V de V Sports

V de V Series is a motor racing organisation that owns and runs a group of international motor racing championships. Based in Paris, the majority of events are held in France although the series regularly visits Spain and Portugal and has also visited Belgium, Germany and Italy. The organisation takes its name from founder Eric van de Vyver. His family is involved in most aspects of running the series and they have their own racing team within the series.

ChampionshipsEdit

The series presently hosts five separate championships;

The series are recognised and sanctioned by the FIA as International Series.[1]

Challenge MonoplaceEdit

Introduced in 2010, this series caters for a wide variety of eligible open wheel racing cars, mostly second hand from other series. The majority of present cars are Formula Renault 2.0L cars built by Tatuus or Barazi-Epsilon. Formula 3, Formula Master, Formula Nissan, Formula Renault 1.6L, Formula Campus, Formula BMW, Formula Abarth and some Formula Fords are also eligible. Champions sourced from:[2]

Year Champion Car
2010   Philippe Haezebrouck Tatuus FR2000 Renault
2011   Simon Gachet Tatuus FR2000 Renault
2012   Hugo Blanchot Tatuus FR2000 Renault
2013   John Filippi Tatuus N.T07 Honda
2014   Daniele Cazzaniga Tatuus FR 2.0-13 Renault
2015   David Droux Tatuus FR 2.0-13 Renault
2016   Alex Peroni Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0–10
2017   Gilles Heriau Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0–10
2018   Nicolás Varrone Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10

Challenge FunyoEdit

Single-maque competition with prototypes from Y.O Concept (Funyo).

Champions sourced from:[3]

Year Champion Car
2008   Jacques Fontbonne Funyo 4 RC
2009   David Monclair Funyo 4 RC
2010   François Heriau Funyo 4 RC
2011   Marc-Antoine Dannielou Funyo 5
2012   Nicolas Cannard Funyo 5
2013   Serge Heriau Funyo 5
2014   Jean Quelet Funyo 5
2015   Romain Houllier Funyo 5
2016   Romain Houllier Funyo SP05
2017   Nicolas Cannard
2018   Aurélien Robineau

Challenge Endurance ProtoEdit

Champions sourced from:[4]

Year Champion Car
2007   Rob Croydon Juno SSE
2008   David Caussanel
  Julien Schell
Ligier JS49 Honda
2009   Philippe Mondolot
  David Zollinger
Norma M20 F Honda
2010   Philippe Mondolot
  David Zollinger
Norma M20 F Honda
2011   Philippe Mondolot
  David Zollinger
Norma M20 F Honda
Norma M20 FC Honda
2012   Thomas Accary
  Sébastien Dhouailly
Norma M20 FC Honda
2013   Philippe Mondolot
  David Zollinger
Norma M20 FC Honda
2014   Vincent Capillaire Norma M20 FC Honda
2015   Thomas Accary
  Kevin Bole-Besançon
  Jean-Ludovic Foubert
Norma M20 FC Honda
2016   Alain Ferté
  Philippe Illiano
  Ander Vilariño
Norma M20 FC Honda
2017   Alain Ferté
  Philippe Illiano
  Ander Vilariño
Norma M20 FC Honda

Challenge Endurance GT/TourismeEdit

Champions sourced from:[5]

Year Champion Car
2007   Pierre Benoist
  Jean-Paul Pagny
Porsche 996 GT3 RSR
2008   Jean-Paul Pagny Ferrari F430
2009   David Loger
  Eric Mouez
Porsche 996 GT3 RSR
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S
2010   Christophe Bourret
  Pascal Gibon
Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
2011   Anthony Pons Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
2012   Patrice Milesi Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
2013   Jean-Philippe Belloc
  Pascal Gibon
Porsche 997 GT3-R
2014   Patrice Lafargue
  Paul Lafargue
Porsche 997 GT3-R
2015   Jean-Paul Pagny
  Thierry Perrier
  Jean-Bernard Bouvet
Ferrari F458 Italia GT2
2016   Jean-Paul Pagny
  Thierry Perrier
  Jean-Bernard Bouvet
Ferrari F458 Italia GT2 & Ferrari F488 GT3
2017   David Loger
  Éric Mouez
Ferrari 458 GT3
2018   Jean-Paul Pagny
  Thierry Perrier
  Jean-Bernard Bouvet
Ferrari F488 GT3

Challenge Endurance VHCEdit

VHC stands for Véhicule historiques de compétition. Originally there was only one overall champion. For the 2009 season, the championships for Prototype and GT cars were separated. Champions sourced from:[6]

Year Champion Car
2007   Miguel Langin
  Bernard Moreau
Porsche 911 3.0 RSR
2008   Patrick Biehler
  Marc de Siebenthal
Porsche 911 3.0 RSR
Year Prototype GT
Champion Car Champion Car
2009   Yann Le Calvez
  Lionel Robert
Elva Mk.8   Miguel Langin
  Bernard Moreau
Porsche 911 3.0 RSR
2010   Yann Le Calvez Elva Mk.8   Miguel Langin
  Bernard Moreau
Porsche 911 3.0 RSR
2011   Marc Alloend-Bessand
  Sylvain Guanzini
Elva Mk.8   Miguel Langin
  Bernard Moreau
Porsche 911 3.0 RSR
2012   Jean-Marc Bachelier
  Eric Vincenot
Ford GT40   Miguel Langin
  Bernard Moreau
Porsche 911 3.0 RSR
2013   Yann Le Calvez Elva Mk.8   Serge Kriknoff Porsche 911 2.8 RSR
2014   Christophe Kubryk
  "Nelson"
March 81S   Peter Mülder
  Patrick Simon
Porsche 911 3.0 SC RS
Porsche 964 Cup
2015   "John Doe" Chevron B60   Franck Thybaud Porsche 944 Cup
2016   Alain Bazard Ford GT40   Lionel Robert
  Olivier Huez
Lucchini SP91 Evo n°9

Racing teamEdit

The racing team owns a Mosler MT900 GT3 which races in the Endurance GT/Tourisme, and a TVR Griffith and Hema Porsche which race in Endurance VHC. In 2015 their primary team parked the Mosler and began racing an Audi R8 LMS in conjunction with AB Sport racing team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/2015_international_series_calendar_may_28th_0.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-06-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "V de V Funyo Challenge - SP05 2016 standings | Driver Database".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-06-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-06-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-12. Retrieved 2015-07-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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