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Bjorn ELMS Champion 2015

20/10/2015 Greaves Motorsport Secured by Kairos Technologies took a fighting second place today at the 4 Hours of Estoril, the final round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series. The points earned from that fine result means that Greaves Motorsport Secured by Kairos Technologies are this season’s Team Champions and Gary Hirsch, Jon Lancaster and Björn Wirdheim take the Drivers Title. The 4 Hours of Estoril was a race filled with incidents from start to finish and the result was hard earned by the whole team, overcoming several obstacles to their title aspirations. Jon Lancaster posted the second...

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Victory for Bjorn at Paul Ricard

06/09/2015 Greaves Motorsport secured by Kairos Technologies scored a win today in the 4 Hours of Le Castellet, the fourth round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series. The driver line up of Björn Wirdheim, Gary Hirsch and Jon Lancaster, driving the team’s Nissan-powered Gibson 015S, climbed through the field to take the lead halfway during the race and were in contention all the way to the Chequered Flag. Björn took the opening stint from eighth place on the grid after a disappointing Qualifying session where the team struggled to get the optimal set up in the unusually cool conditions....

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Podium for Bjorn at Fuji Speedway

05/05/2015 Bjorn and his GAINER Team scored their first podium of the season in last weekends Super GT Round 2 held at Fuji Speedway. It was a well earned result following a hugely entertaining fight for 2nd and 3rd positions during the last 10 laps of the 500km race. The Fuji race is traditionally held over Golden Week, one of the major public holidays in Japan. A crowd of in excess of 80,000 were on hand to watch the race live at Fuji Speedway. "Having tested at Fuji only a few weeks previously we had a good idea of what tyres to bring to this particular round. Having done the normal...

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Victory for Bjorn at Silverstone

13/04/2015 Greaves Motorsport secured by Kairos Technologies with drivers Bjorn Wirdheim, Gary Hirsch and Jon Lancaster took a spectacular victory in the first round of the European Le Mans Series last weekend at Silverstone. The strong performance included pole position and gave the team an early lead in the Championship. Jon Lancaster qualified the car on Saturday morning before the race start and managed to claim pole position with a margin of almost half a second. "We were quick already from the start of the weekend throughout the free practice sessions and knew we had a chance to qualify...

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Bjorn Confirmed for Greaves Motorsport in ELMS and LE MANS 24H 2015

07/04/2015 Greaves Motorsport Secured by Kairos is pleased to confirm Gary Hirsch, Jon Lancaster and Björn Wirdheim as their drivers in the European Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The trio had a very profitable time on track during the ELMS Official Test Days held at Circuit Paul Ricard last month, cementing their bond as team mates and gelling well with the team. Gary Hirsch is 28 years old and comes from Switzerland. After an extensive career in karting and single seaters Gary turned his attention to endurance sportscar racing in 2013 and was rewarded by winning the ELMS LMPC...

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No Points for Bjorn at Okayama

07/04/2015 Bjorn and the GAINER Team failed to score points in the first round of the 2015 Super GT Championship held at Okayama. After qualifying 2nd it was a disappointing result after a promising start to the race weekend. Qualifying was run in dry conditions and Bjorn took the car safely through to Q2 where team mate Katsuyuki Hiranaka was able to secure the 2nd starting position. "It was difficult to get a reading on our dry tyres during free practice as it was semi-wet. We knew which compound we would have to use for the race but we weren't sure how competitive that tyre would be in qualifying....

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Victory & Championship for Bjorn

21/11/2014 Bjorn Wirdheim and the GAINER Team took a convincing victory in last weekends season finale of the 2014 Super GT Championship at Twin Ring Motegi. The victory secured the Teams Championship for GAINER and Bjorn and Teammate Katsuyuki Hiranaka took the Runner-Up spot in the drivers championship on count back after finishing on equal points with the Champions. Bjorn and GAINER took pole position for Sunday's 250km race with a new course record for Bjorn in Q1. The race took place in sunny conditions with an air temperature of around 12 degrees celsius. "Coming into the final round...

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Podium for Bjorn in Round 5

12/08/2014 Bjorn Wirdheim and the GAINER Team finished 2nd in last weekends 5th round of the 2014 Super GT Championship held at Fuji Speedway. The result carries the team into a 4-point overall lead with three rounds remaining. Qualifying on Saturday was run in dry conditions but Sunday brought severe weather as a result of typhoon Halong. The race was red-flagged at one point due to heavy rainfall and although the full 300km distance was achieved, the final 7 laps were run under safety car. “We had an issue with throttle calibration in qualifying and weren't able to set a representative...

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Podium for Bjorn in Round 3

04/06/2014 Bjorn Wirdheim and the GAINER team took their third consecutive podium in last weekends Round 3 of the Super GT Championship at Autopolis. The team were carrying 52kg of handicap weight following their success in the previous two rounds. Bjorn took the car through Q1 and safely into Q2 where teammate Katsuyuki Hiranaka took over to grab a final 5th starting position for Sunday's 300km race. "Qualifying went surprisingly well considering how heavy we were with handicap weight. We didn't expect to qualify so strongly. Autopolis is usually very hard on tyre wear and fortunately...

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