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ANSA Kicks Off the Year with a Win!

ANSA Kicks Off the Year with a Win!
ANSA Motorsports is excited to share that 16 year old Roman De Angelis, running in the number 4 Ligier JS P3, placed 1st in the ROAR Before the Rolex 24 in Daytona. ANSA Motorsports kicked off the year with this incredible demonstration of professional driving and is happy to share in the win. The race was held at Daytona International Speedway for the IMSA Prototype Challenge. The win sets the bar for ANSA Motorsports, looking forward to a great 2018 race season. No stranger to winning races, ANSA Motorsports has kicked off the 2018 year with a great win. New year, new win! Stay tuned to the next races coming up for ANSA Motorsports starting with testing next Tuesday – Wednesday followed up with races at Sebring International Raceway Friday – Sunday for none other than Porsche Club of America. Be sure to follow ANSA Motorsports on Instagram and Facebook. We look forward to sharing a lot more great news throughout the race season.

ANSA MOTORSPORTS TO COMPETE IN THE INAUGURAL INTERCONTINENTAL GT CHALLENGE CALIFORNIA 8 HOURS

ANSA MOTORSPORTS TO COMPETE IN THE INAUGURAL INTERCONTINENTAL GT CHALLENGE CALIFORNIA 8 HOURS
Alain Nadal, owner of ANSA Motorsports, one of the leading North American GT4 racing teams is pleased to announce that his team will field up to three KTM X-Bow GT4s in the inaugural California 8 Hours at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, California on Oct.14, 2017. The California 8 Hours is the North American round of the 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge, organized and promoted by SRO Motorsports Group, the worldwide leader in GT3 and GT4 racing. "ANSA Motorsports has outstanding turnkey opportunities available to drivers from around the world to compete in one of our KTM X-Bow GT4 winning cars," Alain Nadal said. "Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the most iconic racetracks on the planet, and drivers have a chance to join our winning team and race in the greatest GT race ever organized in North America, within a very affordable budget. We won the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Driver championship last year with Brett Sandberg at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and our engineers have a great setup for this track." The Intercontinental GT Challenge brings together one major endurance race, where GT3 is the leading category, from each continent. The 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge includes the 12 Hour of Bathurst (Australia), the 24 Hours of Spa (Belgium), the California 8 Hours at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (USA), and the Motul 12 Hours of Sepang (Malaysia). Headquartered in Miami, Florida, ANSA Motorsports started the 2017 season with a bang and already has won two back-to-back GT4 races in the Pirelli World Challenge and two back-to-back IMSA LMP3 races. ANSA Motorsports is the maker of top GT racers. Drivers, like Nico Jamin, Brett Sandberg, Bruno Junqueira, Angel Benitez Jr., Patrick Madsen, Dore Chaponick Jr., Matt and Hugh Plumb, Ernie Francis Jr., Guy Cosmo, Laura Kraihamer and Ines Taittinger, have raced and won with ANSA Motorsports. Drivers interested to compete in the 2017 California 8 Hours with ANSA Motorsports can contact us via email at el@emmanuellupeconsulting.com.

GREAT WEEKEND FOR ANSA RACERS JAMIN AND SHLAIMOUN AT VIR

GREAT WEEKEND FOR ANSA RACERS JAMIN AND SHLAIMOUN AT VIR
Nico Jamin and ANSA Motorsports claimed a sweep of the Pirelli World Challenge GTS championship weekend, with the young Frenchman taking victory in Saturday’s round 3 and Sunday’s round 4 at Virginia International Raceway in Alton. Once again, the Frenchman showed that he can win in any type of car and that he is a very special professional racer. Since March, Jamin won five races in North America in three different series:  One in an Indy Light, two in an LMP3 prototype and two in a GT4 race car.     Pirelli World Challenge rookie, Ricco Shlaimoun, came to compete in his first professional race at VIR, and the young racer from California finished in the top five in the GTS Am class on Sunday in round 4 and scored his first top-ten finish overall in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS championship. ANSA Motorsports won the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge GTS driver championship and finished second in the team championship, but has not yet secured a full-season racer to replace Brett Sandberg for the 2017 championship. Frankie Montecalvo raced in the No. 13 KTM X-Bow GT4 for the season opener at St. Petersburg, and Jamin was selected to drive the ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow at VIR to show that the team from Miami Gardens, Florida, has a competitive package to offer to the right driver. In Virginia, Jamin was driving the same machine that Sandberg took to the 2016 GTS drivers’ championship and the 21-year-old looked flawless during the two VIR contests. The ANSA crew and engineers worked well together all weekend with Jamin and Shlaimoun to find the right set-ups, and that showed and paid off. On Saturday morning, Jamin qualified on the front row and Shlaimoun qualified 7th in the GTS Am class. Later in the afternoon, Jamin scored a dominant victory in his World Challenge debut. The Mazda-Road-to-Indy star took his No. 13 ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 to a 3.396-second win over Jeff Courtney’s pole-sitting No. 99 Maserati GT4 in second.     Taking advantage of the cornering ability of his KTM, Jamin got around Courtney in Turn 4 on the opening lap and bridged out an early lead, which was stabilized through the caution-free 50-minute race. It came as a commanding run for the driver from Rouen, France, who was fresh off victory in the 2017 Indy Lights round 3 at Barber and swept the weekend behind the wheel of an ANSA Motorsports LMP3 prototype in the first IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series event at Sebring last March. Shlaimoun had a busy first professional race with ANSA and finished 6th in the GTS Am class in his first PWC race on Saturday and 14th overall.     Thanks to his fastest race lap in race 1, Jamin started on the pole position on Sunday in race 2. At the end, the ANSA Motorsports driver edged out Jeff Courtney’s No. 99 Maserati GT4 by 2.076 seconds at the line, in an equally dominant performance from Saturday’s feat. Shlaimoun’s first race gave him plenty of experience that helped him prepare for race 2, and after a clean race, he finished 4th in the GTS Am class and 9th overall. It resulted in a positive performance for Shlaimoun, who resisted the pressure, improved his driving lap after lap and showed his potential throughout race 2. After four rounds competed in the PWC 2017, ANSA Motorsports returned to Miami Gardens, Florida, with two new race-win trophies, two fastest-race laps and a pole position to add to the team’s record book. With 14 rounds to be raced this year, ANSA Motorsports positioned itself at VIR as a true GTS championship contender for the 2017 season. The VIR PWC GTS event will be telecast on CBS Sports network on Sunday, May 14, at 5 p.m. EDT. The next Pirelli World Challenge GTS championship event is scheduled north of the border for May 19-21 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, Canada.