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Antoni “Toni” Forné Tomás (born in 1970 in Girona, Catalunya, Spain) is one of the most experienced drivers in the Iberian Peninsula. Besides, he is considered a multifaceted racing driver as he has competed in several different forms of racing such as circuits - including Prototypes, GT cars, Silhouettes, Touring Cars and Karting- and rallying. Forné made his debut in go karts in 1989 and he managed to achieve immediate success. A finalist in the prestigious Volante ELF Formula Renault he contested famous rally events such as the Rally of Portugal in 1996. The Catalan driver still got involved in rallying for two seasons before making his debut in touring car racing in 2002. From then on, he entered racing series and races such as the Spanish SEAT León Supercopa, the 24 hours of Barcelona and the 24 hours of Dubai and more recently the Radical European Masters, the Eurocup Megane Trophy and the Renault Sport Trophy.


2016- 10th - Renault Sport Trophi - AM 12th - Renault Sport Trophi - Endurance 2015 - 7th - Renault Sport Trophy – Endurance (43 points / 1 podium) 6th - Renault Sport Trophy – Prestige (81 points / 2 podiums) 2014 - 3rd - European Radical Championshiop “SR3RS” 2013 - 10th - Eurocup Mégane Trophy (41 points), 2nd - Gentelman classificied (mechanical problems in 5 races) 2012 - 12th - Eurocup Mégane Trophy (28 points), half-season 2011 - 9th - Eurocup Mégane Trophy (64 points, 1 podium) 3rd - Gentelman 2010 - 2nd - 24 Hours of Dubai 12th - Super Copa Seat León (selected rounds) 2009 - 2nd - 24 hours of Barcelona 2008 - 7th - SuperCopa Seat León 2007 - 3rd - Spanish Endurance Cup 2006 - 3rd - 24 Horas de Barcelona 10th - Supercopa León / Start in the 24 Hours of Dubai 2005 - 8th - Super Copa Seat León 2004 - 6th - Super Copa Seat León 2003 - 8th - Super Copa Seat León 2002 - 6th - Super Copa Seat León 2001 - 8th - Gravel Seat Ibiza Cup 3rd - 24 Hours of Barcelona (Diesel Class) 2000 - Gravel Seat Ibiza Cup 1996 - Rally of Portugal participation 1995 - 8th - Gravel Seat Ibiza Cup 3rd - Catalunya rally championship (FWD) 1994 - Volante ELF Formula Renault Finalist 1990 - Runner-up in the Catalonia´s Championship Runner-up in the Spanish Championship 1989 - Debut in go-karting / Runner-up in the Catalonia´s Championship 4th - in the Spanish Championship


Team spirit together with long distance performance, as embodied by the 24 Heures du Mans, is the credo of the European Le Mans Series. The duty of the ELMS is to offer its competitors a full season to race their cars on some of the best tracks in Europe, while keeping tight control of the costs associated with running in a top European wide series. Also the champions will be offered a place on the grid of the 2017 24 Heures du Mans, which gives an extra, important dimension to the title race across the categories in 2016. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) guarantees a series that has strict rules and a paddock that embodies the professionalism that surrounds top level endurance racing. However the ELMS paddock is a friendly environment for the teams, drivers, the media and, of course, the fans and the European Le Mans Series gives everybody the opportunity to take advantage of motor racing in a different way. The choice between Prototype and GT cars give the competitors the opportunity to compete in a first-class series according to their budgets and the level of competitiveness means there is plenty of track action throughout the large grid of 40+ cars. The European Le Mans Series is a natural training ground for drivers wanting to tackle the FIA World Endurance Championship. Drivers competing in LMP2 and LMGTE are racing the same machinery that competes on the world stage and perhaps the next world champion will be found on the grid of the ELMS in 2015.


Collective Test Session - (Autรณdromo do Algarve) - 23 April 1st round Monza Round (Autรณdromo Nazional Monza) - 13 May 2nd round Road To Le Mans (GT3 and LMP3) - 17 June 3rd round Red Bull Ring Road (Red Bull Ring) - 22 July 4th round Le Castellet Round (Circuit Paul Ricard) - 27 August 5th round Spa-Francorchamps Road (Spa-Francorchamps) - 23 September 6th round Estoril Round (Autรณdromo do Estoril) - 21 October


