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Extended Race Highlights | 2021 Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km

Jun 04, 2021

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is the venue for the second round of the endurance cup within the fanatec gt world challenge europe powered by aws the sun is shining but for the teams there is no possibility to enjoy the landscape because it is an exhausting day with qualifying and a six-hour

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in the same 24 hour period it's hard for the drivers it's hard for the teams and it's also hard for the team it's a real test for everyone involved but the perfect warm up for the total 24 hour endurance spa The cup started at Monza . It was a dry road to begin with, but it wasn't a dry

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for the three hours with over 46 cars on the track.
extended race highlights 2021 circuit paul ricard 1000km
It was a mad dash to the Retifeelio chicane for the first time and surprisingly he managed to get through. with minimal drama as the battle on the field went on for the first time, we then lost barnacle to mclaren who went wide in the gravel, the first casualty with suspension damage in traffic was machu gemini's gpx racing porsche , matt campbell and earl bamber, eager to progress. However, frustrated with a house full of people ahead as cars exit the Rogers chicane, even more drama. Adrian Tombe Center Lock Audi turned around and that would also be out of the race from the start for the number four Mercedes home racing team of Marrow Angle Lucas. stoltz and van sant april were trying to gain off-road places when phil Keen's lamborghini hiroshi hamaguchi, that was all because the rain was falling, the number four mercedes was on the escape route and now the teams have the dilemma, stop early and continue towards gets wet or try to challenge the first routine stops at the hour mark, the number 88 mercedes, the yellow asp entry was in conflict and, as the road dried, some of the teams suffered a series of punctures, then the dynamic Porsche motor sports car.
extended race highlights 2021 circuit paul ricard 1000km

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Emile Frey Racing's Lamborghini Alex Fontana dragged the card in pit lane but it was high drama as the order was shuffled, the road was starting to dry out again, the teams were trying to determine if they needed to pit and reuse slick tires or if they were able to move on to the next round of pit stops and lose less time some did not have the luxury of having taken the lead in the race the number four Mercedes suddenly suffered a puncture and that was another car that limped to the pit lane emil frey racing had a second car with a flat tire and garage 59 aston martin was hit in the hip and shoulder on the satellite dish that spun around the silver cup entrance there was a big battle, although in the traffic there was three wide the cars passed the timing line towards the red the chicane filio the road was still wet and greasy dynamic motorsport winners in monza two years ago looking good for a second victory matteo cairoli klaus battler christian engelhart the drivers again the teams put on to work refueling and changing tires looking good in the silver although off the road the gulf livery had slipped with audi more drama yen sleeping houses bmw with a puncture and a long limp back to the pit lane in front the dynamic porsche motorsport looked good for race honors one of the other two had to skip the road break into the red chicane to filigo off the road at the roger chicane despite charging hard, giacomo overtook norbert seidler albert costa lamborghini of the emil frey racing team and as the clock ticked down to the end of the three hour race number four mercedes calmly met for the april entry at the schultz angle and had a bumpy day, but at least they were fighting to the end, then off road the iron ferrari looked good in the early stages coming to the checkered flag and race win kane klaus backler christian engelhart and matthew cairoli with rafaeli marcial juguno and daniel juncker they are taking second place ahead of alex pontana rolfe nikon and

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regarding the six hour race that will begin in daylight and in the darkness and one of the drivers to follow without a doubt for the home racing team this weekend is going to be unreal Valson, we are very confident and we are very happy to be here, it is a track that we all appreciate and it is the most Close to home, so obviously it's always a bit special.
extended race highlights 2021 circuit paul ricard 1000km
Usually some friends and family come, but unfortunately now it is not possible, but we have a strong car, as you said, we are strong in Monza. Unfortunately, if it weren't for a puncture, I think. We would have been on the podium, if not more, so this series is so competitive that any mistakes are simply not forgiven, you can never count out Porsche, although GPX Racing didn't have a very good time at Monza. Matthias trusts Paul Ricard, I find him very funny and I really like running at night. These are my favorite conditions and I think, as you said, it's a very good preparation before finding 24th place.
extended race highlights 2021 circuit paul ricard 1000km
So I'm pretty sure that we're going to have an exciting weekend, an exciting race and it will be great to see and find out, but last year we showed that we were up there, fighting for victory until the last, really, the last minutes with the Ferrari that we definitely have. Great expectations, but it's a new year, so let's see how it goes. Adrian Tombe had a pretty difficult time at Monza. It was a casual early tick that damaged and slowed the car, so we never saw the best of the former DTM and Formula Three. The riders never discount the santelok, although in the longer races they do their job and it is usually a team that does well in the last stint of the race.
