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VdeV Endurance Championship - Round 3 - Paul Ricard - France

26th - 28th May 2017

Event report Raymond Bonnello, photos Fréderic Lemaire

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Presentation

GT/Tourisme

After the victories of Narac/Cornac (Porsche 991 GT3 R #76 - IMSA Performance) and Teneketzian/De Narda (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #46 - AB Sport Auto) respectively in Barcelona and Portimao, the championship is led by Eric Mouez/David Loger (Ferrari 458 GT3 #44 - CMR with Sport Garage).

The Pagny/Perrier/Bouvet trio (Ferrari 488 GT3 #1 - Visiom) and the Van de Vyver/Thybaud (Renault RS 01 #11 - V of V/AB Sport Auto) will attempt to climb the highest step of the podium.

We are pleased to note the return of Busnelli/Babini (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #64 - Ebimotors), victorious at Magny-Cours last October, Gomar/Collado (Lamborghini Huracan ST #59 - AGS Events) and Charriol/Pourquie/Chardonnet (SF10 V8 Volvo #96 - Solution F).

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LMP/PFV

In LMP the only Norma M30 #20 (Foubert/Wolff/Maulini - DB Autosport) will have a lot to do against the 10 Ligier JSP3, especially that of Trouillet/Gauvin/Deguffroy (Ligier JS P3 #39 - Graff Racing) First in the ranking, seconded by Cimadomo/Dagoneau/Rossello (Ligier JS P3 #888 - Graff Racing).

Inter Europol Competition moved two crews Smiechowski/Elkmann on the #22 and Scheuschner/Michel on the #33. Duqueine Engineering with three crews A.Borga/Enqvistsur on the #8, Duqueine/Legeret/Panciatici on the #9 and L. Borga/Maris on the #10 is the most represented team.

Note the return of the family Nicolet father and son (#24 - OAK Racing).

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Free practices 1 & 2

GT/Tourisme

The two free sessions were dominated by Teneketzian/De Narda (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #46 - AB Sport Auto) ahead of Pagny/Perrier/Bouvet (Ferrari 488 GT3 #1 - Visiom) in FP1 and Busnelli/Babini (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #64 - Ebimotors) at the FP2.

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LMP/PFV

In the morning Hibbert/Winslow/Koutsoumidis (Ginetta G57 #99 - Nova Race) achieved the best time of the FP1 preceding Simpson/Murray (Ginetta G57 #6 - Simpson Motorsport).

The latter appropriated the top of the timesheet in front of Tomlinson/Robertson (Ginetta G57 No. 32 - Nova Race).

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In the LMP camp Foubert/Wolff/Maulini (Norma M30 #20 - DB Autosport) won their first best time in the PF1.

Duqueine/Legeret/Panciatici (Ligier JS P3 #9 - Duqueine Engineering) that of PF2.

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Qualifying Practice

GT/Tourisme

The defending champions, Pagny/Perrier/Bouvet (Ferrari 488 #1 Visiom) took the pole position.

They would precede on the grid, of 1"567, Teneketzian/De Narda (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #46 - AB Sport Auto), and Mouez/Loger/Debs (Ferrari, 458 GT3 #44 - CMR with Sport Garage).

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LMP/PFV

Following the Free Practices Foubert/Wolff/Maulini's (Norma M30 #20 - DB Autosport), confirmed their first pole position of the season. Smiechowski/Elkmann (Ligier JS P3 #22 - Inter Europol Competition) placed second in the LMP ahead of Duqueine Engineering's three prototypes, in order #9 (Duqueine/Legeret/Panciatici), #8 (Borga/Henqvist) and #10 (L. Borga/Maris).

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On the PFV side, Simpson/Murray (Ginetta G57 #6 - Simpson Motorsport) preceded Tomlinson/Robertson (Ginetta G57 #32 - Nova Race) and Sanders/Fielding (Ginetta G57 #52 - Simpson Motorsport) achieved the first three places of the time sheet.

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The race

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GT/Tourisme

For their return, Busnelli/Babini (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #64 - Ebimotors) crossed the checkered flag at the head of the GT. They were ahead of the champions in title Pagny/Perrier/Bouvet (Ferrari 488 GT3 #1 - Visiom).

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Authors of the best lap on the track, in 2'06"460, Teneketzian/of Narda (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #46 - AB sport automobile) ended third on the podium.

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Van de Vyver/Thybaud (Renault R.S. 01 #11 - V from V/AB Sport Auto) came out on top of Prestige classification.

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Charriol/Pourquie/Chardonnet (SF10 V8 Volvo #96 - Solution F) won the S1 classification.

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LMP/PFV

Ginetta dominated the top two places at the flag, Simpson/Murray (Ginetta G57 #6 - Simpson Motorsport) ahead of Hibbert/Winslow/Koutsoumidis (Ginetta G57 #99 - Nova Race), Perrodo/Collard (Renault RS 01 Trophy #45 - Race GP) completed the top 3.

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In the LMP, Foubert/Wolff/Maulini (Norma M30 #20 - DB Autosport), dislodged from the podium following a penalty for excessive speed in the pits, could not have prevented the Ligier triple, A. Borga/Henqvist (Ligier JS P3 #8 - Duqueine Engineering), Nicolet/Nicolet (Ligier JS P3 #24 - OAK Racing), Trouillet/Gauvin/Deguffroy (Ligier JS P3 #39 - Graff Racing).

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Fifth, the crew Cimadomo/Dagoneau/Rossello (Ligier JS P3 #888 - Graff), was the winner for the Prestige ranking.

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The podium

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