There was a spirit of 24h of Le Mans last weekend for the round #4 of Ultimate Cup Series on the Bugatti circuit. The GT endurance race and their 23 crews started before sunset and ended in the dark 4 hours later.
Despite a puncture at the ‘Virage du raccordement’ with just an hour to go, the #76 Porsche 911 GT3 R triumphed after 131 loops. Raymond Narac and Arnaud Pierre spared no effort to win their first Ultimate Cup Series race against the #1 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo who had taken pole position a few hours earlier.
Jean-Paul Pagny, David Hallyday and Jean-Bernard Bouvet, at the wheel of the Ferrari #1, could have some regrets as they finished 16 seconds only behind the winners despite 3 drive through penalties – two for speeding under FCY and one for causing a collision. Podium was completed by the #5 Renault R.S. 01, driven by Franck Dezoteux and Stéphane Tribaudini.
Here is our gallery of the fourth round of Ultimate Cup Series held last weekend in Le Mans at the Circuit Bugatti.
Photos by Erwan Seite.
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