It is a very complete track, with quite a few fast corners but also a very technical part in the first one. The sector is actually quite technical in some places and then you also need to have something, let's say, be brave somewhere else. The fact that there will be night racing makes it even more exciting, so I'm really looking forward to seeing that falcon. Horse racing runs with the BMW M6 and it is a team that excels in longer races, six hours around here shouldn't be a problem. 35 is crewed by Teemo Glock, Marty Tomczyk and Thomas Neubauer.
This is another potential winner, yeah, I mean, the volcano team it is. It's a great team, they have a lot of experience with BMW and especially with this car behind me and yes, they have been super nice and super kind to me, so now we are working together and keeping our heads down to have a good season. the new iron lynx ferrari team impressed in monza it was a fast car it was a reliable car and it was around a corridor without a doubt the pit stops were well practiced one of the most outstanding drivers of the race was the young italian ex single seater hot shoe antonio fuoco It's our first season together with our teammates, so we are discovering all the things between us and I think we are doing a good job, especially Callum is a rookie in this championship and in Monte he was very fast, so I think we have a good car, good equipment. and we can do a good job another possible winner for mercedes is this 88 akka asp entry rafaeli marchiello daniel jean-cadea and julguno the three drivers are all very versatile he is back behind the wheel of the mercedes looking good here in poor rickard us they feel good manza it was a high forest it started very well this season with rafael and danny and uh yes, we had a strong quality and then in the race it was a very difficult weather condition uh puerto rico is always a good event, you know?
It's the beginning of summer, you see, the sun is shining, the weather is nice, so I hope we have a good race, get some important points and prepare well before the big event in Spa for the first time in the history of the championship. we have an all female team among the ferrari drivers here catherine legg i have been driving the gt3 car in the states for many years, not the ferrari this will be the first day i drive the ferrari gt3 but i am used to gt3 racing for the first time in an sro event, yes it will be very different to the night races I have done at places like Daytona and Sebring and from what I hear it will be pitch black so it will be fun and An interesting additional variety on the grid comes from Bentley, this car run by cmr and among the drivers is the enormously experienced Gel Vanilla, who over the years in all kinds of categories has done many things with poor Rickard.
It's very difficult for me because I know the The car was only on that work track a month long enough and many times the car has the right seat and I only drive the left six, so I need more laughs to be in a good situation. The car is very, very nice. It looks very strong and big, but the weight. It's very very nice and I originally made this business important, we always talk about what's going on in general but classes like the silver cup and pro-am are equally contested and aston martin's johnny adam is going for pro honors -am this weekend, yes.
The start of the season has gone so well that you know that winning at Monza is a special feeling and yes, leading the championship heading into this weekend and it is a polar

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, the card is normally very good for the Aston Martin car , but also very good for the team, you know, the guys won their category last year, the championship here in November, so yeah, we have high hopes for this weekend, so hopefully we can score some good points. Also remember that the fanatec gt global channel in Europe powered by aws. It is part of our global competition where brands face each other both in Europe and, of course, in North America.
When the Asian series starts, they will also get points there. It's been intense competition so far, with many races in the United States. Added to what we have had in Europe so far and among the brands that have obtained great scores and the best scores in the previous races, this is where we are facing the six hours of racing in Porycard. Porsche and Audi have also achieved good scores. lamborghini but at the top of the championship standings is mercedes amg so we're almost ready carl is coming up to the grid the sun is shining there's a bit of a breeze and this long afternoon for the teams is about to begin so it's one of those racing which is always the highlight of the season because it has so much it's a great

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it's a fast circuit it has some twisty and technical parts but then you have the way the day evolves into the night the way you go from daylight until dusk and darkness and of course we finish at midnight, it's pitch black, headlights become a real factor as you try to pick out market spots around the circuit, trying to determine if that set of headlights in your mirrors or on your rear view camera as it is now, in many cases it's a car you're on the same lap in, whether it's a proper battle, it becomes a real test for the teams to give the drivers the right information.
