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Team Virage

Created in 1998 by Philippe Gautheron under the name G-TEC Sport, our structure gained successes in many singles-seaters series, from the Formula Junior 1.6 and Formula 3 to the Open Telefonica by Nissan – most recently known as World Series by Renault.

In 2011, Gautheron created Virage Academy and was joined by Julien Gerbi in order to assist the drivers’ physical, mental and technical preparation. Among them, Sergio Perez, Vitaly Petrov, Giedo Van der Garde, Rio Haryanto and other 60 drivers enjoyed the Virage Academy services.

In the Winter 2017-2018, Team Virage was born in order to compete with LMP3 in European endurance series such as ELMS, VdeV and Le Mans Cup.

Since 2021, Team Virage has been competiting full time in ELMS, Le Mans Cup and Ultimate Cup Series.

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OUR HISTORY

AS A TEAM
1998-2000
2000-2005
2003
2005
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2021
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Open Telefonica by Nissan race winners

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Formula 3 and Formula 1.6 race winners

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Formula Renault 1.6 Spanish Champion

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A1 World Championship - Team Brazil Engineering department

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Birth of Team Virage LMP3

Navarra Winners

Spanish GT Vice-Champion

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Aston Martin Racing by Virage

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Ultimate Cup LMP3 Champions

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First full ELMS/LMC campaign

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Ultimate Cup LMP3 & GT4 champions

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Vitaly Petrov (GP2

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Sergio Perez (GP2)

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Charles Pic & Giedo van der Garde (GP2)

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Johnny Cecotto (GP2), Facu Regalia (AutoGP) and Fran Rueda (F4)

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Rio Haryanto (GP2), Arthur Pic (WSR) and Nikolay Martsenko (WSR)

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Formula BMW Talent Cup Assistance

OUR TEAM

Philippe GAUTHERON

Team Principal

Philippe Gautheron doesn’t need introduction into the European motor racing world. The French-German enjoys a 30 years experience in motor racing in open-wheels, touring cars, GT and prototypes. Founder and Team Manager of GTEC in Open Telefonica by Nissan and Formula 3, he then took over the technical direction of various GP2, World Series by Renault and A1 GP teams on their way to three world championships. Then, he was also director of Virage Academy, taking care of the formation of a dozen drivers on their way to Formula 1.

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Julien GERBI

Team Manager

Julien Gerbi started his career as a single-seater driver in 2003. After seven years competing internationally in Europe, North America and Middle-East, Gerbi joined Virage Group endorsing the driver coach responsibility in the Academy. He then took over the team management of Fragus Motorsport in Formula Renault 2.0 and Porsche, while directing Campos Racing’s preparation and formation center up to 2017.

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OUR DRIVERS

Rob HODES

USA

ELMS - Le Mans Cup

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Sacha LEHMANN

France

Le Mans Cup

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Julien GERBI

Spain/Algeria

Le Mans Cup

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Julian WAGG

USA/Switzerland

Ultimate Cup Series

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Miguel CRISTOVAO

Portugal

Ultimate Cup Series

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Mathis POULET

France

Ultimate Cup Series

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Stéphane ADLER

France

Ultimate Cup Series

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Pontus FREDRICSSON

Sweden

Ultimate Cup Series

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Thomas PADOVANI

France

Ultimate Cup Series

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José Antonio LEDESMA

Mexico

Ultimate Cup Series

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Umberto D'AMATO

Switzerland

Ultimate Cup Series

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Alessandro BRACALENTE

Italy

Ultimate Cup Series

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2022 CALENDARS

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EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES
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LE CASTELLET
15 – 17 April
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IMOLA
13 – 15 May
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MONZA
01 – 03 July
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BARCELONA
26 – 28 August
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
23 – 25 September
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PORTIMAO
14 – 16 October
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MICHELIN LE MANS CUP
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LE CASTELLET
15 – 16 April
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IMOLA
13 – 14 May
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ROAD TO LE MANS
08 – 11 June
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MONZA
01 – 02 July
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
23 – 24 September
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PORTIMAO
14 – 16 October
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ULTIMATE CUP SERIES
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LE CASTELLET
29 April – 01 May
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NAVARRA
27 – 29 May
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MISANO
08 – 10 July
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HOCKENHEIM
16 – 18 September
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MAGNY-COURS
07 – 09 October
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LE CASTELLET
11 – 13 November
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GT CUP OPEN
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ESTORIL
29 april – 01 May
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LE CASTELLET
20 – 22 May
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
17 – 19 June
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HUNGARORING
08 – 10 July
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RED BULL RING
09 – 11 September
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MONZA
23 – 25 September
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BARCELONA
14 – 16 October
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CREVENTIC 24H SERIES CONTINENTS
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24H DUBAI
14 – 15 January
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6H ABU DHABI
21 – 22 January
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24H SEBRING
19 – 20 November
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12H MUGELLO
25 – 26 March
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12H SPA FRANCORCHAMPS
23 – 24 April
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12H HOCKENHEIM
14 – 15 May
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24H PORTIMAO
09 – 10 July
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24H BARCELONA
10 – 11 September
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LMP3 LIGIER JSP3 – Standard Technical Specification
ENGINE
Nissan Nismo VK56 5.5 litre V8 engine, 455bhp
BRAKES
Master cylinder, six-piston calipers 355mm brake discs front and rear
TRANSMISSION
Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox with aluminium semi-automatic pneumatic paddle shift system
STEERING & SUSPENSION
Double wishbone, pushrod and spring damper combination.
Quick release steering wheel
Three ways latest generation dampers
Adjusted anti-roll bar
ELECTRONICS
Magnetti Marelli ECU and data
XAP steering wheel interface
CHASSIS
Carbon monocoque chassis
Regulation steel roll cage meeting FIA safety standards
Carbon fibre crash structure
High speed air jack system
WEIGHT
900kg (950kg regulatory minimum weight)
FUEL SYSTEM
ATL 100 litres
COCKPIT
Multifunctional steering wheel with integral driver display
Six-point FIA approved safety harness
Adjustable steering column
FIA approved fire extinguisher
WHEELS & TYRES
Magnesium 18” rims
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GT4 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE – Standard Technical Specification
ENGINE
Twin Turbo V8 4.0 litre V8 engine, 350kW, 550Nm
BRAKES
Alcon monobloc six piston front caliper
Ventilated wide annulus front brake discs
Alcon monobloc four piston rear calipers
Ventilated rear brake discs
Floor mounted driver adjustable pedal box
Diver adjustable fint/rear brake bias
TRANSMISSION
Rear wheel drive transaxle
Optimized ZF 8-speed transmission
Mechanical limited slip-differential
STEERING & SUSPENSION
Bespoke rear-suspension
Uni-ball bearing suspension links front
Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers
ELECTRONICS
Bespoke motorsport control unit
Bespoke motorsport specification wiring loom
Driver display and shift lights
Steering wheel mounted controls
Adjustable traction control
Adjustable ABS
CHASSIS
Lightweight aluminium chassis based on the latest
Vantage production car
Steel roll cage to FIA safety standards
High speed pneumatic jack system
WEIGHT
Dry weight 1400 kg (BoP dependent)
FUEL SYSTEM
ATL 80 litres
COCKPIT
Optimized for driver access and visibility
FIA 8855 narrow seat
Six-point FIA approved safety harness
Carbon fibre dash and centre console
FIA 8865 fire extinguisher system
WHEELS & TYRES
11” x 18” front and rear
305/660 R18 Front and rear