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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 is born in order to compete with two LMP3 in the European endurance series such as ELMS, VdeV and Le Mans Cup.

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OUR HISTORY

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

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Formula 3 and Formula 1.6 race winners

Formula renault

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

AS A PREPARATION CENTER
2008-2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Vitaly Petrov

Vitaly Petrov (GP2

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Sergio Perez (GP2)

Pic and Van der garde

Charles Pic & Giedo van der Garde (GP2)

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

Rio Haryanto

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

Formula BMW Talent Cup

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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GABRIELA PARRA

DATA ENGINEER

Gabriela Parra is Team Virage's Chief Engineer. Following a short single-seater career in South America, the young Venezuelan joined Team Virage’s adventure in LMP3 from the very beginning, and is now also in charge of the team's Aston Martin Racing programs.

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RAUL GORORDO

CHIEF MECHANIC

Argentinian Raul Gorordo is the most experienced mechanic of our team. After having established his own team in Argentina, Raul worked at Campos Racing before joining Team Virage, where he is responsible for all our racing programs in prototypes and GTs.

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OUR DRIVERS

Rob HODES

USA

ELMS - Le Mans Cup

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Garett GRIST

Canada

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Charles CREWS

USA

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Sacha LEHMANN

France

Le Mans Cup

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Mathis POULET

France

Ultimate Cup Series

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CALENDARS

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EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES
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BARCELONA
18 April
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RED BULL RING
16 May
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CASTELLET
6 June
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MONZA
11 July
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
19 September
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PORTIMAO
24 October
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MICHELIN LE MANS CUP
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BARCELONA
17 April
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CASTELLET
5 June
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MONZA
10 July
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ROAD TO LE MANS
19-21 August
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
18 September
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PORTIMAO
24 October
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ULTIMATE CUP SERIES
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DIJON
30 April – 2 May
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ARAGON
25 – 27 June
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PAUL RICARD
16 – 17 July
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LE MANS
10 – 12 September
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MAGNY-COURS
15 – 17 October
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GT CUP OPEN
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PAUL RICARD
15 – 16 May
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
19 – 20 June
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HUNGARORING
10 – 11 July
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MONZA
25 – 26 September
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BARCELONA
23 – 24 October
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CREVENTIC 24H SERIES CONTINENTS
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24H DUBAI
14 – 16 January
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24H PORTIMAO
9 – 11 July
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24H BARCELONA
3 – 5 September
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24H SEBRING
12 – 14 November
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CREVENTIC 24H SERIES EUROPE
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12H MUGELLO
26 – 27 March
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12H PAUL RICARD
23 – 24 April
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12H HOCKENHEIM
22 – 23 May
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24H PORTIMAO
9 – 11 July
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24H BARCELONA
3 – 5 September
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12H SICILY
2 – 3 October
Design LMP3
LMP3 LIGIER JSP3 – Standard Technical Specification
ENGINE
Nissan Nismo VK50 5.0 litre V8 engine, 420bhp
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
Cosworth 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 (930kg regulatory minimum weight)
FUEL SYSTEM
ATL 80 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
Design Aston Martin Racing
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