EPIC Racing

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EPIC Racing[1] (Euskadi Phil Imanol Claudio Racing) was a racing team from Spain. The team's headquarters were located in Vitoria (Alava). It was the second major motorsport team from the Basque Country, (Euskadi). Epsilon Euskadi was the biggest one and ran their own team in World Series by Renault and Formula Renault before selling the racing division to EPIC Racing in March 2011 in a bid to run the World Series by Renault with both FR3.5 and FR2.0 when Epsilon Euskadi ran into financial trouble and allowed all personnel involved to maintain their jobs.

Spain EPIC Racing
Logo epsilon.png
Team principal(s)Joan Villadelprat
Current seriesEurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Former seriesLe Mans Series
Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup
World Series by Renault
2005 World Series by Renault
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Series
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup
2005 World Series by Renault (Kubica)
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Series (Alguersuari)
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (Hartley)
2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (Costa)
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup (Costa)

Epic Racing was born from a sell out of Epsilon Euskadi and not a name change as it mistakenly written in several places. Nevertheless, Epsilon Euskadi continued non-racing activities until 2013 when administrators took the lead of the operations.

In 2008 Epsilon Euskadi participated in sports car racing for the first time with their Epsilon Euskadi ee1 car.

Bid for Formula OneEdit

This page is mistakenly written for EPIC Racing. It is only related to Epsilon Euskadi.

Although the team announced on June 3, 2009 that it had submitted an entry for the Formula 1 World Championship for 2010, the FIA did not list them amongst the 13 teams in the preliminary entry list released on June 12, 2009. They were however placed on the reserve list in case one of the 13 teams withdrew, but the withdrawal of USF1 took place too late for this contingency to operate.[2]

In March 2010 Epsilon Euskadi announced it applied to enter the 2011 Formula One championship, following the failure of US F1 to use the entry they had been granted.[3] This application was also unsuccessful.


This page is related to Epsilon Euskadi only and not EPIC Racing as the Government funds were given to former Team.

In 2013 Epsilon Euskadi ee1 founder Joan Villadelprat and Mark Phillip Payne have been taken to court in Vitoria (Spain) under allegations of corruption and negligent management of public funding granted by the Basque Country government when Juan Jose Ibarratxe was president.[4][5]


The results of EPIC Racing are only the ones during 2011 season. Previous seasons are Epsilon Euskadi results only

World Series by RenaultEdit

World Series by Renault/Nissan results[6]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles FLaps Points D.C. T.C.
2005 Dallara T02-Renault   Félix Porteiro 17 3 4 1 77 5th 1st
  Robert Kubica 17 4 2 1 154 1st
2006 Dallara T02-Renault   Steven Kane 17 0 0 1 15 20th 10th
  Davide Valsecchi 17 0 1 0 43 10th
2007 Dallara T02-Renault   Filipe Albuquerque 17 1 0 1 81 4th 4th
  Davide Valsecchi 17 1 0 0 37 16th
2008 Dallara T08-Renault   Alexandre Marsoin 17 0 0 0 19 19th 10th
  Filipe Albuquerque 4 0 0 0 12 21st
  Mario Romancini 13 0 0 0 3 29th
2009 Dallara T08-Renault   Adrián Vallés 8 0 1 0 19 17th 8th
  Dani Clos 4 0 0 0 5 25th
  Keisuke Kunimoto 4 0 0 0 0 NC
  Chris van der Drift 17 0 0 0 41 11th
2010 Dallara T08-Renault   Albert Costa 17 0 0 0 78 5th 6th
  Keisuke Kunimoto 17 0 0 0 8 22nd
2011 Dallara T08-Renault   Sten Pentus 17 0 0 0 11 24th 4th
  Albert Costa 17 1 1 1 151 4th
  • D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

Sports carEdit

Again this chapter is only Epsilon Euskadi. EPIC Racing also purchased the LMP section of Epsilon Euskadi but never competed or ran the cars again.

24 Hours of Le Mans results
Year Class No Tyres Car Drivers Pole Fast
Laps Pos. Class
2008 LMP1 20 M Epsilon Euskadi ee1
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5L V10
  Ángel Burgueño
  Miguel Ángel de Castro
  Adrián Vallés
no no 189
41st 17th
LMP1 21 M Epsilon Euskadi ee1
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5L V10
  Shinji Nakano
  Stefan Johansson
  Jean-Marc Gounon
no no 158
43rd 19th


  1. ^ Mills, Peter (2011-04-08). "Epsilon Euskadi becomes EPIC". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  2. ^ "Epsilon confirms F1 entry attempt". Autosport.
  3. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=361055
  4. ^ "Hiriko, unos números de escándalo". El Correo (in Spanish). 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  5. ^ "Villadelprat acusa a la crisis y al gobierno de López de la quiebra de Epsilon". El Correo (in Spanish). 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  6. ^ WSbR&N complete results speedsportmag.com

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