4 hours of Spa-Francorchamps: First season's victory for Graff

  • 2017 European Le Mans Series, 4 hours of Spa, Graff #40 Oreca-Gibson
  • 2017 European Le Mans Series, 4 hours of Spa, Graff #40 Oreca-Gibson
  • 4 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, European Le Mans Series

Gustavo Yacaman, James Allen and Richard Bradley bring the first victory of the season to Graff team in the 4 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the fifth round of the 2017 European Le Mans Series season.

A trio in the #40 Oreca 07-Gibson won the race just 06. seconds ahead of G-Drive Racing #22 Oreca, driven by Memo Rojas, Leo Roussel and Ryo Hirakawa. In a dramatic finish, Bradley had to serve drive-through penalty with just one minute of the race remaining but he managed to defend a lead in front of Ryo Hirakawa. A podium was completed by the SMP Racing’s Egor Orudzhev and Matevos Isaakyan in the #27 Dallara P217.

AT Racing - LMP3 class winners

AT Racing – LMP3 class winners

In the LMP3 class, the #9 AT Racing Ligier-Nissan took a debut victory with father and son Alexander Talkanitsa Senior and Junior driving. Their teammate was Danish driver Mikkel Jensen.

In the GTE class, one more team took a debut victory. It’s the Spirit of Race, whose #51 Ferrari 488 GTE was driven by the all Italian line up of Giorgio Roda, Rino Mastronardi and Andrea Bertolini.

GTE class winners at Spa

GTE class winners at Spa


Check the results of the ELMS race at Spa


Photos: Jakob Ebrey Photography/europeanlemansseries.com,

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