This is the grill. then, with marco portalotti starting on pole position, davey reagan alongside him, vancouver april and juliano will start on the second row ahead of, then, david pittard and alongside giacomo outweigh seventh is jack aiken and eighth in The grill is Klaus Battler, that is, Lamborghini and Porsche. a valentine club and it's Earl Bamber to complete the top 10 on the grid 11th he's where he'll come next he'll start uh and his 12th marcus vince has a lot of experience of course he's the 13th martin tomczyk 14 .º on the grid charles wicks ahead of christopher hauser and then, this morning, the impressive Constantine Tereshenko lined up, uh, uh, outside the eighth row of the grid, in the ninth row, you have roloff on icon and next to He is the Dutch driver Rick Brokers, Rob Bell, next and next to him, Top Sport. paul petty ahead of russell ward and roman dumas, next christian clean and chris goodwin to line up alongside the winner of the export pre-race here in 2018, then it's stewart hall of frank bird with alex arka and hubert haupt starting in the post 28 on the grid, 29th is where We'll find Tim Zimmerman and starting 30th is Benji Heidi is in the Rinaldi Racing Ferrari Kim Louis Schramm will start on row 16 Chris Froggett is the man next to him, then you'll get to Louis Mackiels and, uh, Jordan Love, the next big Leo striker. machitsuki in place of the injured adrian amstutz and gil vannelag line up in the next row, then it's sam de haan and valentin pierberg next to him in the next row you have duncan cameron welcome back to the championship hiroshi yamaguchi lines up next in front of florian schultz and bradley reed, then giorgio roda and jan caspalic in row 22, row 23 is carrie mojay and sarah bovee in the women's car with uh dorian libra and catherine legg for company and then it will be simon riker who completes the grid so that's it as they line up ready to go, it's a quality entry, it's a huge entry and a lot can happen in the GT endurance index, it doesn't matter more than six hours, it doesn't matter, with the darkness to take into account also outside the virage game thatthey will come pole position number 63 the Lamborghini merco brought Lottie behind the wheel, he needs to escape and he is the ones in rows two, three, four, five, six and they return with all the traffic around them that is in danger in the first corners that we take. ready, let's go for a run, it's just before six o'clock local time, the lights turn green, let's go for a run, who will make the best start, what did you get Lottie, yeah, yeah, yeah, the Lamborghini enters the race, leaves a look. in vanson april in the mercedes selection along the inside line he will go second if under attack he is defending the goal around the outside line try to go 88 mercedes you are also on board with the dynamic porsche number 54 as they moved towards The first time so far everything well, one or two went off the track, John, but so far we have passed unscathed, very well done through most of the field, a couple of cars took the shortcut going through the first of the s.
We are seeing the same thing at the first chicane of the day, now at the lower end of the second round, a mirage to camp, a pretty good effort from everyone except Certainly, one thing was clear: the pace that the Lamborghini had was enough to beat the Mercedes and the Ferrari in that initial corner. One or two, they are a little behind when their sector times come out and there is drama. to happen the bmw number 10 has turned around the poor old caramoja is in the wars and who is the one who messed with him is giorgio roder I think in the ferrari and there is also a delay brendan areeb who has not yet reached the end of the first century to get there now, so one or two bands fell behind on the first lap.
Karimoji sets off as they hit the meestrel for the first time. I mean, absolutely a jam. Where are you going? You can barely find an entrance to the scene. Let the quick. run and call the buses what's going on we thought it would start and turn one was started three quarters of the way through the lap that was the crazy panda mercenary wasn't it Rick Brokers that turned around in the exact same spot where the owner of the ezequiel perez compact team had his big accident a few years ago when he was in the audi, but the racers got away with it, whether the pirelli goes down, everyone will be relieved to reach the end of on the first lap it may be calm down a little but Bortolotti is in the lead and at the end of the 5.7 kilometers of the first lap of the race another effort made 88 of the Mercedes of the Akka team appear on the inside with Joe Gunner at the end The wheel puts its nose inside the a BMW 34.
David Peter, who says "Oh no, don't do it," and David Peter rejects him when they cross the line. Yeah, well, it looks like the Mercedes was going to make a move inward. opening corner, but David Peter had the grunt and traction into the final corner and was then able to consolidate. He gets out of that first s-pen and really, as a junior he has to be careful because he's followed by a nearby bachelor in the first or the Porsche. Now the incident between roda and oj has been noticed by race control, so the package will be on the line, take a look at that steward, see if there is anything that needs to be done, see if it was an incident with no one to whom blame or if there is someone. activated it, so it is now seen as you ride on board with the number 54.
This is the dynamic motorsports Porsche, there is Klaus Battler behind the wheel and at the end of the first lap that car was in sixth place and it is very far away . wide there, yes, and you may be careful because by running wide you may have gained a bit of an advantage by being chased by the old bamboo in the second pale bamboo of the porsche, they are really trying to line up klaus backler backler hugging the right side of the race track forty bamber will go left the longer way and backler will move toward the center of the race track to make it even more difficult for alabama to find a way around wisely, the part rear think it could be, can I make a move?
