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By Speed Factory, the 3rd-placed LMP3 team in 2015 ELMS, makes its return for a fourth consecutive year contesting the European Le Mans Series with high expectations.

Dalius Steponavicius, Team Manager of By Speed Factory, expressed: “We will enter the 2018 ELMS season painted in new colours. I am so happy with the new and strong partnership with Nefis Group. From now on, we will name as Nefis by Speed Factory team. This cooperation gives us stability for preparing the new season properly, also enabling more options to set a competitive and homogenous line-up of drivers, and of course it opens new horizons to come in the future as well.”

“We took decision to stay with the Ligier JS P3 in 2018. The car is well-known for the team and very reliable. Last year, we didn’t have any retirement from the race due to technical reasons. This is a key factor in endurance racing. Maybe the Ligier car is not the fastest LMP3-based vehicle on the grid, but it is well balanced and we will exploit these strengths to achieve good results.”

“There are also big changes in our driver line-up. It has become significantly younger, more aggressive and hungry for victories. Timur Boguslavskiy, who demonstrated strong performances during last 2017 ELMS race in Portimao, will be complemented by young and fast Russian Formula driver Danil Pronenko. I hope with this driver line up and partnership with Nefis Group we will be able to deliver strong performances and give unforgettable close competition moments as gift for our fans and spectators.”

More detailed driver line-up announcements will follow before Prologue at Paul Ricard.