Ascania Racing

Eurolamp WRT (commonly known as just Eurolamp)[1] is a Ukrainian rally team, currently competing in the World Rally Championship-2.[2] Originally named Ascania Racing, the team was established in 2009 by Valeriy Gorban, who entered a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX in the 2009 Rally Poland. The team expanded to include a second car during the 2010 season for Oleksandr Saliuk, Jr., and a third car for Oleksiy Kikireshko in 2011, and contesting the World Rally Championship for Group N Production Cars. The team returned in 2012, with Gorban placing third overall in the Production championship, scoring a class victory at the Acropolis Rally and podium finishes at the Rally Argentina and Rally d'Italia. The team's best result overall to date was eighth place at the 2011 Rally Australia, achieved by Saliuk, who left the team at the end of the season.

Eurolamp WRT
Full nameEurolamp World Rally Team
DriversUkraine Valeriy Gorban[1]
Ukraine Oleksiy Kikireshko[1]
Ukraine Oleksandr Saliuk, Jr. (former)
EstoniaMait Maarend
Co-driversUkraine Volodymir Korsia[1]
Estonia Sergei Larens[1]
Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin (former)
EstoniaMihkel Kapp
ChassisMini John Cooper Works WRC
TyresMichelin
World Rally Championship career
Debut2009 Rally Portugal
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0
Rally wins0

Following the introduction of Group R regulations in 2013 and the restructuring of the secondary World Rally Championship categories, Eurolamp switched to campaigning in the WRC-2 with Mini John Cooper Works S2000 cars supported by British motorsport firm Prodrive.[2]

Complete WRC resultsEdit

Overall classificationsEdit

Year Entrant Driver Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WDC Points
2009   Mentos Ascania Racing   Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX IRL NOR CYP POR ARG ITA GRC POL
14
FIN AUS ESP GBR NC 0
2010   Mentos Ascania Racing   Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX SWE MEX JOR TUR
DNS
NZL POR BUL FIN GER JPN FRA ESP GBR NC 0
  Oleksandr Saliuk, Jr. SWE MEX JOR TUR
Ret
NZL POR BUL FIN GER JPN FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2011   Mentos Ascania Racing   Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX SWE
22
MEX POR
19
JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN
40
GER AUS
12
FRA ESP
32
GBR
34
NC 0
  Oleksiy Kikireshko SWE
Ret
MEX POR
30
JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN
51
GER AUS
Ret
FRA ESP
35
GBR
23
NC 0
  Oleksandr Saliuk, Jr. SWE
32
MEX POR
20
JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN
Ret
GER AUS
8
FRA ESP
30
GBR
25
24th 4
2012   Mentos Ascania Racing   Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MON SWE MEX POR ARG
14
GRE
14
NZL
20
FIN GER
34
GBR FRA ITA
16
ESP
27
NC 0
  Oleksiy Kikireshko MON SWE MEX POR ARG
Ret
GRE
Ret
NZL
Ret
FIN GER
Ret
GBR FRA ITA
20
ESP
40
NC 0
2013   Mentos Ascania Racing   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works S2000 MON SWE MEX POR
Ret
ARG GRE
18
ITA
Ret
FIN
18
GER AUS FRA
Ret
ESP GBR
15
NC 0
  Oleksiy Kikireshko MON SWE MEX POR
Ret
ARG GRE
19
ITA
Ret
FIN
20
GER AUS FRA
Ret
ESP GBR
Ret
NC 0
2014   Eurolamp WRT   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works S2000 MON SWE
21
MEX POR
18
ARG ITA
31
POL
15
FIN
31
GER AUS FRA ESP
23
GBR
19
NC 0
2015   Eurolamp WRT   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works S2000 MON SWE
15
MEX
Ret
ARG POR
18
ITA
18
POL
Ret
FIN
Ret
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0
  Oleksiy Kikireshko MON SWE
24
MEX ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2016   Eurolamp WRT   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works WRC MON SWE
24
MEX
10
ARG
Ret
POR
Ret
ITA
28
POL
27
FIN
21
GER CHN
C
FRA ESP
15
GBR
38
AUS 25th 1
  Mait Maarend MON SWE
34
MEX ARG POR ITA
Ret
POL FIN GER CHN
C
FRA ESP GBR AUS NC 0
2017   Eurolamp WRT   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works WRC MON SWE
20
MEX
13
FRA ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER ESP GBR AUS -* 0*

By classEdit

Year Class Entrant Driver Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Points
2011 PWRC   Mentos Ascania Racing   Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX SWE
4
POR
5
ARG FIN
6
AUS
5
ESP
7
GBR
9
7th 46
  Oleksiy Kikireshko SWE
Ret
POR
11
ARG FIN
7
AUS
Ret
ESP
9
GBR
6
14th 14
  Oleksandr Saliuk, Jr. SWE
7
POR
6
ARG FIN
Ret
AUS
3
ESP
5
GBR
8
8th 43
2012 PWRC   Mentos Ascania Racing   Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MON MEX ARG
3
GRE
1
NZL
4
GER
7
ITA
3
ESP
4
3rd 85
  Oleksiy Kikireshko MON MEX ARG
Ret
GRE
Ret
NZL
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
5
ESP
11
NC 0
2013 WRC2   Mentos Ascania Racing   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works S2000 MON SWE MEX POR
Ret
ARG GRE
8
ITA
Ret
FIN
9
GER AUS FRA
Ret
ESP GBR
7
28th 12
  Oleksiy Kikireshko MON SWE MEX POR
Ret
ARG GRE
9
ITA
Ret
FIN
8
GER AUS FRA
Ret
ESP GBR
Ret
33rd 6
2014 WRC2   Eurolamp WRT   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works S2000 MON SWE
7
MEX POR
8
ARG ITA
15
POL
4
FIN
7
GER AUS FRA ESP
6
GBR
7
10th 42
2015 WRC2   Eurolamp WRT   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works S2000 MON SWE
3
MEX
Ret
ARG POR
8
ITA
10
POL
Ret
FIN
Ret
GER AUS FRA ESP GBR 17th 20
  Oleksiy Kikireshko MON SWE
8
MEX ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR 36th 4
2017 WRCT   Eurolamp World Rally Team   Valeriy Gorban Mini John Cooper Works WRC MON SWE
1
MEX
1
FRA ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER ESP GBR AUS 1st* 50*

Notes:

  • Rallies marked in italics were not contested as a round of the championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Rally Sweden 2013 Draft Entry List" (PDF). rallysweden.com. Rally Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Mentos Ascania Racing přesedá do Mini" [Mentos Ascania Racing choose Mini]. Autosport.cz (in Czech). 23 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012.

External linksEdit