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ELMS ... Third Podium for Kessel Racing at the 4 Hours of Imola


 

Imola, 15th May, 2022

After Rinaldi Racing’s win, a Ferrari is back on the ELMS podium at the 4 Hours of Imola, round two of the European Le Mans Series. Revelling in the result are the trio Kimura-Schandorff-Jensen.

Difficulties
It was a track not conducive to teams equipped with Maranello machinery, who struggled to fully exploit the potential of their 488 GTEs. Any fears that the seven Ferrari entries may have had prior to the race were confirmed in the final finishing positions, with the cars effectively out of the running for the race victory.

Contact
After finishing second in qualifying, Iron Lynx’s 488 GTE, crewed by Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting and Sarah Bovy, was the only car to offer any real challenge to Oman Racing’s Aston Martins, which claimed a one-two at the end of the four-hour race. Regrettably, a collision resulting in a puncture, with Michelle Gatting behind the wheel, forced the no. 83 Ferrari to slip down the order.

Podium
The baton for the best of the Maranello crews thus passed on to the Kessel Racing-entered 488 GTE driven by Takeshi Kimura, Frederik Schandorff and Mikkel Jensen. The trio secured an excellent third place, albeit one lap adrift of the winners, ahead of the other Ferrari cars belonging to Spirit of Race, JMW Motorsport, Iron Lynx and Rinaldi Racing.

Schedule
The European Le Mans Series remains in Italy for the forthcoming round, the 4 Hours of Monza, set to take place on July 3.

OA

IC

Class

r#

Car

Chassis #

Team

Driver

20

1

LMGTE

69

Aston Martin Vantage AMR

 

Oman Racing with TF Sport

A. Al Harthy / M. Sorensen / S. De Haan

22

2

LMGTE

95

Aston Martin Vantage AMR

 

Oman Racing with TF Sport

J. Hartshorne / H. Chaves / J. Adam

23

3

LMGTE

57

Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

 

Kessel Racing

T. Kimura / F. Schandorff / M. Jensen

24

4

LMGTE

55

Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

 

Spirit of Race

D. Cameron / M. Griffin / D. Perel

25

5

LMGTE

66

Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

 

JMW Motorsport

G. Petrobelli / S. Hudspeth / M. Payne

27

6

LMGTE

60

Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

 

Iron Lynx

C. Schiavoni / M. Cressoni / D. Rigon

28

7

LMGTE

33

Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

 

Rinaldi Racing

C. Hook / O. Tunjo / F. Crestani

29

8

LMGTE

93

Porsche 911 RSR – 19

 

Proton Competition

M. Fassbender / Z. Robichon / R. Lietz

30

9

LMGTE

83

Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

 

Iron Dames

R. Frey / M. Gatting / S. Bovy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

10

LMGTE

18

Porsche 911 RSR – 19

 

Absolute Racing

A. Haryanto / M. Rump / A. Picariello

NC

11

LMGTE

32

Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

 

Rinaldi Racing

P. Ehret / N. Varrone / G. Lancieri

NC

12

LMGTE

77

Porsche 911 RSR – 19

 

Proton Competition

C. Ried / L. Ferrari / G. Bruni



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