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Lotus Praga LMP2 Inside: Kevin Weeda
What did you do after Le Mans? Did you go on holidays? If yes, where did you go?

I went to St Moritz to do some climbing and cycling. Afterwards I went to Newport Beach in America and was surfing there. I spent a lot of time with my family which was great and I really enjoyed it.


Friday 18th August 2013
LMP2 – Fuji Six Hours - Report
Lotus LMP2 Third Day at the 6 Hours of Fuji

#31 Thomas Holzer (GER) – Mirco Schultis (GER)
#32 Kevin Weeda (USA) – James Rossiter (GBR) – Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA)

Race
#32 Position 5
#31 retired

The 6 Hours race of Fuji started off well for Lotus when Vitantonio Liuzzi took the lead in LMP2 class. Car #32 was in second position for half of the race. But after several contacts with competitors, a stop and go penalty and a Stewards request to change the rear end, the team lost positions in the last three hours of the race. Nevertheless, after all these incidents, the team managed to finish the race with car #32 in fifth position.

Car #31 had to retire because of a failure of the alternator. Until then, Thomas Holzer and Mirco Schultis showed a strong performance and climbed up to sixth position in LMP2 class.

All in all, it was a promising weekend for Lotus as the team is able to fight for the podium. The team is now heading to the season final in Shanghai and wants to have another good result with both cars.

Thomas Holzer, Race driver #31:
“Unfortunately, we had to retire after the alternator failed. Until then, we had a good race and showed a good performance. We have to focus now on the next and final race of the season. Hopefully we can have a better result in China.”

Vitantonio Liuzzi, Race driver #32:
“I had a good start and was first in LMP2 class for a while. But then I was hit a several times by some other cars and lost many positions. After this, I was able to make up for positions again and was back in second place. It is a shame that we did not finish on the podium but with these damages it was not possible today.”


LMP2 – Spa Six Hours - Report
Lotus's LMP2 team showed strong pace in qualifying for the Spa Six Hours

Lotus's LMP2 team showed strong pace in qualifying for the Spa Six Hours, with works driver James Rossiter lining his No.32 car on the front row of the class grid, just 4/100ths of a second off pole. However, the Englishman was forced to start from the pitlane with one lap down due to an engine change penalty.


Friday 13th April 2012
News & Media - Lola News
Rossiter and Weeda to race Lola LMP2 at Spa

James Rossiter and Kevin Weeda will race the Lotus branded Lola B12/80 LMP2 at Spa next month. The duo will share a second Lola designed and built LMP2 car in the second round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship.


Friday 13th April 2012
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