samedi 27 août 2016


Corvette Racing dominated the qualifying session at the Virginia International Raceway. The factory Chevrolet team locked up the front row for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race.

Pole position went to Jan Magnussen at the wheel of the #3 Corvette C7.R. The Danish ace set the quickest time in the session with 1:41.557. Jan Magnussen will be sharing the car with Antonio garcia.

Their team-mates Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner with the sister #4 Corvette C7.R were second fastest, just 0.011 seconds off Magnussen's time.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller completed the top-three overall with the #66 Ford GT.

Ferrari drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander were fourth with the Risi Competizione run #62 Ferrari 488 GTE. BMW Team RLL's John Edwards and Lucas Luhr were inside the top-five with the #100 BMW M6 GTLM.

The BMW Team RLL #25 BMW M6 GTLM was sixth. The Porsche North America #911 Porsche 911 RSR was seventh. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing #67 Ford GT was eighth. The Porsche North America #912 Porsche 911 RSR was ninth.

VIR Qualifying Results

Photo: Chevrolet

Corvette Racing dominates VIR qualifying

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Darren Turener has taken the GTE class pole position for Sunday's 4 Hours of the Paul Ricard, round four of the 2016 European Le Mans Series. At the wheel of the #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE from Beechdean AMR, he set the quickest time in the eight-car field with 1:56.285. The Aston Martin Racing ace will share the car with co-drivers Andrew Howard and Alex Macdowall in the French event.

Alessandro Pier Guidi was second fastest driving the #56 Ferrari 458 Italia from team AT Racing. Matt Griffin completed the top-three in GTE with the AF Corse run #55 Ferrari 458 Italia.

Andrea Bertolini was fourth with JMW Motorsport #66 Ferrari 458 Italia. Marco Cioci was fifth with the AF Corse #51 Ferrari 458 Italia. Mac Mikkel was sixth with the Formula Racing #60 Ferrari 458 Italia.

A frustrating qualifying for Proton Competition Porsches. Wolf Henzler was seventh with the #77 Porsche 911 RSR ahead of team-mate Gianluca Roda who was eighth with the sister #88 Porsche 911 RSR.

The 4 Hours of the Paul Ricard will start at 14:00 local time tomorrow.

Photo: ELMS

Darren Turner gives Beechdean AMR GTE pole position at Paul Ricard

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AF Corse and Ferrari were the fastest in GTE class in the second European Le Mans Series practice session at the Paul Ricard circuit.

At the wheel of the #51 Ferrari 458 Italia, Marco Cioci  set the time in class with 1:57.406. The Italian ace shared the car with team-mates Rui Aguas and Piergiuseppe Perazzini.

Beechdean AMR's Andrew Howard, Darren Turner and Alex Macdowall were second fastest sharing the #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE.


Robert Smith, Rory Butcher and Andrea Bertolini completed the top-three in GTE with the JMW Motorsport run #66 Ferrari 458 Italia.

The AF Corse #55 Ferrari 458 Italia was fourth. The #60 Formula Racing Ferrari 458 Italia was fifth. The Proton Competition #77 Porsche 911 RSR was sixth. The AT Racing #56 Ferrari 458 Italia was seventh. The Proton Competition #88 Porsche 911 RSR was eighth.

The 10-minute qualifying session will start at 12:50 CET.

Photo: Ferrari Media / ELMS / Adrenal Media

AF Corse leads GTE in Paul Ricard second practice

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Corvette Racing's Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia were the fastest in the second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session at Virginia International Raceway.

At the wheel of the factory #3 Corvette C7.R, Antonio Garcia set the quickest time overall,1:42.623.

As was the case in the opening practice session, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller were second fastest with the #66 Ford GT, just 0.077 seconds behind the Corvette best time.

Their team-mates Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe completed the top-three sharing the #67 Ford GT.


Risi Competizione was fourth fastest with the #62 Ferrari 488 GTE of Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander. The car had a crash halfway through the session with Toni Vilander behind the wheel.

The BMW Team RLL #100 BMW M6 GTLM was fifth. The Corvette Racing #4 Corvette C7.R was sixth. The Porsche North America #912 Porsche 911 RSR was seventh. The BMW Team RLL #25 BMW M6 GTLM was eighth. The Porsche North America #911 Porsche 911 RSR was ninth.


