ALMS … Kessel Racing Encore at Yas Marina


 

Abu Dhabi, 20 February 2022 

The 4 Hours of Yas Marina, the last act of the Asian Le Mans Series, ended with a second consecutive victory for Kessel Racing in the Pro-Am class. However, despite this, the Swiss team didn’t claim the title. Robert Ziemian, Francesco Zollo and Axcil Jefferies drove a faultless race to finish ahead of SPS Automotive’s Mercedes, which, as the first of the two cars to win a race, took the title despite a points tie.

The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Rinaldi Racing came close to winning the Pro class title. However, a splash&go 25 minutes from the end relegated Davide Rigon, David Perel and Rino Mastronardi from first to seventh, preventing them from challenging the championship leaders. The race, won by Herbert Motorsport’s number 91 Porsche, handed the title to Inception Racing’s McLaren, which finished sixth. It was a bitter finish for the second Ferrari in contention, the number 17 of AF Corse, forced to retire. The car was rear-ended by the LMP2 of ARC Bratislava, finishing its race against the barriers, causing the entry of the Safety Car. The 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Kessel Racing crewed by Michael Broniszewski, David Fumanelli and Mikkel Jensen secured a top ten finish, while the second Ferrari of AF Corse, driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, Victor Gomez, and Francesco Piovanetti, came thirteenth.

 

OA

IC

Class

R#

Car

Team

Driver

Laps

1

1

LMP2

23

Oreca 07 – Gibson

United Autosports

J. Pierson / P. Di Resta

123

2

2

LMP2

4

Oreca 07-Gibson

Nielsen Racing

R. Sales / M. Bell / B. Hanley

122

3

1

LMP2AM

39

Oreca 07-Gibson

Graff Racing

D. Droux / E. Trouillet / S. Page

120

4

2

LMP2AM

44

Ligier JSP217-Gibson

ARC Bratislava

M. Konopka / N. Muston / J. Corbett

118

5

1

LMP3

26

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

G-Drive Racing

F. Rossello / X. Lloveras / V. Gutak

117

6

2

LMP3

27

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

CD Sport

C. Cresp / A. Doquin / S. Palette

117

7

3

LMP3

3

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

CD Sport

M. Jensen / N. Adcock / E. Cauhaupe

117

8

4

LMP3

22

Duqueine M30-D08-Nissan

Rinaldi Racing

L. Weiss / T. Kratz / H. Still

117

9

5

LMP3

13

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

Inter Europol Competition

J. Dayson / N. Pino / G. Moura De Oliveira

115

10

1

GT

91

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Herberth Motorsport

A. Renauer / R. Renauer / R. Bohn

115

11

2

GT

33

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Herberth Motorsport

A. Au / Y. Ye / K. Bachler

115

12

3

GT

88

McLaren 720S GT3

Garage 59

A. West / F. Bird / M. Kirchofer

115

13

4

GT

69

Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

Oman Racing

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

115

14

5

GT

7

McLaren 720S GT3

Inception Racing

B. Iribe / O. Millroy / B. Barnicoat

115

15

6

GT

55

Ferrari 488 GT3

Rinaldi Racing

R. Mastronardi / D. Perel / D. Rigon

115

16

7

GT

6

Mercedes AMG GT3

Haupt Racing Team

H. Haupt / R. Penttinen / A. Maini

115

17

8

GT

12

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Dinamic Motorsport

G. Roda / B. Barker / P. Sager

115

18

9

GT

42

McLaren 720S GT3

Optimum Motorsport

N. Moss / A. Watson / J. Osborne

114

19

10

GT

74

Ferrari 488 GT3

Kessel Racing

M. Broniszewski / D. Fumanelli / M. Jensen

114

20

11

GT

95

Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

TF Sport

J. Hartshorne / J. Adam / H. Chaves

114

21

12

GT

34

BMW M4 GT3

Walkenhorst Motorsport

C. Hull / J. Miller / N. Catsburg

114

22

13

GT

51

Ferrari 488 GT3

AF Corse

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

114

23

14

GT

96

Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO

Attempto Racing

A. Aka / F. Scholze / F. Hutchison

114

24

1

GTAM

57

Ferrari 488 GT3

Kessel Racing

R. Ziemian / F. Zollo / A. Jefferies

113

25

2

GTAM

20

Mercedes AMG GT3

SPS Automotive Performance

V. Pierburg / J. Loggie / M. Grenier

113

26

3

GTAM

99

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Herberth Motorsport

J. Haring / F. Gehrsitz / M. Seefried

112

27

15

GT

48

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Saalocin by Kox Racing

N. Pronk / S. Kox / P. Kox

111

28

3

LMP2AM

49

Oreca 07-Gibson

High Class Racing

D. Andersen / A. Fjordbach / K. Weeda

108

29

16

GT

59

McLaren 720S GT3

Garage 59

N. Kjaergaard / M. Maldonado / J. Vowles

107

30

4

GTAM

35

BMW M4 GT3

Walkenhorst Motorsport

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

107

31

6

LMP3

8

Ligier JS P320-Nissan

Nielsen Racing

A. Wells / C. Noble

103

32

5

GTAM

66

Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO

YC Panda Racing

D. Khoo / J. Brunot

103

33

6

LMP3 

2

Duqueine M30-D08-Nissan

DKR Engineering

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

99

NC

17

GT

17

Ferrari 488 GT3

AF Corse

L. Prette / V. Abril / C. Grunewald

74

NC

7

LMP3

72

Duqueine M30-D08-Nissan

Koiranen Kemppi Motorsport

T. Veijalainen / J. Salmenautio / N. Aleksandrov

63

NC

18

GT

77

Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

D'Station Racing

S. Hoshino / T. Fujii / T. Gamble

63

NC

8

LMP3

21

Ginetta G61-LT-P315-EVO-Nissan

Konrad Motorsport

G. Rindone / J. Grogor / S. Thong

36




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