If the primary lap went and not using a hitch, the remainder of the race was way more chaotic, particularly within the first hour. In misery on the exit of Ascari, a couple of minutes after the beginning, the Ligier JS P320 n ° 17 / IDEC Sport, then pushed by Patrice Lafargue, triggered bother within the peloton and triggered a collision between the Ligier n ° 16 / Team Virage and the # 20 Duqueine D08 / Grainmarket Racing. Several occasions then adopted each other on the monitor, frequently interrupting the debates on the monitor.
It was not till the final moments of the race, on the finish of the compulsory passages by the pit lane of one another, for a secure hierarchy to be established. Starting sixteenth on the beginning grid, Scott Andrews and Gerald Kraut got here again from the satan vauvert to clinch victory after 56 laps coated.
Championship leaders Colin Noble and Anthony Wells completed second, whereas Rinaldi Racing took his first Michelin Le Mans Cup podium with the Ligier # 66 of Nicolas Varrone and Alexander Mattschull.
A GT3 may nicely have been on the rostrum within the normal classification because the # 97 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage completed fourth, lower than a minute from the opening LMP3. Ben Keating’s entry lap and the crew’s completely executed save allowed Ross Gunn to take the lead midway by the race.
The battle was powerful for the official Aston Martin Racing driver who had to withstand the assaults of Julien Andlauer. Second on the road, the No. 2 Porsche 911 GT3 R from Pzoberer Zürichsee by TFT was nevertheless penalized for refueling exterior the regulatory pit cease. It was due to this fact the n ° 8 Ferrari 488 GT3 from Iron Lynx that took benefit of the scenario and completed second.
Note the wonderful begin to the race for Sarah Bovy, who took management of the GT3 class on the primary lap. The driver of the Ferrari 488 GT3 n ° 9 / Iron Lynx was fairly merely within the lead throughout her whole stint. Doriane Pin then clung to the precise wagon to climb again up on the rostrum, with a pleasant third place.
Next cease for the Michelin Le Mans Cup opponents, and never least, Road To Le Mans, on August 20 and 21.