ELMS - 13/08/2019 - Sophie LIGER
The 2018 champions, G-Drive Racing with the n°26 Aurus 01, are still leading the general classification with 63 points thanks to a pole position, two wins in Monza and Barcelona and a fourth place in the opening round at Le Castellet. Roman Rusinov and Job Van Uitert also have 63 points in the drivers classification, while Jean-Eric Vergne, who rejoined the team in Spain is in 10th on 25 points.
Only 16 points separate the Russian team from the n°28 Idec Sport Oreca 07 driven by Paul-Loup Chatin, Memo Rojas and Paul Lafargue with 47 points.
Thanks to a second place at the 4 Hours of Barcelona, the n° 39 Graff Oreca 07 of Tristan Gommendy, Alexandre Cougnaud and Jonathan Hirschi is now third of the classification with 38 points.
In the LMP3 class, the n°13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P3, with 58 points, took the lead after their victory on Spanish soil last month.
The n°11 Eurointernational Ligier JS P3 of Jens Petersen and Mikkel Mac is now second with 43 points. In third position there is Ultimate, the 100% French team scoring their first ELMS victory in Le Castellet with the n°17 Norma M30. Thanks to a second place in Barcelona, which gave the team a further 18 championship points, Jean-Baptiste Lahaye, Francois Heriau and Matthieu Lahaye stay third in the championship classification, only one point behind Petersen and Mac.
In LMGTE, the n°51 Luzich Racing Ferrari 488 GTE EVO is leading the classification after their victory at the 4 Hours of Barcelona, adding to their win in Le Castellet and third place in Monza. Alessandro Pier Guidi, Fabien Lavergne and Nicklas Nielsen also have 65 points in the driver’s standings.
Only 15 points behind in second place is the n°77 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR, driven by Round 2 winners Christian Ried, Riccardo Pera and Matteo Cairoli, with Cairoli setting pole position in France and Italy.
In third position, we find the n°66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari F488 GTE EVO of Jeffrey Segal, Matteo Cressoni and Wei Lu on 48 points.
As the ELMS enters the second half of the 2019 season everything is still possible with the titles in all the three categories still up for grabs. Don’t miss the 4 Hours of Silverstone as it promises to deliver action and drama on Saturday 31 August.
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