ELMS: LMP3 and GTE champions were crowned at Portimao
The European Le Mans Series season’s finale took place at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal. The winners of the 4 Hours of Portimao are Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson in the #22 Ligier of United Autosports.
The overall results didn’t effect on the top of the championship standings in the LMP2 class because the #26 G-Drive Racing crew (Roman Rusinov, Jean-Eric Vergne, Andrea Pizzitola), which finished fourth today, secured the title in the previous round. Today’s podium was completed by two more Ligier crews, the #23 of Panis Barthez Competition and the #32 of United Autosports.
On the other side, the champions in LMP3 and GTE classes were crowned today. RLR MSport’s Job Van Uitert, John Farano and Rob Garofall finished fifth in LMP3 class to secure drivers’ and teams’ title.
The race winners in LMP3 class were Martin Hippe and Jakub Smiechowski in the #13 Ligier of Inter Europol Competition, what was the mainde ELMS victory for the Polish team.
In GTE class, Gianluca and Giorgio Roda became the first father and son to win an ELMS title. Sharing the #88 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR with Matteo Cairoli, they finished third today to secure teams’ and drivers’ title.
Cairoli, who had missed the race in Monza, finished second in the championship. The winners of the race at Portimao were Christian Ried, Dennis Olsen and Marvin Dienst in the #77 Porsche of Proton Competition.
Photos: Jakob Ebrey Photography,