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SVK by Speed Factory Confirms LMP3 Driver Lineup

SVK by Speed Factory announces lineup for LMP3 effort…

Photo: Speed Factory Facebook

Photo: Speed Factory Facebook

SVK by Speed Factory Racing has confirmed the driver lineup for its 2015 debut in the European Le Mans Series.

The Spanish team announced Wednesday that 20-year-old Latvian talent Konstantin Calko will join Jesus Fuster and Dainius Matijosaitis behind the wheel of the previously announced Nissan-powered No. 15 Ginetta-Juno LMP3 machine, which will compete in the new-for-2015 LMP3 class.

Calko, who appeared alongside teammates Fuster and Matijosaitis on the entry list for the upcoming ELMS test sessions at Paul Ricard, saw success with SVK by Speed Factory in Radical European Master Series, winning overall in 2012.

Fuster and Matijosaitis, set to be the first Lithuanian driver ever to compete in the ELMS, finish out the lineup.

Fuster, in particular, won both the Prototype division of the 2014 Maxi Endurance 32H with Team Icer Brakes and the CN2 class of the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours with Avelon Formula.

Team manager Dalius Steponavicius is also optimistic about the Spanish team’s future in sports car racing, with ambitions to eventually compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“No secret, our main goal is the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Steponavicius. “This year we will do our best to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible… Showing our opponents what we are made of from the first race is also a thing that we are reaching for.”

The 2015 European Le Mans Series season is set to kick off at Silverstone on April 10-11.

Beck Duggleby (@BDuggleby) is a contributor to Sportscar365, focusing on coverage of the European Le Mans Series for 2015.

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