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Menezes to make ELMS return with DragonSpeed

Gustavo Menezes will make his first European Le Mans Series appearance in almost three years in next month's Red Bull Ring round as he rejoins the DragonSpeed LMP2 squad.

Rojas calls time on ELMS campaign two rounds early

Reigning European Le Mans Series champion Memo Rojas has announced he will not participate in the remaining two rounds of the 2020 season.

Montoya to make Le Mans return with DragonSpeed

Two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will make a late return to the Le Mans 24 Hours with the DragonSpeed LMP2 squad. 

DragonSpeed set for just two more IMSA races in 2020

The DragonSpeed LMP2 team will only participate in two more rounds of this year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season as a result of gaining a second entry in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

DragonSpeed reveals revised plans for IndyCar, IMSA, ELMS

DragonSpeed owner Elton Julian has committed to readying his team for the Indianapolis 500, while also continuing in the reduced-schedule IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and European Le Mans Series.

DragonSpeed reveals livery for IndyCar opener at St. Pete

DragonSpeed Racing team has posted on social media its colorscheme for Ben Hanley’s Dallara-Chevrolet in next weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series season-opener.

DragonSpeed confirms Hanley for IndyCar season-opener

Ben Hanley will start the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for DragonSpeed, as the team seeks to extend its participation in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series, but the team may change drivers during its part-time season.

DragonSpeed firms up 2020 IndyCar plans

DragonSpeed has announced it will contest six NTT IndyCar Series races in 2020, including a second attempt at the Indianapolis 500.

DragonSpeed signs Newey for Rolex 24

Harrison Newey will be the fourth driver of DragonSpeed’s Oreca LMP2 entry in next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Braun joins DragonSpeed for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Colin Braun will join Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in DragonSpeed’s Oreca 07-Gibson for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season-opener, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

DragonSpeed to run full IMSA LMP2 season

DragonSpeed has announced it will enter Ben Hanley and Henrik Hedman in all six LMP2 points-scoring rounds of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, as well as the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

DragonSpeed aims for Laguna Seca, 10 races in 2020

Ben Hanley says that Elton Julian’s DragonSpeed-Chevrolet team is aiming to be at the IndyCar season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and the team hopes to compete in 10 rounds in 2020.

DragonSpeed's IndyCar return delayed by visa problems

Elton Julian’s DragonSpeed team will not compete in this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio as his team has encountered issues with visas.

Davidson's team has "simple mission" at Le Mans

Anthony Davidson says the DragonSpeed LMP2 squad’s position in the FIA World Endurance points gives it a “simple mission” for this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

DragonSpeed unveils Gulf livery for LMP1 swansong

The DragonSpeed LMP1 team will race in the iconic colours of oil company Gulf in this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours.

DragonSpeed leaving LMP1 to focus on IndyCar program

Elton Julian, team principal at DragonSpeed, has announced that next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will see the team entering LMP1 for the final time, as he seeks to extend his NTT IndyCar Series campaign in 2020.

Davidson hails Maldonado’s "second-best ever drive"

Pastor Maldonado's late surge to LMP2 victory in last weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship race was the ex-Formula 1 driver's "second-best" ever drive, says DragonSpeed teammate Anthony Davidson.

DragonSpeed withdraws LMP1 entry from Spa

DragonSpeed has withdrawn its LMP1 entry from this weekend's Spa FIA World Endurance Championship round.

DragonSpeed "not here to make up the numbers" in IndyCar

DragonSpeed will not be merely aiming to "make up the numbers" with its part-time 2019 NTT IndyCar Series entry, says driver Ben Hanley.

IndyCar’s big questions of 2019

As the NTT IndyCar Series gathers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the first large group test of 2019, David Malsher looks at some of the main topics to watch in the season ahead.

Maldonado hails "special" first win as sportscar driver

Pastor Maldonado has hailed his “special” first win as a sportscar driver following his LMP2 class triumph with DragonSpeed in last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

DragonSpeed announces part-time 2019 IndyCar entry

DragonSpeed has confirmed a part-time 2019 IndyCar programme with the intention of going full-time the following year. 

Maldonado to make Rolex 24 debut

Formula 1 race winner Pastor Maldonado will make his Rolex 24 at Daytona debut next month as part of an expanded two-car assault from the DragonSpeed team.

DragonSpeed revises Fuji LMP1 driver line-up

Neither Pietro Fittipaldi nor Henrik Hedman will race for the DragonSpeed LMP1 team in next month’s Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship round, it has been announced.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Van der Zande leads FP3, Porsche 1-2 in GTLM

Renger van der Zande drove the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R to the top of the times at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, as Nick Tandy and Patrick Long put Porsche on top in the two GT classes.

DragonSpeed LMP1 behaved like "wild horse" at Silverstone

The DragonSpeed LMP1 car behaved like a "wild horse" throughout a "fantastically bad" FIA World Endurance Championship weekend at Silverstone, according to Renger van der Zande.