Below, insiders look at Google doing the same on the BMW, so what action is it? The two Porsches come together. This is good on the inside of pizza. the falcon horse bmw is going to fight back, well peter did the right thing because juno had darted inside he could have closed the door but inevitably that would have been contact if we opened the door again we let the mercedes through he is directly behind junior going down. until the conclusion of what is now the second lap, so porter lottie is the fastest lap of the race so far after only one fast lap, but a second and a half off the good one, so we had a race rearing and a raging bull in the front row and it's the ball before the horse right now Lamborghini had a Ferrari and even more of them swerve, but they all come back right where those markers narrow or they steal Bell the wrong side on the McLaren, yes, but Bachler lost. that position in the world gang, but he is so far gone on the exit scene that he doesn't open the door for Bamber to drive inside.
There you see now that the Porsche trade, but I mean, it's close, now it has Jacob. elsewhere in the rear of the Porsche, so I suggested that Baby Bakler was a bit like a cork and a baby bottle. In that second lap he lost one position and could be in danger of losing another to the Lamborghini. Alabama is now comfortably ahead. In that sixth position incident involving cards 10 and 11 in the initial turn five under investigation, he looks towards the inside line goes 25, that's the uh christopher hauser audi and he squeezes on the inside of Constantine Tereshenko's Mercedes uh tom jiggler was going to say We'll give you where he is back, but he needs to catch up first.
I think everything is on a bicycle now. There you see 87. That's Tarachenko and behind him now is Rob Bell in the McLaren, Joseph Run McLaren. Now let's take another look. At the beginning, here you see Murko, who went a long way from that pole position and all the way to turn one, look who the brave drivers are and as they brake they go into that first left turn, it's more or less our perspective on it. The cars cross the line into turn one and Merco bought a lot, pulling away, it wasn't a very good start, it was a brave thing on the inside, yes it was, but I had to brake a little early because there was a much tighter entrance to the curve. curve that allowed David Rigo to turn on the outside and the Mercedes 88 almost managed to pass too, so some cars were cutting the inside and the exit of the chicane or the s.
You should send the option k this is an s there. go there, there's the first one of those cars and, uh, if you regain a position by doing that, then you'll have to concede it again, so while you might think, didn't I get away with it? Well, no, you didn't come on board with fence. Bachelor running down the first lap, you can see exactly where the Mercedes is and I had to break that up a little early and it allowed the Ferrari swing to run around the outside on board with Bachelor and Luke, well he went out first.
Where did the Lamborghini come from? to make the pop on the inside of the racetrack or not, I couldn't see it from that angle and Bachelor went off the inside of the turn anyway, yeah, all over the sidewalk there and one of the two teams informed others by make some cuts on the curves. the beginning, so you have teams monitoring each other, those drivers didn't go to public schools, you don't hide with your teammates, are you always fair in loving GT racing? Leo Machitsuki is under attack from Rick Brokers recovering after his spin. in the mercedes crazy panda but the mercedes number seven uh we hope to see in the pit lane then paul petite at the wheel of the car through runners through jordan love is behind them in the next mercedes there the number 40 but rick runners after from that spin on the first lap, recovering now continuing with the work, calming down his stint and trying to recover to recover these places that he lost once again.
I'm a bit surprised in previous races here we've had a lot of cars, I mean the field has opened up very quickly compared to other seasons, but look how this gets a bit tidy and testy at the other end of the circuit, a panda bad all the way back, but doing so has opened up an opportunity. oh oh oh well that's one last chance, almost at the barrier on the outside, coming onto the Mistral straight and then of course the Ferrari that was running behind and now looked like it might make a move, had to back off and was The idea should say that it's not the private one, it's the red one that threw me, but it slips, but outside, when it appears on the scene, four cars running side by side is always going to be interesting, since it turned out to be and the racers win a place and they say like alex arka but they were very off the road and they are still off the road arca has gone very far and looks in he tries to get the lamborghini and goes around it but chitsky hit by Jordan Love when he was on his side and that's bad bad news for Barwell's contact and damage.
I think Machinski was losing control at that particular point, a lot of damage to the nose body, so he will make a very quick pit stop. suspension damage it's all cranky and that's not good, that could be the end of that, just confirmation from gemma in the pits, it was a puncture for paul petit number seven, uh, we came back again as we had seen, and still potentially with the body rubbing against the tire, that is why the car lost a lap and is in 44th place. Now there is your leader. Now it was two seconds at the beginning of the lap.
