ELMS - 4 Hours of Barcelona: One more victory for G-Drive Racing
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.
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.
Photos: Jakob Ebrey Photography,