ELMS – A high-pressure final at the 4h of Estoril

The fight for titles promises to be intense at the 4 Hours of Estoril, particularly in LMP2 where three teams can still win the title.

Published on 12/10/2015 à 16:37


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ELMS – A high-pressure final at the 4h of Estoril

The 4 Hours of Estoril contested this October 18 in Portugal will constitute the finale of the season ELMS. LMP3 being the only category to know its winners with Sir Chris Roy and Charlie Robertson in the No. 3 Ginetta of Team LNT, six of the eight titles still remain to be acquired.

The LMP2s should offer the greatest suspense since three teams remain in the running for the title. If the crew of thea Gibson 015S-Nissan n°38 from Jota Sport composed of Filipe Albuquerque, Simon Dolan and Harry Tincknell will come first on the Portuguese circuit, its lead is only one point over the trio Gary Hirsch, Jon Lancaster and Björn Wirdheim, also entered on Gibson 015S, this one being under the colors of Greaves Motorsport.

The Oreca 05 of Thiriet by TDS Racing will also have their chances, Ludovic Badey and Pierre Thiriet being ten points behind the leaders. The two drivers of the No. 46 will be joined for the final by Nicolas lapierre who will replace Tristan gommendy.

No less than six crews can still hope to be crowned in GTE, even if Andrea Rizzoli, Mikkel Mac and Johnny Laursen compete in the Ferrari n ° 60 of FormulaRacing are well positioned with a lead of 19 points over their closest opponents which is none other than the Marc VDS Racing. Marc van der Straten's team, whose BMW is driven by Andy Priaulx, Henry Hassid and Jesse Krohn, will be keen to shine for his last race in motorsport.

The situation risks being even more tense in GTC since Franck Perera, Dino Lunardi and Éric Dermont, drivers of the #4 BMW Z3 GT59 of the TDS Racing at the top of the category, are only 13 units ahead.

Note that Graff Racing will take the Ligier JS P3's first competitive steps at Estoril.

Free practice will be held this Saturday, October 17 at 09:30 a.m. and 14 p.m. Qualifying will follow on the 18th from 8 a.m. before the start at noon (French time).

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