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The spirit and passion of the Le Mans 24 Hours has always been the driving force behind many racing drivers. Alex dreams of his goal of racing in the illustrious event, a race steeped in history, filled with the names of the most prestigious drivers and constructors past and present. For 2015, as part of the driver line up for leading British team, Lanan Racing, Alex heads to race in the European Le Mans Series. The car is a Ginetta-Juno LMP3 powered by Nissan, the only goal - winning... #destinationLeMans




Name: Alex Craven, 2013 F3 Cup Champion
Team: Lanan Racing
Nationality: British
Car Type: Ginetta-Juno LMP3 powered by Nissan
D.O.B: 05/11/82

Residence: Cornwall, UK
Hobbies: Cars, Cycling, Triathlon, Surfing, Snowboarding
Favourite Track: Don’t make me choose!


For 2015, Alex returns to race in the European Le Mans Series for Lanan Racing, in a Ginetta-Juno LMP3 powered by a Nissan V8. 

Le Mans Prototypes 3

In order to strengthen the pyramid of endurance racing which was introduced in 1999 by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the ACO has for 2015 launched a new category of junior sports-prototype for endurance racing, LMP3.

In the pyramid of "Le Mans Prototypes," LMP3 becomes the first step on the ladder before moving up to the LMP2 and LMP1 classes (the latter in the FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans).

The thinking behind this car is that there should be fewest number of constraints possible, whether those are budgetary, technical, driving or operation. The sale price of the new car, complete, must not exceed €195,000.

The LMP3 is a closed cockpit car. The chassis and body of LMP3 can be built by any manufacturer and they are very close to those of the current LMP2 (closed cockpit, carbon chassis). Powered by a normally aspirated 420 bhp Nissan powerplant, unique to and identical for all chassis, the engines are marketed by the ORECA company which also provides specific assistance to teams.

Technical Specifications

Ginetta-Juno LMP3

Minimum weight:
900 kg

Fuel tank capacity:


Max 6 gears + reverse

Steel discs max diameter; 
14" (355.6 mm)

Overall length: 
4650 mm (including rear wing)

Overall width: 
1900 mm

Wheels and tyres: 
Max width: 13", Max diameter: 28"



23-24 March
Paul Ricard – Essais officiels

10-11 April
Les 4 Heures de Silverstone

16-17 May
Les 4 Heures d'Imola

11-12 July
Les 4 Heures du Red Bull Ring

5-6 September
Les 4 Heures du Paul Ricard

17-18 October
Les 4 Heures d'Estoril



1st: 25 points

2nd: 18 points

3rd: 15 points

4th: 12 points

5th: 10 points

6th: 8 points

7th: 6 points

8th: 4 points

9th: 2 points

10th: 1 point

Beyond: 0.5 point - any car placed beyond 10th.

1 additional point for pole position in each category.



After what seemed like an age for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide, the Circuit Paul Ricard is back. Boasting cutting edge technology and facilities to rival the very best, the Le Mans Series celebrates this historic venue by hosting the first official test of the year on it’s distinctive track.


2760 Route des Hauts du Camp 83330 Le Castellet France
+33 494983666

For the third year in a row the ELMS is going back to Imola. Its unusual anticlockwise layout, technical twists and turns place unparalleled demands on the very best drivers. Recently modernised by German circuit architect guru, Hermann Tilke, Imola’s rich racing heritage in both F1 and endurance racing make this circuit a gem of any motor racing calendar.


Via F.lli Rosselli 2, 40026 Imola
+39 054234116



The host of many prestigious motor racing events in the 1970s and 80s, the iconic Circuit Paul Ricard spent many years consigned to the testing and development calendar. Totally renovated at the turn of the millennium the circuit is notable for its long back-straight and distinctive black, blue and red run-off areas. France’s rich endurance racing heritage lives on thanks to this great track.


2760 Route des Hauts du Camp 83330 Le Castellet France


A mecca for motorsport fans worldwide, Silverstone is a true British institution. Situated just 90 minutes outside of London, in rural Northamptonshire, the track has evolved from RAF airfield to venue for the British F1 Grand Prix. With a guarantee of great racing, 2015 will be the 10th year the ELMS has visited Silverstone.


Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN
+44 1327857271

Situated in the eastern Alps the Osterreichring originally opened in 1969. The circuit has since been through it’s share of guises. Most recently purchased by Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz the circuit has been extensively modernised and now hosts many of the gold standard motor racing events in Europe and worldwide, the EMLS is proud to be one of them.


Projekt Spielberg GmbH & Co KG, Red Bull Ring Straße 1, A-8724 Spielberg, Austria
+43 3577202


Demanding a unique combination of top speed and agility through fast bends the Estoril circuit, 30km outside of Lisbon, has undergone numerous transformations since it opened in 1972. The scene of many historic moments, in F1 and endurance racing, the circuit hosted the climax of the 2014 EMLS season in front of 20,000 cheering spectators.


Av. Alfredo César Torres, 2646-901 Alcabideche, Portugal
+351 21 460 9500



2015 Race Season

  • European Le Mans Series LMP3


2014 Race Season

  • FIA VdeV European Proto Endurance Challenge
  • NISMO GT-R GT3 (testing)
  • Radical SR8 (testing)
  • Ligier JS53 (testing)

2013 Race Season

  • MSV F3 Cup Champion
    (3 Wins and 14 Podiums)
  • Silverstone 1000Km, Britcar
  • Sunoco Grand-Am Challenge, 3rd from >100 drivers

2012 Race Season

  • Britcar 24hr Silverstone
  • VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring
  • British 24hr Karting
  • MSV F3 Cup (testing

2011 Race Season

  • FIA Speed Euroseries - finished 11th from 63 drivers, after racing just 3 of the 6 rounds
  • 4th place team with Lanan Racing, and Constructor Champion with Ligier
  • MSV F3 Cup - 4 races - 4 podiums
  • FIA Formula 2 (testing)

2010 Race Season

  • BRSCC F3 – Runner Up with 9 poles, 4 wins, 8 podiums, 6 fastest laps
  • 1 outright lap record (Anglesey Coastal Circuit – Sep 2010)
  • Listed as one of Autosport magazine’s ‘Quick Men' – Dec 30, 2010 edition
  • Selected events in the Easykart National Championship

2009 Race Season

  • BARC Formula Renault - 3rd in class, with 4 class podiums
  • British F3 (testing)
  • Formula Palmer Audi (testing)

2008 Season (testing only)

  • Formula Renault UK
  • BARC Formula Renault
  • Formula Palmer Audi
  • British F3


  • UK and European trackdays
  • Various karting events





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