16/05/2015 - 17/05/2015
Drama All The Way in Italy
The 2015 edition of the 4 Hours of Imola provided yet again some of the best sportscar racing in the world with an action packed race from start to finish. The fans packing the start finish grandstand watched as the large field sped into the first corner for the first of 138 laps with battles for the lead in each of the four classes.
At the end of four hours it was 2012 ELMS champions Thiriet by TDS Racing who took the chequered flag to secure their first win of 2015 and the debut victory for the Oreca 05 chassis. The French team were joined on the podium by the crew of the Murphy Prototypes Oreca-Nissan and the JOTA Sport Gibson-Nissan.
The second race for the new LMP3 category was also dramatic, with the victory going to the University of Bolton run Ginetta-Nissan after SIlverstone winners Charlie Robertson and Chris Hoy dropped back down the field from a healthy lead due to a combination of technical problems and a penalty.
The LMGTE category once again lived up to its reputation for providing great racing and a four car battle for the lead had everyone on the edge of their seats that saw Ferrari, Porsche and BMW all looking to take the chequered flag first. In the end the victory went to AT Racing's Ferrari 458 after a fantastic fight back after Alessandro Pier Guidi was tipped into a spin after starting in pole position.
The GTC category also went to a Ferrari, this time an AF Corse run Ferrari 458, with the Italian team taking all three podium places at their home race.
You can find all the team’s releases on the ELMS Official website HERE
Championship classification HERE
The next race will be the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring in Austria, Round 3 of the 2015 European Le Mans Series.
52 minuts of the 4 Hours of Imola 2015 :
Free Practice 1 16/05/2015 10:30 Duration : 90 min. Results
Free Practice 2 16/05/2015 15:00 Duration : 90 min. Results
Qualifying - LMGTE & GTC 17/05/2015 10:00 Duration : 20 min. Results
Qualifying - LMP 17/05/2015 10:30 Duration : 20 min. Results
Race 17/05/2015 14:00 Duration : 240 min. Results
Via Fratelli Rosselli, 2, Imola BO, Italie
Length (Km) : 4.9
Left turns : 12
Right turns : 9