Already in the LM P2 category, with the JS P2, and in CN with the JS 53 EVO 2, Ligier is now adding to its range with the JS P3, a sport-prototype for the LM P3 category. The Ligier JS P3 fully benefits from its kinship with the Ligier JS P2, notably concerning the design and the aerodynamic characteristics which are inspired by the latter: a choice of efficiency. The car has been homologated in August 2015 for 4 years according to the current ACO regulations. Its conception follows the same philosophy as the other Onroak Automotive sport-prototypes, creating a product that is reliable, easy to use and competitive . The Ligier JS P3’s main assets are: significant weight optimisation, aerodynamics, ease of maintenance, habitability & safety of the cockpit, ventilation & driving comfort. The car is an adaptation of the partnership’s existing Ligier JS P2, featuring an aerodynamic design that makes the new chassis aesthetically similar to its predecessor. HP Composites developed the carbon parts, while Exa focused on the CFD (computational fluid dynamics). Driver safety has also been prioritised by Onroak. Stand 21 has produced and developed a range of new driver equipment that will aid driver ventilation. An in-car airflow system has also been installed, which will provide the driver with a consistent stream of air to enhance comfort. Nissan is the official engine supplier for the LM P3 category. Onroak Automotive, who already uses the Nissan V8 engine in its LM P2 sport-prototypes, is continuing its collaboration with the Japanese brand.


Speed Factory Racing was established by Lithuania rally driver Dalius Steponavicius in 2006. In 2006 and 2007 Team was run on main team sponsor name ¨Tanagra¨. In the first year team driver A. Dzikevic won the Radical Germany Cup in SR3 class. Next year team ran 3 cars. A Dzikevic took second place in SR8 class, with newcomer M.Neliubsys won Germany Cup and took second place in World Cup SR3 class. In 2008 Radical Germany launched Radical European Masters Championship. Speed Factory Racing made choice for new Radical SR5 model and won first and second places in class. In 2009 season Speed Factory repeated their previous success. Team´s driver T. Meidinger from Germany won SR5 class and took amazing third place in general classification in the 2009 Radical European Masters Series. Teammate Giorgio Rosa from Italy took 3th place. In 2010 Dalius´ team achieved third place in team classification in Radical European Masters series. Then in 2011 they ran additionally to their well-known SR5 a newest Radical model SR8RX. The following season, in 2012, young Latvian driver Konstantin Calko won Radical Masters Euroseries taking both overall and class honors. Then, in 2013 SFR finished in 2nd place in SR8 class with Latvia´s Calko In 2014 newcomer Tristan Viidas from Estonia earned 2nd place in Radical Masters SR8 class and duo Álvaro Fontes / Toni Forné took 2nd in Supersport class. During 9 years the Valencia-based team worked with drivers in the United Arab Emirates and helped to achieve good results in local championships, and even ran different cars at 24h of Nürburgring, gaining vast experience in the process and then switching to 2015 European Le Mans Series with a LMP3-spec Ginetta. Team drivers trio Konstantin Calko, Jesús Fuster and Dainius Matijosaitis claimed a second place and another third on the rostrum, with two fourth positions on their debut . Besides, they ranked 3rd in teams´ standings.


Toni FornĂŠ is eying to move one step forward and his next goal is to participate in the European Le Mans Series, one of the most competitive, exciting Prototypes/GT championships in the world. Cars entered in the European Le Mans Series fall into two main categories, prototypes and GT. The prototype class is sub-divided in two categories: LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) and LMP3 (Le Mans Prototype 3), with GT cars fighting for honors in LMGTE (Grand Touring Endurance). In order to balance power output between different makes, cars are equipped with air restrictors. Their diameter is varied according to the engine configuration and weight for GT cars. FornĂŠ plans to drive a Ligier JS P3 LMP3, the most recent prototype built by Onroak Automotive, at some of the most famous and challenging race tracks such as Silverstone, Imola, Red Bull Ring, Le Castellet, Spa-Francorchamps or Estoril. The series feature action-packed racing, glamorous racing cars built by world-renowned brands (Ligier, Oreca, Morgan, Ferrari, BMW, Porsche...) and a perfect combination of professional and amateurs drivers providing excitement and closely-fought races. This project guarantees for sponsors involved outstanding mass media impact, as all events well attended and an extensive TV coverage.


Our economic proposal for the European Le Mans Series is as follows: Driver: Toni FornĂŠ Car: Ligier JS P3 LMP3 Nissan Budget: EUR150.000 - 40% space on the car EUR 120.000 - 30% space on the car EUR 90.000 - 15% space on the car Sponsorship includes: Logos on the race car, race wear (either driver or mechanics), truck and box. Exploitation rights (photo, video,...), promotional events,...


MR. TONI FORNÉ CTRA. SANTA COLONA, 59 17005 GIRONA (CATALUNYA, SPAIN) MOB.: (0034) 629 754 646 TEL.: (0034) 972 40 63 23 toniforne@autopodium.com

Dossier - Toni Forné - Le Mans Cup - 2017  

Dossier - Toni Forné - Le Mans Cup - 2017

Dossier - Toni Forné - Le Mans Cup - 2017  

Dossier - Toni Forné - Le Mans Cup - 2017

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