IMSA GT Le Mans and GT Daytona teams will be back on track on Saturday for a third and final practice session followed by the qualifying one.

Photos: Michelin

Corvette Racing fastest in VIR second practice

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vendredi 26 août 2016


Porsche North America was the fastest overall in a very close opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 60-minute practice session at Virginia International Raceway.

Factory driver Earl Bamber set the quickest time with 1:43.229 at the wheel of the #912 Porsche 911 RSR. The Kiwi shared the car with team-mate Frederic Makowiecki.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing was second fastest overall with the #66 Ford GT in the hands of Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller.

Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen completed the top-three with the Corvette Racing run #3 Corvette C7.R.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook were fourth with the #67 Ford GT. Ferrari's Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander were fifth with the #488 GTE from Risi Competizione.

The second practice session is coming up next.

Photo: Porsche



Porsche goes fastest in VIR opening practice session

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Ferrari drivers Alessandro Pier Gudi, Alexander Talkanitsa Sr, Alexander Talkanitsa Jr were the fastest in the opening European Le Mans Series practice session at the Paul Ricard circuit. At the wheel of the #56 Ferrari 458 Italia, they set the best time in class with 1:58.080 and covered a total of 38 laps.

Andrew Howard, Darren Turner and Alex Macdowall were second fastest with the #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE from Beechdean AMR with a best time of 1:58.107.

The top-three in GTE was completed by Rui Aguas, Marco Cioci and Piergiuseppe Perazzini driving the AF Corse run #51 Ferrari 458 Italia.

The AF Corse #55 Ferrari 458 Italia was fourth. The Proton Competition #77 Porsche 911 RSR was fifth. The JMW Motorsport #66 Ferrari 458 Italia was sixth. The Formula Racing #60 Ferrari 458 Italia. The Proton Competition #88 Porsche 911 RSR was eigth.

Paul Ricard First Pracitce Results

Action will resume on Saturday at the Paul Ricard with the second practice session followed by the 10-minute qualifying one.

Photo: ELMS / Adrenal Media

AT Racing leads GTE in Paul Ricard opening practice

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jeudi 25 août 2016


Beechdean Aston Martin Racing (AMR) will travel to the south of France this weekend (27th/28th August) to begin the second half of the 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Following a six week gap from round three at Red Bull Ring in Austria, the Beechdean Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE #99 will be back in action for a four hour race. Beechdean AMR drivers Andrew Howard, Darren Turner and Alex MacDowall currently lie second in GTE standings, and will look to continue their impressive early form into the second half of the season.

The 5.861km race track is based a stones throw away from Marseille and is distinctive because of its black and blue run off areas. The circuit is considered to be one of the most technically advanced in the world and is also notable for its unusual layout. This includes the huge 1.8km Mistral Straight which will test the aero efficiency of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE ,against other competing cars on the track.

The nature of the circuit should provide spectators with an entertaining and exciting race, as the cars have multiple opportunities to overtake throughout the four hours. Beechdean AMR team owner and driver Andrew Howard said, “It’s great to be back to a circuit that we have tested and raced at before. It is full throttle now, let’s see what happens.”

“It’s very close in the championship now, as you would expect. I’m sure it will be an intense battle as we head into the second half of the season. Let’s hope we have the momentum to do it at Ricard.” stated Aston Martin racing veteran Turner.

MacDowall commented on the upcoming race, saying “I am really looking forward to racing at Paul Ricard for the first time. We’re still in the championship hunt and we want to win it, so we need another solid result to do this.”

Beechdean AMR are looking forward to an action packed weekend and are hopeful that the Paul Ricard will throw up an exciting race as well as a good team result.

Beechdean AMR Press Release

Photo: ELMS / Adrenal Media

Beechdean AMR ready for the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard

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vendredi 19 août 2016



BMW Motorsport will be back to Le Mans 24 Hours with a brand new car, a fully homologated ACO GTE machine in 2019. The German brand is planning a full factory effort in the FIA World Endurance Championship and its highly competitive GTE-Pro class.

