Working with a legacy in racing
Involves not only building up the team based on experienced personnel but also very much working with drivers that are interested in developing their skills and careers in endurance racing.
The road to success not only sets a clear target for each member of the team but also associates SPV Racing and its partners with the ultimate motorsport challenge. LeMans 24H is one of the largest sports events in the world with 263 500 spectators in 2015 and millions following it around the globe. The LeMans brand is after F1 the most recognized brand, but that is all about to change with entering the Esport arena.
Raul Garcia, CEO
Born with a passion for racing in Barcelona and working with cars ever since. After my journey working in different series such as Formula 3, Formula BMW and the World series by Renault., I moved to Malaga in 2007 to the Ascari resort. The longest track in Spain and one of the most spectacular in the world, responsible for the entire fleet. Where dreams comes true they used to say. Well it seems to work out for me as I started as a mechanic to become an engineer and working for Formula 1.
After my six years there I decided to become my own and created SPV Motorsport at first, with more than 20 race cars all over Spain we specialized in customer services arranging track days for different clients. Later on we became Radical cars dealer and also one of the youngest teams in Spain.
On this path I joined forces with Lars Lindberg whom I together with created SPV Racing bringing the company to another level challenging the first year in the Nascar Wheelen Series. We debuted on the Le Mans Series at the infamous SPA circuit. Followed up by competing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup 2017 together with Alvaro Fontes as our main driver achieving the only pole position of the season in our yellow colored brand Ligier.
Lars GV Lindberg, Team Manager
Taken on a new challenge…. after being part of taking a company to Nasdaq First North in Sweden I’m now part of a team that is heading for LeMans 24H, SPV Racing where I together with Raul Garcia will manage the team.
I’m taking on the Team Manager role and you will be seeing me on the pit wall in the European LeMans Series in 2016. I remain a AVTECH Sweden AB Board member and will be continuing to support various efforts in Aviation.
President and founder of AVTECH. Lars has for the past fifteen years been involved in developing the trajectory based ATM system and is now deeply involved in the deployment in Australia, Europe, Middle East and the US. Lars has twenty years of experience as airline pilot, test and development pilot, accidents investigator as well as from management positions.
Alvaro Fontes, Driver
Spanish driver based in Malaga, began competing at the national level in 2005. He participated in single-car tournaments such as the Hyundai Coupé Cup, Seat Super Cup, Spanish GT Championship, Radical European Masters combined with both Le Mans 24 endurance series and Spanish Endurance Championship makes Alvaro Fontes a REAL experienced driver for the EGT – Championship. Alvaro is also VP for the Spanish Drivers Association
Emma Kimiläinen, Driver
Emma Kimiläinen is a professional racing car driver from Finland. Emma started racing at the age of 3 and drove her first race at the age of 5. She has competed the last 3 seasons in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championships (STCC). Before that Emma has competed only in single seaters but driven a very successful DTM test for Audi in 2007 as the first touring car experience.