There, right in second place, now look, it's really under attack. Avril is with him in third, he is fourth and those spaces. We are talking about eight tenths between second and third and third and fourth, so there is really nothing to choose in the early stages of the race, still I want to say that the advantage of fracturing is towards the United States, which brought to Lotte whatever those three seconds last week were never able to discover. which was, but it's starting to relax slightly in that battle royale, i think it's going to be very exciting, it's between the two emile freys racing lamborghinis and the 9 and 10 and jack aiken everywhere except around jacob altoid's car , so that width is the santa lock audi is not the only one to do it and you see there at the bottom of the timing tower those who are conflicted because jordan love is still in the pit lane, so is frank bird, so is leo machitsuki and we know it.
Already out of the race is Benji Heidi, so it's been a problematic start for some members of the team. Big disappointment for Barwell in the pro-am battle with 77. Now that we've had Frank Bird in the wars, he was a bit involved. in the benji heitz incident then he had his uh later let's hear from frank with jammer frank obviously the team is still working frantically on the car what's the damage uh right now we have a bent tie rod in the front and also me they hit the rear on the first lap and then before I retired someone spun in turn 11 and then he just rolled back and I clipped the rear so I know where to go so unfortunately we made a good exit, but uh.
Unfortunately, what happened, the team is trying to get back out there, so we'll see what happens. The team working on the 31 hour d2r ohana, let's take another look at this, see where the brush is coming from, right at the Audi in the back. the herd and when it opens up, yes, they pick it up, don't you buy the Lamborghini? And the answer, John, to your question about the Martin Tom chip is that the Falcon Horse team has been invited to race control to take a look at the evidence. He has that race control and that is Abril, who went straight down in turn two.
Wow, well, she'll have to pay all that back. We can't, she can't claim that position and say that being away from the track is something she's going to have to do. accept that he's regressed, you can see he's regressed, so 88 does that, cuts inside because they're up, he's going to have a problem, well maybe he just decided that's the safest way for me to give up my position. He was ahead anyway, so he didn't have to give it back to the Mercedes, but either way it's mysterious that he went so fast so far from the circuit and then returned to the Mistral.
He is me, I must have a problem. Look. You can see that he is losing places and there is also a little smoke, yes, smoke is coming out of the car now, whether it is a deflating tower, a left front, I think the left front has caved in. You can see that he left the main straight. the kind of thing you're looking at in the safety lane and that looks to me like the left front tire is really struggling to keep the car going straight, yeah there are pieces of rubber that are being lifted up, which is rubber on the side of the The race track is now coming into the picture, you can see the rubber is fine, it's just falling apart, so what a mess, look at the tar, it's fine, it's just over two thirds of the way around, you have to be careful not to return too quickly because that tower begins to disintegrate, it mayrequire work on the body and everything else around that front suspension and you don't want to damage the front suspension at the same time as all the other potential body damage, that car had a flat at Monza, don't do it.
Forget it and an early puncture here and you're going to throw strategy out the window because we're still 20 minutes from the end of the first round of stops. Remember there was a bit of carbon fiber in the bodywork at work, but that contact took place a few laps later, maybe it was just a misfortune that it was a bit of carbon fiber that cut into the tower, whatever it was, It's a huge setback for that, yeah, that's, yeah, the Mercedes HRG number four, Mercedes, I mean, there's the moment. lost with the drama, the time lost limping home, the time lost with the damage plus the pit stop, it's something you just can't afford, you can't afford to lose the lead lap in these races and that's what will happen to that car. and other teams will now be absolutely determined to find out as quickly as possible why that happened and Abril comes back into the race, he will try to stay ahead of that Lamborghini to stay on the lead lap and he won't. no one wants to come between the ferrari in second place and that's going to be a predicament, but hey, i think david regal has managed to just and the right man not doing the right thing instead of you being It's awkward because it causes a problem with the car.
It is not a lap test bench. He joined exactly where he was first on the road a lap back, so he joined in front of the gunner behind Regal, but way down, but where he is in the group. The line of cars is exactly where it was before the puncture, so noes ferrari 93, the frog's triumphant queen car, 23rd place is still leading in pro am and this is on board with chris froggett at the moment. Everything seems so that you think it's actually a simulation race or it's real. Everything seems to be in control. to take a second bite at the cherry when he passed the first of those s at the other end of the race track oh chris, a little too much of the right foot maybe what is it that chris survives, he holds on to the moment and this is Oh my goodness, this is an engineering penalty for car 11 closing a collision, passing by penalty car 11 causing a collision and that's the second time it caused the collision. eh right, 88 at the start, this is interesting, so 88 comes from third place at the end of round 26 and I suspect it's coming out of the scrum when everyone enters the air mark, that could be a clever move on the part from akka, yes, and that's why you have to play your cards very close to your chest, no.