In an interview with German media Auto-Motor-Und-Sport, Jens Marquardt confirmed the brand's plans in GTE and that there is a big interest in competiting in a big international series such the FIA World Endurance Chamopionship.

The new GT car will receive an international homologation, so we can use it worldwide.

No decision has been taken about the model but the head of BMW Motorsport has suggested that it could be the BMW M6

Fom the perspective of our engineers, the BMW M6 ​​provides an excellent basis, first in aerodynamics and secondly the engine.

BMW is currently competing with the factory BMW Team RLL in the North American based IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with an IMSA-only homologated BMW M6 GTLM.

The last appearance for BMW Motorsport at Le Mans 24 Hours was in 2011 with the BMW M3 GT2. The same year BMW Team Schnitzer competed in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, the predecessor of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Photo: BMW

BMW back to GTE in FIA WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours

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jeudi 18 août 2016


The fourth round of the 2016 European Le Mans Series will be held at the Paul Ricard circuit. A total of thirty-nine cars will enter the four-hour event, eight of wich are GTE cars.

Ferrari will be represented by five 458 Italias. New GTE leaders in the ELMS from AT Racing will field their all-black #56 Ferrari 458 Italia for Alexander Talkanitsa Sr, Alexander Talkanitsa Jr. and Ferrari factory driver Davide Rigon. JMW Motorsport, the Red Bull Ring winners will have the #66 Ferrari 458 Italia (Smith-Butcher-Bertolini).

AF Corse will field two cars with the #51 Ferrari 458 Italia (Perazzini-Cioci-Aguas) and the sister #55 machine (Cameron-Griffin-Scott). Danish squad Formula Racing will be in France with the #60 Ferrari 458 Italia (Laursen-Mac). Christina Nielsen will miss the Paul Ricard round, the ELMS clashing with IMSA at Virginia.

At Porsche, Proton Competition will field two cars, the #77 Porsche (Hedlund-Seefried-Henzler) and the #88 911 RSR (Roda-Ried). The Aston Martin brand will have a single car effort with the #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE from Beechdean AMR (Howard-Turner-MacDowall).

Paul Ricard Entry List

Photo: JMW Motorsport

Eight GTE cars at the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard

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The next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be held on the beautiful Virginia International Raceway. The "Michelin GT Challenge at VIR" will be an all-Grand Touring event with GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) cars.

Nine cars will compete in the ultra competitive GT Le Mans class and will target the overall victory.

Corvette Racing will enter their two works C7.Rs. GTLM leaders and Road America winners Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will be at the wheel of the #4 Corvette. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia will be sharing the sister #3 Corvette.

Dirk Muller and Joey Hand will be driving the #66 Ford GT from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. Their team-mates Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe are the dirvers of the #67 Ford GT.

Porsche North America will be fielding two 911 RSRs. Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy driving the #911 car while Earl Bamber and Frederic Makowieki will be at the wheel of the #912 machine. The German brand had a solid race at Road America and will try to do the same in Virginia.

BMW Team RLL will target a first victory in this season's IMSA competition. The #25 M6 GTLM will be driven by Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen. The #100 BMW will be in the hands of Lucas Luhr and John Edwards.

The Ferrari camp will be once again represented by Risi Competizione. The #62 Ferrari 488 GTE will be shared by Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander. The Houston based squad is hunting a first GTLM win this season.

VIR Entry List

Nine GT Le Mans entries in the all-GT round of VIR

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mercredi 17 août 2016


Mike Hedlund is one of the many American drivers competing this year in the European Le Mans Series. A true Porsche GT specialist in North American sportscar racing, Mike Hedlund is driving a Proton Competition run Porsche 911 RSR in the highly competitive GTE class of the ELMS.

Ahead of the fourth round of the season at the Paul Ricard, we had a chat with Mike Hedlund about his 2016 season in European Le Mans Series and more.

You are having a great 2016 in European Le Mans Series, tell us more about your season so far.