Davidson: Oreca LMP2 harder to drive than Toyota

Toyota LMP1 reserve driver Anthony Davidson says he has found the experience of driving DragonSpeed’s LMP2 Oreca at Silverstone harder than he expected.

DragonSpeed in IndyCar entry talks

World Endurance Championship LMP1 privateer team DragonSpeed will today speak to IndyCar as it plots a one-car entry for the 2019 season. 

Isaakyan "still has flashbacks" of aerial Spa crash

SMP Racing LMP1 driver Matevos Isaakyan admits he “still has flashbacks” of his airborne crash in the Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener.

SMP LMP1 aero changes for Le Mans revealed

The aerodynamic changes made to the BR Engineering LMP1 car in the wake of its aerial accident at the Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener have been revealed by chassis builder Dallara. 

SMP prepared to modify LMP1 car after airborne crash

SMP Racing has stated it is prepared to modify its BR1 LMP1 car if necessary as it investigates the dramatic airborne crash one of its cars suffered at Spa.

Fittipaldi was in Haas F1 test talks before crash

Pietro Fittipaldi was discussing a possible Haas Formula 1 test before the huge World Endurance Championship crash that left him with broken legs.

Maldonado's team must "reset" after fraught WEC debut

Ex-Formula 1 racer Pastor Maldonado says his DragonSpeed LMP2 team must "reset" after a troubled FIA World Endurance Championship debut at Spa.

DragonSpeed explains Fittipaldi's leg-breaking Spa crash

Pietro Fittipaldi's leg-breaking accident in qualifying for today's World Endurance Championship opener at Spa was almost certainly caused by power steering issues, his DragonSpeed team believes. 

Fittipaldi undergoes surgery after Spa WEC crash

Pietro Fittipaldi underwent a successful operation on Friday night after his high-speed crash during qualifying for the FIA World Endurance Championship curtain-raiser at Spa.

Fittipaldi suffers suspected leg fractures in Spa WEC crash

Pietro Fittipaldi has sustained "suspected fractures to both legs" in a heavy crash in qualifying for the World Endurance Championship season opener at Spa-Francorchamps, the FIA has confirmed.

Spa WEC: Toyota on pole, Fittipaldi suffers big crash

Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi took pole position for the FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa ahead of Toyota teammates Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima. 

Maldonado surprised by "proper racing car" LMP2

One-time Formula 1 race winner Pastor Maldonado has admitted he was surprised by the performance of the DragonSpeed LMP2 car after testing it for the first time at Paul Ricard earlier this month.

Davidson: Toyota retains priority over LMP2 race drive

Anthony Davidson's Toyota LMP1 reserve driver commitments will take priority over his LMP2 race drive with DragonSpeed after this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Gutierrez DragonSpeed WEC LMP2 deal falls through

A deal for former Haas and Sauber Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the DragonSpeed LMP2 team has failed to come to fruition. 

Fittipaldi to make WEC LMP1 debut with DragonSpeed

Formula V8 3.5 champion Pietro Fittipaldi will make his World Endurance Championship debut in 2018, racing for DragonSpeed in the LMP1 class.

DragonSpeed announces WEC LMP1 programme

New European Le Mans Series champion DragonSpeed Racing will graduate to the LMP1 ranks in the FIA World Endurance Championship next year.

Red Bull Ring ELMS: Roussel beats Lapierre by 0.005s to pole

G-Drive Racing's Leo Roussel edged out Nicolas Lapierre by just five thousandths of a second to score pole position for the European Le Mans Series' Red Bull Ring round.

Minassian joins G-Drive for next two ELMS races

Former Peugeot LMP1 racer Nicolas Minassian will replace Toyota development driver Ryo Hirakawa in the G-Drive LMP2 squad in the next two rounds of the European Le Mans Series. 

Le Mans rookie Rosenqvist not out to "prove some point"

Le Mans 24 Hours debutant Felix Rosenqvist is taking a pragmatic approach to his first-ever appearance at La Sarthe with the DragonSpeed LMP2 team.

Silverstone ELMS: Hanley takes pole for DragonSpeed

Ben Hanley drew first blood in the 2017 European Le Mans season, putting the #21 DragonSpeed car on pole for the 4 Hours of Silverstone.

Duval, Lapierre to make Rolex 24 debuts with DragonSpeed

DragonSpeed will enter its new Oreca 07 Gibson in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with a driver lineup of four race debutants, ahead of entering two cars in next year’s European Le Mans Series season.

Estoril ELMS: Lapierre snatches late pole for Dragonspeed

The #21 Dragonspeed crew of Nicolas Lapierre, Ben Hanley and Henrik Hedman will start the 4 Hours of Estoril from pole position after Lapierre made a late improvement on a damp, but drying track.