Not giving any indication that when people in pit lane say wow, why did they come in too early? Oh, and that will work because they know something that we don't know, they have something that they may be masking and they want to cover it up. with a bit, I don't know, but a brave move to arrive so early, well, we're still eight minutes from the end of the hour, yes, but I think, as I say, they've done this to get out of that crazy fight. They will be slightly different in strategy now just to give themselves a break in the pit lane.
Number two is also on Florian Schulzer, but 88 is the significant one and we'll see where that takes it, I think her. I'll go and stay behind the wheel too, right? I would have thought about it, so I don't know why they want to change what would have been their normal strategy of having each driver do a double stint to get Jules back on the track. Fresh rubber fuel on board if we get back to the ess exit what they call is de la viverriere look at those brick runners inside Chris Frogger does the job for 21st place yeah good clean passing space awarded by Frogger. the Mercedes that you can see on board with the Ferraris at high speed, it gets interesting, Emil Frey puts both cars in the nose to dry them with a towel in the pit lane, I mean stacking your cars twice, I don't know why what the teams do, but obviously the team has made the calls for both drivers to be elsewhere and jack aiken and you know, they literally almost push the back of their sister car now that they stop, the team is going to work against Jack Aiken's car, certainly alternating out of his car, but Jack Aiken will stay, so Norbert Sedler will take over the 163, it will probably be a nobody and I suspect Jack will again do that double season, so both teams of Emil Frey will work hard to try to see if they can achieve it. out there is the battle that finally continues, finally frogger has found a way around the mercedes and he's on the inside coming into the yes and that's a pass he's taken, he just won the big position, position, let's look and see a long time. time frustrated by mercedes number two florian schultz i mean oh my god what was going on in chris froggen's mind so this is a second drama with oliver grutz and he has to stick his elbows out and say look i'm going to pass to look for the message, so I bought a lot at Tom Chick in Asclo In and they effectively did 32 laps because they are on the wrong side of the timing line, so the race lead now goes to David Rigo in the Ferrari 71 , but David hit the BMW Second Old Bamboo hard. third crash, single, fourth and of course that double stacked Lamborghini pit stop has now made Marcus Finkelok able to race at his own pace which is very important but of course he will have to enter the next few moments, so I hope to see 63.
I've made a driver change Marco Mapelli takes over It's interesting that they chose to change drivers and I wonder if that's because well, I don't know why I can't. I can't think of a reason, but I hope we can. We will soon find out thanks to Merco Portolotti. Tell us the story of Merkel when this run-eater comes in and also David Pittard, who's in Old Bamber, he's in uh, Klaus Battler, he's in Marcus Finkelhock, he's in Kobledegar, and Sean wins everything in the end. 33 laps and we understand that Louis Mackiel's Ferrari had contact, it's a damaged radiator and the race was over for the car, so it was contact with 77, the Leo Chitsky uh Lamborghini, what if that's the case?
It must have been a developing problem because it was many, many laps ago that Machitsu was last on the track, but either way we 52 understand from the general that the pit lane is out with a damaged radiator the BMW falcon horse towards us all the queue of cars leaving uh david pizzard stays behind the wheel there is the ferrari davidi regal stays behind the wheel but loses, yes adidas, that will be painful for the ferrari team if he loses in that position during a pit stop and, having enjoyed momentarily from the lead of the race, in his pursuit of america portland he was driving in the distance now he is going to come out behind the BMW, we know that the BMW has a really good straight line speed, if not the fastest, in fact, it was that BMW the fastest overall, let me walk straight, so by david rigo, well, there's still a long way to go, just under the remaining five hours of this race, so at the end of the lap, let's check which one is the order in which they go through the timing line so that at the end of those 34 mapelli lead the way so that The car maintains the advantage and I would tell you that it has gained a huge amount of time, but the second look is David Pittard in the third Davidi's BMW regatta.
Running fourth behind him is Martin Tomczyk. Bamba is fifth and is in sixth place in July, but he is eighth. -second advantage now mapeli has over pittard bmw approaching the ferrari coming down the straight he's going to run towards it he's going to have to leave he's trying to make his way inside he's coming wow look at the ferrari but there's this Battle here directly behind it so that the BMW moved ahead. Ferrari had to give in when entering the scene. Interesting, isn't it? Both the BMW looks very strong in second and third place, now Pitard at the top, look, there is my movie in the lead, trying hard to try to build that gap. david pittard, who is still doing a great job even though nine seconds is now the margin, tom girl is behind on the third attempt to solve duncan cameron, now this is how tom girl managed, so ferrari has us forced to stay in he left because there you see the BMW, I mean what Davide remade, he doesn't want to give up that position, but he thought he was wiser, right, you're on board with your heart in your ankle, now this is the move, big move, started the race at the start of the straight use the slipstream finley hutchison totally unable to do anything to prevent christian engelhardt from taking that spot he really has been what can you do hovered over the right side of the track to do it a little more difficult but Engelhardt had the Growl when it mattered, the Porsche hits the Audi and Engelhardt will be happy to clarify that it is a car that 26 Hardy was a competitive car, one that under normal circumstances would not be so easy to clean.
