In 2015 two newest BR01sport prototypes designed by the Russian BR Engineering Company appeared at the starting line of the European Le Mans Series. The best SMP pilots drive these cars.
David Markozov, Maurizio Mediani and Nicolas Minasyan are the members of crew number 27.
Kirill Ladygin, Anton Ladygin and Mikhail Aleshin compete at the wheel of BR01 number 37.
Both BR01 prototypes compete in the ELMS series and also participate in the most prestigious marathon of the planet – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The defending endurance races champions of Europe (ELMS) in the GTE class Viktor Shaitar and Andrea Bertolini and also the bronze ELMS medalist in the GTC class Alexey Basov continue to compete on the world level – in FIA WEC in the LM GTE AM category. The racers drive Ferrari F458 Italia number 72.
Last season this car was leading in four-hour rides in Imola and Estoril but now the team participates in more serious competitions – 6-hour races of the Silverstone and Nurburgring, marathons in Japan and America and, certainly, in the 24-hour ride – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The GP2 series is reasonably considered to be one of the last “steps” before transition of the racers to Formula-1. Stages of this championship are held at the same time and at the same tracks as the Royal Races weekends. So the Formula 1 teams have the opportunity to select the most successful sportsmen in the GP2 Series. In 2015 the SMP Racing driver Sergey Sirotkin competes at the wheel of 612 hp car in this series.
The formula series for youth is the main smithery of the racing talents.
This year Nikita Zlobin, the son of the world champion of the endurance races, Sergey Zlobin, debuted in the AutoGP championship. Nikita spent 2014 in the German Formula 3 and now he participates in the most serious world championship. He drives 550 hp Lola on the most complicate European tracks.
After successful last year debut in the two-litre Eurocup Formula Renault and a number of successful rides in Toyota Racing Series this year Egor Orudgev reached the top of the World Series - Formula Renault 3.5. The season is not only a trial for 19-year racer; he has never raced in such powerful cars. However, Orudgev has significant experience and knows the European tracks well.
Matevos Isaakyan, the SMP Racing driver, participates in the same series of the European Cup. 16-year old racer has already managed to approve himself – on the first try Isaakyan won bronze medals in the regional Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS. At the same time Matevos has been competing in this series this year.
One of the main Russian karting expectations this year is 15-year Alexander Vartanyan. The racer has already won the Viking Trophy, took the title of the vice champion of Sweden and he also won several significant victories in the Russian karting. Now Vartanyan expects to spend a season in other European karting championships.