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2022/Feb/12 - Race 1 24th OA 2nd GT AM - Race 2 27th OA 2nd GT AM - ALMS 4h Dubai - Kessel Racing - Roman Ziemian / Francesco Zollo / Axcil Jefferies - #57

2022/Feb/12 - Race 1 24th OA 2nd GT AM - Race 2 27th OA 2nd GT AM - ALMS 4h Dubai - Kessel Racing - Roman Ziemian / Francesco Zollo / Axcil Jefferies - #57

 

Dubai, 13 February 2022

Ferrari claimed victory in the 4 Hours of Dubai, the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series. The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Rinaldi Racing crewed by Davide Rigon, David Perel and Rino Mastronardi carried the day in a race rounded off by third place for the number 17 Ferrari of AF Corse and second for Kessel Racing in the Pro-Am class.

The race started an hour later than yesterday and was run three-quarters in the dark, making the drivers’ task very difficult on a track with artificial lighting only on the main straight. Like the first outing, the Ferraris played a leading role with the AF Corse and Rinaldi Racing cars battling it out for top spot. The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of the Piacenza-based team led almost throughout, first with Conrad Grunewald, then Louis Prette and finally Vincent Abril. However, Rinaldi Racing’s twin car pulled off a fine comeback after a qualifying session that saw it starting from the middle of the pack. Rino Mastronardi handed over the wheel to David Perel, who gave the car to Davide Rigon in third position. The Italian first moved into second place with a superb overtaking move on the Aston Martin of Oman Racing. Then he started to put pressure on Abril, shadowing him in the last hour. The Frenchman, who had already received a warning for veering off track, was given a drive-through eight minutes before the chequered flag, which knocked him back to third, defended in the final moments from the attacks of the Optimum Racing McLaren. The number 51 Ferrari of AF Corse, with Piovanetti-Gomez-Pier Guidi, finished fifteenth. This result puts Rinaldi Racing just one point behind Inception Racing in first, while AF Corse follows in third, fourteen points off the leaders.

In the Pro-Am class, Kessel Racing’s 488 GT3 Evo 2020, driven by Roman Ziemian, Francesco Zollo, and Axcil Jefferies finished second behind the SPS Automotive Mercedes. Once more, the Swiss team fielded just one car, but it stood out again in today’s race with some excellent times, particularly for the British driver.

The series meets again just a week from now, with the 4 Hours of Abu Dhabi, the penultimate round.


OA

IC

Class

R#

Car

Team

Driver

Laps

1

1

LMP2

4

Oreca 07-Gibson

Nielsen Racing

R. Sales  /  M. Bell  /  B. Hanley

119

2

1

LMP2 AM

49

Oreca 07-Gibson

High Class Racing

D. Andersen  /  A. Fjordbach  /  K. Weeda

118

3

2

LMP2 AM

39

Oreca 07-Gibson

Graff Racing

D. Droux  /  E. Trouillet  /  S. Page

117

4

3

LMP2 AM

44

Ligier JSP217-Gibson

ARC Bratislava

M. Konopka  /  N. Muston  /  J. Corbett

116

5

1

LMP3

8

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

Nielsen Racing

A. Wells  /  C. Noble

115

6

2

LMP3

27

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

CD Sport

C. Cresp  /  A. Doquin  /  S. Palette

115

7

3

LMP3

3

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

CD Sport

M. Jensen  /  N. Adcock  /  E. Cauhaupe

114

8

4

LMP3

22

Duqueine M30-D08-Nissan

Rinaldi Racing

L. Weiss  /  T. Kratz  /  H. Still

114

9

1

GT

55

Ferrari 488 GT3

Rinaldi Racing

R. Mastronardi  /  D. Perel  /  D. Rigon

114

10

2

GT

7

McLaren 720S GT3

Inception Racing

B. Iribe  /  O. Millroy  /  B. Barnicoat

114

11

3

GT

17

Ferrari 488 GT3

AF Corse

L. Prette  /  V. Abril  /  C. Grunewald

114

12

4

GT

42

McLaren 720S GT3

Optimum Motorsport

N. Moss  /  A. Watson  /  J. Osborne

114

13

5

LMP3

13

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

Inter Europol Competition

A. Bukhantsov  /  N. Pino  /  G. Moura De Oliveira

114

14

6

LMP3

26

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

G-Drive Racing

F. Rossello  /  X. Lloveras  /  V. Gutak

114

15

5

GT

69

Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

Oman Racing

A. Al Harthy  /  S. De Haan  /  C. Eastwood

114

16

6

GT

91

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Herberth Motorsport

A. Renauer  /  R. Renauer  /  R. Bohn

113

17

7

LMP3

2

Duqueine M30-D08-Nissan

DKR Engineering

L. Horr  /  S. Alvarez  /  M. De Barbuat

113

18

7

GT

34

BMW M4 GT3

Walkenhorst Motorsport

C. Hull  /  J. Miller  /  N. Catsburg

113

19

8

GT

88

McLaren 720S GT3

Garage 59

A. West  /  F. Bird  /  M. Kirchofer

113

20

1

GT AM

6

Mercedes AMG GT3

Haupt Racing Team

H. Haupt  /  R. Penttinen  /  A. Maini

113

21

9

GT

77

Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

D'Station Racing

S. Hoshino  /  T. Fujii  /  T. Gamble

113

22

10

GT

95

Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

TF Sport

J. Hartshorne  /  J. Adam  /  H. Chaves

113

23

11

GT

20

Mercedes AMG GT3

SPS Automotive Performance

V. Pierburg  /  J. Loggie  /  M. Grenier

113

24

12

GT

12

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Dinamic Motorsport

G. Roda  /  B. Barker  /  P. Sager

112

25

13

GT

59

McLaren 720S GT3

Garage 59

N. Kjaergaard  /  M. Maldonado  /  J. Vowles

112

26

14

GT

96

Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO

Attempto Racing

A. Aka  /  F. Scholze  /  F. Hutchison

112

27

2

GT AM

57

Ferrari 488 GT3

Kessel Racing

R. Ziemian  /  F. Zollo  /  A. Jefferies

112

28

3

GT AM

99

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Herberth Motorsport

J. Haring  /  F. Gehrsitz  /  M. Seefried

112

29

15

GT

51

Ferrari 488 GT3

AF Corse

A. Pier Guidi  /  V. Gomez  /  F. Piovanetti

111

30

4

GT AM

35

BMW M4 GT3

Walkenhorst Motorsport

M. Von Bohlen  /  H. Walkenhorst  /  J. Breuer

110

31

16

GT

48

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Saalocin by Kox Racing

N. Pronk  /  S. Kox  /  P. Kox

108

32

8

LMP3

72

Duqueine M30-D08-Nissan

Koiranen Kemppi Motorsport

T. Veijalainen  /  J. Salmenautio  /  N. Aleksandrov

112

NC

5

GT AM

66

Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVOYC

Panda Racing

D. Khoo  /  B. Mardini  /  E. Lau

80

NC

17

GT

33

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Herberth Motorsport

A. Au  /  Y. Ye  /  K. Bachler

79

NC

9

LMP3

21

Ginetta G61-LT-P315-EVO-Nissan

Konrad Motorsport

G. Rindone  /  J. Grogor  /  S. Thong

36



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