It’s been an eye opening season that’s for sure! First time driving a GTE class car, first time at all the tracks except for Spa and my first time visiting most of the countries on the schedule. After a frankly, embarrassing, debut at Silverstone I’ve put a tremendous amount of time and effort into my driving. My co-drivers and the entire Proton team deserved better than I was able to deliver that weekend and it won’t happen again. I haven’t focused this much on my driving since my first year of racing cars back in 2011. The 2 seasons in GT3 spec cars made me lazy and my technique ended up paying the price. Since that opening weekend I’ve put a lot of hours on my Porsche 991 Cup car at home and it’s had a huge effect on my driving and overall confidence. Even at the 2nd round of the Championship at Imola I had already made some big improvements. While I didn’t get a chance to show it in the race since we finished under the safety car, I was quick enough in the few practice laps I had to give our engineer Erich Kolb the flexibility of putting me in at any point in the race. After my poor performance at Silverstone, it was a big turning point for me on a personal level, even if nobody else knew it!

Our 3rd round of the Championship at Red Bull Ring was disappointing. We had some bad luck with our strategy and full-course cautions that we weren’t able to take advantage of which cost us a bunch of time to the eventual podium finishers. It’s frustrating when all the drivers do their job, no penalties, no contact, very strong average pace, fast pit stops, no mistakes and you still finish well off the podium. But, that’s racing! We lost a potential for a good points weekend in Austria, but if we can finish out the season strong we definitely have the chance to recover.


You are sharing the #77 Porsche 911 RSR with Wolf Henzler and Marco Seefried, how is the work split between the three of you during race weekends?

Luckily for me both Wolf and Marco have a bunch of laps at all the tracks on the schedule and since Proton knows the Porsche 991 RSR inside and out we’ve been lucky enough to roll off the trailer with a great car every weekend. That leaves me plenty of time in the first 2 practice sessions to learn the track and also study their data to improve myself. At the most recent round in Austria there was a surprise “Bronze” 30 minute test session which, for me as a Bronze and having never been to the track, was brilliant! I hope the series is able continue that at the rest of the rounds. The three of us all tend to like the same thing from the car in terms of balance, so if Wolf and Marco are happy with it, all I have to worry about is driving fast! Proton also does an excellent job of sharing data and setup information across both cars on the team — it ends up making both cars faster which is all you can ask for as a driver.

I actually met Wolf for the first time at the end of 2011 when he was driving a Porsche at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Jerry Woods Enterprises who was running the car for the 25 Hour race were also supporting my 997.2 Porsche Cup at the same time. It was like meeting a rock star! I started running into him again in 2013 when I did my first complete ALMS season in the GTC class. He was always nice and would say Hi to me, which for a newbie racer in awe of almost everyone in the series, was pretty awesome. The last time I saw him before he agreed to drive with us for the ELMS race at Silverstone was at the IMSA race at Circuit of the Americas in 2015 where he gave me the old 1-finger-salute going down the back straight!!! I was driving an LMPC car and was stuck in the GTLM traffic on old tires after some pit stop rotation and a restart. We had a good laugh about it in Silverstone!

While I hadn’t driven with or against Marco at the time, when I decided to do the season with Proton in the Porsche RSR, Marco was my first choice as our 3rd driver. I was actually texting Patrick Long at the time and tossed Marco’s name out there and asked if he knew how I could get in touch with him -- turned out they were having dinner together at Daytona while I was texting him! Racing is a small world.

It’s a bummer that my friend and overall wicked fast guy Renger van der Zande wasn’t able to do the season with us. He had a few conflicting events and when it turned out that Wolf would be able to make them all and have a shot at the Championship with me, we decided to make the change. Hopefully Renger and I will get to share a car again soon, it’s always good fun racing with him and watching him work his magic.


How competitive is the GTE field in the European Le Mans Series?

The level of competition in the ELMS GTE class is one of the biggest surprises for me this year. I wasn’t expecting it to be a push over, but I generally consider myself one of the stronger Bronzes around, regardless of what class or series. However, I’ve had a serious ego-check this season driving in Europe! I think it helps that the budget for a season in the ELMS is drastically lower than anything in the WEC or IMSA so it results in some really strong drivers who might not have the funds available for either of those amazing series. I can’t think of a time when I raced in a class where any car entered has a very realistic shot at victory each weekend. Normally there’s 1 or 2 strong entries, the rest also-rans and 1 or 2 that will never get on the podium unless everyone else crashes or breaks. That’s not the case in the ELMS GTE class — every car entered this year can win. And win on outright performance, not by luck. All the teams and driver combinations are top notch and it’s showing in the results and small number of problems being caused in the races by GTE cars. It’s an honor to be sharing the track, and if things work out, the podium, with all the teams and drivers in the ELMS GTE class. If you can win in the GTE class this year, you know the entire team did a tremendous job.