Come on, letigo, doing a good job, as David pointed out. on that one one four jack aitken then keep fighting he's got the porsche having worked through that little package and in the back no more than seedler so uh christian engelhart here then while the inside goes jack eight kid and now he's moving further away beyond finley hutchison yes i think to be fair we are seeing jack aiken being able to deal with the driver change in the 26 id more comfortably i mean he was certainly being forced jack aiken was under pressure from marcus finkelhock , so Clearly, in Santa Barbara they understood that double stacking is never an easy way to turn cars, so they want the Lamborghini 114 off Highway 26, which is where they were before that pit stop.
What's going on here? Ferrari, where is it? Has he come off that back tower again? It looks like this time it's a right rear, of course, let's look and see what's going on here, come on, oh wow, what caused that? With that you can't get further off the court and he always hit. the barrier you have to go a little to find the barrier there that is cameron now the mercedes number two which is now oliver grotz 32 is the next car that david pittard has to pass and he crosses it easily unlike chris frogger of the world who took a age to get ahead, so the car is done and trying to get away from Tom Chick as they approach Sam Bone, so as we work on that 43, Tom Chick gets a bit of a squeeze, that Mercedes is a annoying thing, isn't it? it moves a lot but Tom checks that Jackson will be a little more patient, he'll get a draft, he's got a straight line advantage over the Mercedes, you can see it's coming, it's coming, it's going to go down the right side down. the street, so it has positions on the track now going up at the exit gaining positions, okay, so that's the frog Ferrari, the sky 10, the entrance of annoying 93 passes well, that's been well researched, right is that so?
Because the first lap of the race was approximately 20 minutes ago but they looked at it and there is the car and a penalty is coming. Well, that's what we called it when we saw the aboard, just wondering, it didn't look like the Aston, which was cited as a possible cause. It seemed to me that it took four forces, well, here we go on board, there is no one really near the Ferrari, the gears go down, the brakes turn but they just come out and go up inside and no, but there is no contact. There's no real measure of force involved and that's the penalty, the penalty, well, Christian Engelhart knows exactly what to do in the Porsche, knows exactly how to win races, fight battles, got out of the race, cut back, Jack Aitken dives on the inside. and that was a bold pass, but a really good one, so jack aiken was the seventh winner two years ago at silverstone of the sunday morning formula two race on grand prix day, but now he's part of the family gt and you can see why there are great races, really good movement and luca schultz. just returned to pit lane in number four so number four mercedes is out of sequence due to a previous target, there it is, it's in pit lane while the top girl makes her move for second place on the inside and keep going, yeah, and me. i think it was a good move on pittard's part, he said he's probably trying to come back, he's not trying to come back, that's right, more or less, that's the line the tom check marginally compromised him on the start, but Tom Check has actually been the faster of the two BMWs in the last few laps and now that that has become clear I wonder how quickly he can pull away and the difference between what is now Tom Check in second place and the leader of the race is just over eight and a half seconds. now there is david peter trying to pass alexander west who of course is rushing to drive his own race briefly on the line david pittard needed but now he clears the aston and now davide regal is the next man to try to find a I walk by number four.
Mercedes fell behind, of course, 29. Now Lucas Dalton left that lead lap and keep an eye out for 88. Your gun in 63 of his 65 minutes is over. He has to be in this time because if we look at this lap more, we will overturn him. Both BMWs are coming in and there is guna and I think it isdisconnected, so this is the end of lap 59 for him, which gets him pretty much back to where he should be in terms of the numbers that are done with the fuel, so both BMWs. He stayed on the track, but it's sixth place. 88 Mercedes arrive, so again they are not synchronized, but as you pointed out, David, it is not necessarily because they need to put on more fuel or new tires, but they certainly will.
