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EPIC Racing[1] (Euskadi Phil Imanol Claudio Racing) is a racing team from Spain, The team's headquarters are located in Azkoitia (Gipuzkoa). It is the only major motorsport team from the Basque Country, (Euskadi). Epsilon Euskadi ran their own team in World Series by Renault and Formula Renault before renaming the racing division EPIC Racing in 2011. In 2008 the team participated in sports car racing for the first time with their Epsilon Euskadi ee1 car.

Spain EPIC Racing
Logo epsilon.png
Founded1999
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
Teams'
Championships
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
Drivers'
Championships
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)

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Bid for Formula OneEdit

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.

CorruptionEdit

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]

ResultsEdit

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

 
Mario Romancini driving for Epsilon Euskadi at the Silverstone round of the 2008 World Series by Renault season.
24 Hours of Le Mans results
Year Class No Tyres Car Drivers Pole Fast
lap
Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
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
(DNF)
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
(DNF)
43rd 19th

ReferencesEdit

  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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Achievements
Preceded by
none
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Teams' Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Interwetten Racing
Preceded by
JD Motorsport
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Teams' Champion
2007
Succeeded by
SG Formula
Preceded by
SG Formula
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Teams' Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Tech 1 Racing