More and more American teams and drivers are competing in European sportscar racing, how different is it compared to the North American one?

Everyone in America follows sports car racing in Europe, so I think it’s safe to say that all of us would love to have the chance to race here if the chance presents itself! What you’re seeing now is a direct effect of the budget increases in North American sports car racing. As it stands now there’s simply very few people who can manage a full season in IMSA, and it’s only getting more expensive in 2017. For those of us who don’t have those sorts of resources, the natural move is to spend a little more time traveling and head to the most famous tracks in the world! I never thought I’d get a chance to drive at a place like Imola and it’s almost dreamlike when I think back to the race weekend. Not because we had a good result, but because I grew up watching and hearing about races there and to experience it myself… WOW!

There’s only two major differences in racing in Europe and in North America as far as I can tell: first is the FCY/code-60 type situations which have a much bigger effect on race strategy and make your slower driver in the ProAm classes critical to the success of the team. In North America with all the safety cars the primary goal of the “slow guy” is to not go a lap down. If you can do that, you basically have the same shot of winning at the end as anyone else. That’s frustrating when your the slow guy, but put in sooo much work to be as fast as possible. In the European races, the odds of being able to make up the time a “slow guy” loses is almost zero. I’m not sure if that makes for better racing, but as someone who just wants to go fast and keep improving, I like it that way! The 2nd difference is pit lanes: in North America all pit crew is separated from the pit lane by a wall. When the car stops everyone jumps over the wall and does their thing. In Europe, there are no walls! The first time I drove into the pits and everyone was just standing there, I was a little worried about them…. didn’t they know I was driving and not Wolf or Marco?!? Now I’m used to it, but those first few stops were a little nerve-wracking! I still have to remind myself not to do a burnout when leaving the pit box, that was one of my favorite things of race weekends in North America — big giant smokey burnouts. I miss those!

Lastly, the fan interaction at the European races has been amazing! Maybe it’s just because I’m an unknown American? Everyone has been super nice and they always want to know how we’re doing and what I think of racing in Europe or my thoughts on their home track. They make the events really fun and while I always enjoy the autograph sessions, I've been catching myself especially looking forward to them at the European events. I feel like an idiot when kids want to talk to me in German or Italian and all I can do is smile and say “I’m sorry I don’t understand!”, but it’s a lot of fun!


What about a move to FIA World Endurance Championship's GTE-Am with Proton Competition and Porsche?

My dream would be to do the full World Endurance Championship in a GTE Porsche! However, I still need to improve my pace before I could justify that sort of budget number to anyone, let alone myself. Guys like David Heinemeier Hansson, Khaled Al Qubaisi, Christian Ried and Chris Cumming have seriously raised the bar in terms of what it means to be a fast ProAm driver.  Personally, if they’d let me compete, I’d have no reservations about entering the GTE-Pro class too! I always compare myself against whoever is fastest and don’t concern myself with trophies. It’s probably not a very popular position and I wouldn’t recommend it from a series growth perspective, but it’s my own personal opinion. One interesting note for me would be the travel — I don’t think it'd be much longer than traveling to Europe from California for every race weekend!


What is your favourite racing circuit?

At the moment I’d have to say Spa Franchorchamps. I had the privilege of getting my butt seriously kicked there in a Porsche Supercup race in 2012 and have been trying to get back ever since! I can’t wait for our European Le Mans Series to take us there in September. Since the moment I signed on to do the ELMS season I’ve been day dreaming about taking Eau Rouge flatout in the Porsche RSR… And Blanchimont in 6th gear in the rain…. it’s gunna be crazy!

Photos: ELMS / Adrenal Media

Interview with Mike Hedlund - Porsche driver in European Le Mans Series

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According to Motorsport.com, Lamborghini may join the GTE family in 2018. The Italian brand is planning an factory supported assault on the demanding GTE-Pro field in FIA World Endurance Championship and of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Lamborghini would join prestigious brands in class like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche.

