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ELMS - 4 Hours of Le Castellet - Circuit Paul Ricard - France

28th August 2016

Event report Raymond Bonnello, photos Fréderic Lemaire

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Qualifying

LMP2

Second pole position of the season for Oreca 05-Nissan #46 of Thiriet by TDS Racing in the hands of Mathias Beche. The Swiss driver ran the 5.8 kilometers of Paul Ricard circuit in 1'47''033. He finished ahead of 0''481 Nicolas Lapierre in the Oreca 05 Dragonspeed #21. Nathanael Berthon in 1'48''420 realizes the third fastest time in the Ligier JS P2 Greaves Motorsport #41.

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LMP3

Nigel Moore took pole of the category behind the wheel of the Ligier JS P3 - Nissan #26 of Tockwith Motorsports. The British driver precedes Enzo Guibbert in the Ligier JS P3 #9 of the Graff Racing follow Simon Gachet in the Ligier JS P3 #16 of Panis Barthez Competition, Alex Brundle in the Ligier JS P3 United Autosports #2.

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LMGTE

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage #99 driven by Darren Turner took the pole in 1:56.285 with the average of 179.3 Km/h. At the wheel of the Ferrari 458 Italia AT Racing #56 Alessandro Pier Guidi appropriates the second place of the class on the starting line. With a lap in 1: 56.545 the third place went to Matt Griffin on the Ferrari 458 Italia #55 AF Corse.

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The race

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Pole position, fastest lap of Mike Conway and victory the Oreca 05-Nissan #46 of Thiriet by TDS Racing makes the perfect weekend. This third win in four rounds of the European Le Mans Series, putting the French team into leads the overall standings of the LMP2 class has two races of the term of the championship.

The trio (Coletti, Leal, Wirth) of the BR01 / SMP Racing #32 joined the finish line in second place with one lap down after 4 hours of racing.

After a hard-fought battle between the Oreca 05 - Nissan #21 (Hedman, Lapierre, Hanley) of the DragonSpeed, the Gibson 015S - Nissan #38 (Dolan, Tincknell, Van Der Garde) of G-Drive Racing and Oreca 05 - Nissan #33 (De Bruijn, Gommendy) of Eurasia Motorsport, in the end Nico Lapierre took grab the third place of the podium for the US Team.

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In LMP3 Paul Petit, Eric Trouillet and Enzo Guibbert at the wheel of the Graff's Ligier JS P3 #9 managed a 12-second lead at the finish line another Ligier JS P3, the # 19 of Duqueine Engineering (Hallyday, Lunardi, Droux). Brundle, Guasch, England (Ligier JS P3 - Nissan # 2 - United Autosports) rise again on the podium.

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Double Ferrari in GTE, the JMW Motorsport (Ferrari F458 Italia # 66 - Smith, Butcher, Bertolini) precedes the Formula Racing (Ferrari F458 Italia # 60 - Laurens, Mac, Jensen) and Aston Martin Vantage GTE # 99 (AMR - Turner, Howard, MacDowall).

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The Winner

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Other races

Renault Sport Trophy - RS 01

Race 1 (70' +1 lap) RENAULT SPORT TROPHY ENDURANCE

1 15 T. SATHIENTHIRAKUL/F. RUEDA TEAM MARC VDS EG 0.0

2 21 P. SCHOTHORST/J. SCHOTHORST EQUIPE VERSCHUUR

3 19 M. VERSCHUUR/M. RAMOS EQUIPE VERSCHUUR

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Race 2 (23' +1 lap) RENAULT SPORT TROPHY AM

1 2 Fredrik BLOMSTEDT R-ace GP

2 15 Fran RUEDA TEAM MARC VDS EG 0.0

3 19 Miguel RAMOS EQUIPE VERSCHUUR

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Race 3 (25' +1 lap) RENAULT SPORT TROPHY PRO

1 21 Pieter SCHOTHORST EQUIPE VERSCHUUR

2 5 David FUMANELLI OREGON TEAM

3 16 Nelson PANCIATICI DUQUEINE ENGINEERING

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MICHELIN GT3 LE MANS CUP

1 72 BASOV/SHAITAR Ferrari F488 GT3 SMP Racing

2 88 PERFETTI/BARKER Porsche 911 GT3 R GT3 Mentos Racing

3 34 YOLUC/HANKEY Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 TF Sport

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