMW Motorsport - Ferrari F488 GTE
#77 Proton Competition - Porsche 911 RSR
#80 Ebimotors - Porsche 911 RSR
#83 Krohn Racing - Ferrari F488 GTE
#88 Proton Competition - Porsche 911 RSR
The 60-car grid for the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours is completed by a 13-car entry of GTE Am class:
#54 Spirit of Race – Ferrari 488 GTE
#56 Project 1 – Porsche 911 RSR
#61 Clearwater Racing – Ferrari 488 GTE
#70 MR Racing – Ferrari 488 GTE
#77 Dempsey Proton Racing – Porsche 911 RSR
#80 Ebimotors – Porsche 911 RSR
#84 JMW Motorsport – Ferrari 488 GTE
#85 Keating Motorsports – Ferrari 488 GTE
#86 Gulf Racing – Porsche 911 RSR
#88 Proton Competition – Porsche 911 RSR
#90 TF Sport – Aston Martin Vantage GTE
#98 Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage GTE
#99 Proton Competition – Porsche 911 RSR
“2018 could have not started better” stated Enrico Borghi. “The opportunity for me and my team to be part of the most important race in the world is a great honor. I have represented Porsche since the beginning of my career and being in Le Mans as the only Italian team is a dream come true”.
On the drivers side, the full line-up for both of the racing commitments has not yet been defined. One of the certainties will be the experienced Fabio Babini. The FIA Gold rated driver has been one of the main contenders in the 2017 Le Mans Cup, and will definitely be back on the grid eager to tackle the new challenges of this exciting season.
“I can’t wait to get started” says Fabio Babini “Being able to represent Porsche at Le Mans is a privilege, it would be amazing to repeat the victory of 2001 with the same brand. The team is a strong reality and is looking to obtain even more successes in the upcoming season.”
“I am very happy to be back at Le Mans for the 8th time” says Fabio Babini “Being able to represent Porsche at Le Mans is a privilege, it would be amazing to repeat the victory of 2001 with the same brand. The team is a strong reality and is looking to obtain even more successes in the upcoming season.”
Ebimotors thanks his partners and sponsor for the continued support throughout the seasons and is looking forward a successful year.
European Le Mans Series & Le Mans 24 Hours
10 April - Test - Le Castellet
15 April - Round 1 - Le Castellet
13 May - Round 2 - Monza
16-17 June - 86th Le Mans 24 Hours
22 July - Round 3 - Red Bull Ring
18 August - Round 4 - Silverstone
23 September - Round 5 - Spa-Francorchamps
28 October - Round 6 - Portimão
Official hashtag: #MissionEbi