Motorsport.com is reporting that Lamborghini is already working with Dallara on their 2018 GTE machine following a very successful launch of the Huracan GT3.

The Sant'agata Bolognese brand is focusing right now on customer racing with multiple teams competing around the world with the Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

Photo: Lamborghini

Possible Lamborghini factory effort in FIA WEC GTE-Pro

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samedi 13 août 2016


The European Le Mans Series has reached the halfway mark after three thrilling races at Silverstone, Imola and the Red Bull Ring.

Three rounds and three different brands were able to clinch victories in the competitive LM GTE class.

Ahead of the fourth round at the Paul Ricard Circuit, here is a complete mid-season review of the 2016 European Le Mans Series.


The 2016 season started at Silverstone, the European Le Mans Series shared the weekend with the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Pole position went to Aston Martin Racing with the #96 Aston Martin Vantage GTE driven by Roald Goethe, Stuart Hall and Richie Stanaway.

The race featured some great battles for GTE supremacy between Aston Martin and Ferrari teams. The JMW Motorsport #66 Ferrari 458 Italia won the GTE class but was later excluded  for technical infringement. Race victory went to the Beechdean AMR #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE of Andrew Howard, Alex McDowell and Darren Turner.

The AT Racing #56 Ferrari 458 Italia was second with Alessandro Pier Guidi, Alexander Talkanitsa Sr and Alexander Talkanitsa Jr. The GTE podium was completed by the #96 Aston Martin Vantage GTE with Roald Goethe, Stuart Hall and Richie Stanaway.

Read: JMW Motorsport excluded, Beechdean AMR wins ELMS opener


Round two of the 2016 season was held at Imola in Italy. Porsche took the GTE pole with factory driver Wolf Henzler at the wheel of the Proton Competition run #77 Porsche 911 RSR.

Wolf Henzler along with co-drivers Michael Hedlund and Robert Renauer won the four-hour event under extreme weather conditions. A dominant victory for the Porsche squad, clearly the strongest all weekend long.

Second place went to the JMW Motorsport #66 Ferrari 458 Italia driven by Robert Smith, Rory Butcher and Andrea Bertolini. Davide Rigon, Alexander Talkanitsa Sr and Alexander Talkanitsa Jr completed the top-three with the AT Racing #56 Ferrari 458 Italia.

Read: Proton Competition takes a dominant GTE victory at Imola


The Red Bull Ring in Austria played host to the third round of the season. In qualifying, Porsche Junior Matteo Cairoli gave Proton Competition the GTE class pole with the #88 Porsche 911 RSR.

There were once again fierce battles in GTE all race long with all of the three brands very competitive, Aston Martin, Porsche and Ferrari.

In the end the Maranello brand locked-up the class podium. Victory went to JMW Motorsport with their #66 Ferrari 458 Italia shared by Robert Smith, Rory Butcher and Andrea Bertolini.

Piergiuseppe Perazzini, Marco Cioci and Rui Aguas took second place in class with the AF Corse run #51 Ferrari 458 Italia. Alexander Talkanitsa, Alexander Talkanitsa Jr and Alessandro Pier Guidi completed the GTE podium with the AT Racing #61 Ferrari 458 Italia.

Read: JMW Motorsport wins GTE, 1-2-3 Ferrari at 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring


After three rounds, AT Racing' Alexander Talkanitsa, Alexander Talkanitsa Jr are leading the overall GTE drivers' standing with 48 points each. Aston Martin Racing's Andrew Howard, Alex MacDowall and Darren Turner are second with 47 points. JMW Motorsport's Robert Smith, Rory Butcher and Andrea Bertolini are thrid with 43 points.

In the GTE teams' standing, AT Racing leads with 48 points ahead of Aston Martin Racing in second with 47 points and JMW Motorsport in third with 43 points.

Photos: Ferrari Media / Adrenal Media

European Le Mans Series 2016 GTE mid-season review

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jeudi 11 août 2016


A great video from Michelin about last weekend's race at Road America. The Elkhart Lake circuit played host to a thrilling IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event with a last-lap victory for Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.

 

Photo: Chevrolet

VIDEO: Michelin at Road America - IMSA

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