ELMS - 4 Hours of Barcelona: One more victory for G-Drive Racing

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G-Drive Racing’s Roman Rusinov, Job van Uitert and Jean-Eric Vergne are the winners of the 4 Hours of Barcelona, the third round of the 2019 European Le Mans Series season.

It’s the second consecutive victory for the #26 Aurus 01-Gibson LMP2 prototype after the previous triumph at Monza, where Norman Nato was the third driver alongside Rusinov and Van Uitert.

G-Drive Racing triumphed in the night race at Barcelona

G-Drive Racing triumphed in the night race at Barcelona

The race took place under the lights at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The victorious crew completed 130 laps at the famous Grand Prix circuit, with Jean-Eric Vergne crossing the finish line with the one-lap advantage over the closest rival Tristan Gommendy in the #39 Graff Oreca.

Gommendy was sharing a car with Alexandre Cougnaud and Jonathan Hirschi. The podium was completed by Duqueine Engineering’s Richard Bradley, Nico Jamin and Pierre Ragues, who were sharing the #30 Oreca.

In the LMP3 class, the #13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P3 of Nigel Moore and Martin Hippe took the first victory this year, despite losing time during the drive-through penalty for causing a collision. Ultimate’s #17 Norma M30 finished second in LMP3 class, ahead of United Autosports’ #2 Ligier.

The #51 Luzich Racing Ferrari 488 GTE dominated in the LMGTE category, with Alessandro Pier Guidi crossing the finish line well ahead of the #66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari. Pier Guidi was sharing the #51 car with Nicklas Nielsen and Fabien Lavergne. The third-placed car was also a Ferrari, the #55 car of Spirit of Race team.

ELMS Barcelona Luzich Ferrari

Three Ferrari crews reached a podium in the GTE class

Check the results of the 4 Hours of Barcelona

Photos: Jakob Ebrey Photography,

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