Following months of waiting, the European Le Mans Series started its season last weekend at Circuit Paul Ricard. Behind closed doors, the 4 Hours of Le Castellet crowned the domineering United Autosport with the trio of Alex Brundle, Will Owen and Job van Uitert.
After 132 laps, the #32 took the checkered flag after four hours of an eventful race while the unlucky sister car #22 had a puncture leaving it finishing in third place after the disqualification of the Graff Racing Oreca for breaking the driving time rules. G-Drive Racing finished second and showed its pace all along the race taking the lead at several occasions.
United Autosport completed a dream weekend with a thrilling win in the LMP3 class. The #2 Ligier driven by Wayne Boyd, Tom Gamble and Rob Wheldon made the decisive overtake on the #13 of Interpol Competition in the last 30 minutes. Matthew Jakobsen and James Dayson were third on their #15 RLR Motorsport Ligier.
Whereas most of the GTE field were running Ferraris, Porsche and its loyal customer team Proton Competition clinched victory with Christian Ried, Michele Beretta and Alessio Picariello behind the wheel of the #77 Porsche 911 RSR. The podium was completed by two Ferrari 488 GTEs, the #74 of Kessel Racing with Michael Broniszewski, Nicola Cadei and David Perel in second position alongside the Iron Lynx #83 Ferrari driven by a fast feminine trio composed of Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting and Manuela Gostner.
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