Creation Makes The News
With the fourth round of the Le Mans Series – Donington Park,
August 26-27 – not too far away, here’s some significant
“We’ll have two cars at Donington Park,”
says Ian Bickerton at Creation Autosportif, “both fitted with
the latest S2 version of the Judd V10, both running on Michelin
#9 will be driven by Jamie Campbell-Walter, Beppe
Gabbiani and Felipe Ortiz, and #10 by Nic Minassian and TBA –
but the TBA is very close to being confirmed.
So congratulations to Creation for getting its second
hybrid built up and ready to race.
“We’re hoping to shake the car down
in the UK in the next couple of weeks,” adds Ian Bickerton.
The team has a two day test planned at Jarama before
the Donington Park event – all of which reveals how badly
Creation wants to secure second spot in the LMP1 Class of the Le
But the Creation news doesn’t stop there.
“Donington Park will be the only time we’ll
run the two cars together in Europe,” reveals Ian Bickerton.
The final round of the Le Mans Series, at Jarama,
will see one Creation hybrid entered, for Minassian / Gabbiani /
Ortiz – because the second car “will be on a boat to
Petit Le Mans,” explains Ian Bickerton. “Nic will definitely
be racing at Road Atlanta, with his partners yet to be decided.”
And there’s still more news: “It is
our intention to have both cars at Laguna Seca (the second one will
be flown to California, after Jarama), for the last round of the
ALMS,” explains Mike Jankowski, “and we’re exploring
the possibilities of having the two cars running in the ALMS in
2007. We’re certainly going to leave them out there after
So at the end
of a quiet week for news, Ian Bickerton and Mike Jankowski are creating
most of it themselves. Donington Park looks like an event not to
be missed by UK sportscar fans. Can Creation grab that first Le
Mans Series win at home? They couldn’t have come closer in
their home race (Silverstone) last year.
Here's Nic Minassian
on the way to second place at the Nurburgring last month.