Who will do it? Taking over the '88, one would assume they'd keep that car. It will be Danny Youngadilla because a very helpful diary had already activated the little transponder switch as he was coming down the pit lane to the next driver, so John was. uh, looking to take a look at the strategy, if the drivers are doing double stints, you have to assume that now maybe your cadella could do a single stint and then you put Rafael Marcelo, it's not yet closed that the 88 does double stints. for each of the three drivers, but look at this, on top of the Porsche, right at the back of the Aston Martin when they come and the can lifts up, no, it won't be able to make it and there's no room inside, it's a bit. too late to try to move, so they come into the picture and i would have seen them coming, so you're on board with david regan, he's fourth, four tenths of a second behind david pittard, as he pulls away from gadaya down the pit lane. then of course it falls as a result of that pit stop one minute twenty eight nine seven seven the pit stop time which is the pit in line with the pit start line oh oh that's the angle of the heart it sounds like a spin will start again and where was all that, it's very strange coming out of the first chicane, isn't it?
I'm just trying to understand that's going down, yeah, oh, right away, what is that? What the hell are we doing there? There is another tire drama like April. From the beginning I couldn't slow down the car, so all the tires break, so this is the first incident and there is a spin, a suspension maybe it was the Ferrari involved and that damaged the right rear suspension, it's because that the tracking could have been out. and there's the BMW 35 that was in second place, so Tom Check comes out having had a pretty stellar stint behind the wheel.
Let's get back to this battle. This is the battle for second place. Jack Eight Kid and Coleman just did some personal damage. best lap, how many laps could Jack do eight of the one, four, which he entered on lap 64? So, it was 33. Pretty good, so I guess in that Lamborghini 114 we will see La Palin enter it because it would stop Arthur Rousseau if they are going to do a double stint for all the drivers. There is the BMW 35 going down to the pits. lane joshua mclaren comes in ollie wilkinson behind the wheel and you're right lloyd, he's the one behind the wheel so thomas takes over and now everything feels a little different doesn't it? because it's still light, but the sun has gone and paul rickard is starting to feel a little different and look at david pittard, suddenly he's done his best in the middle sector like he did at the end of his first stint. he is doing an excellent job as he goes along.
The end of his second stint is strange sometimes where these times come from, yes, I mean, the sabotage has lasted almost a full hour, in fact, maybe a little more than an hour and there he is setting the fastest sector time fast of any leader, so my movie. arrives at the end of lap 64. Then another 32 laps were made from the leading car, so the driver change is taking place, so Marco Marpelli excellent stint of the Italian driver Andrea, the team, effectively, the boss of the team and the main driver. I could say I don't know much, America reports a lot of things that I would agree with, but certainly a really great group of super team drivers and they worked to bring this car to its competitive peak for most of last night and I found it and they have the car where we saw them early and that year 2019, this car was never out of the loot, they won everything that was available to win behind the wheel, man who was impressive this morning and in qualifying in the fastest time.
In Q3 and there was a pretty dominant qualifying from the entire line-up of 63 drivers, I think they were dominant in two of the three periods we had, so the 71 iron link Ferrari is rumbling in the pit lane and we will need a couple of laps to All this to clean up and see where everyone is, so there's the BMW 35 entering the pit lane and the Ferrari still, where is it in the pit lane? The BMW comes and back to the appearance, the 34 has been ahead of the 35. So, 71 Ahead of the 35 also yes, I don't think it was Neubauer's fastest start.
I think that's part of the problem as much as pit stop time and there are 25 in conflict that have had a good rotation, that has to be Alexander Kuno. yeah, and that cost him a couple of spots, so if not more, he's 22nd, how did he get there? There was an assist, I think there was something wrong and Santa Locke Chaminade is giving Isla a hard time. Whitman is a bit stuck. traffic, but we could have a change for third place imminently, right? Because there Matthew Gemini is waiting in line to try the interior of Calami Island.
Has he passed by the elbows? Ireland goes off the road. preservation I think they get out of the way and give him space, but the Ferrari is fast enough to fight back because Ireland has the inside line for the next corner. Gemini is absolutely up to him, they almost brush him to turn one who has the biggest, who is going to break later. Chaminade breaks late and makes a great pass on the turn. He had the ability to do it because he is in the racing line. I had to leave a little earlier because he would have been compromised at the start, but. is coming back to this, says again that the Porsche just got a better position on the track, looks at the rear of the car dancing around one side and then the other, so the overtake was made, it was a big risk to pass the last bend, Ireland.
Suddenly, if he needed to be excited, this has him excited, what can he do with a Porsche? Straight line performance is probably slightly in favor of the Porsche, that timing is probably more in favor of the Ferrari, but there really isn't much to choose from. 63, that's Calderelli and he is heading once again towards Virage Dupont, but this time there is a lot of traffic on the road, yes, but he is currently no less than 12 seconds ahead of second place, BMW, we have a slow Mercedes on the clue. I'm told it's number two, that's the bright yellow car that was in conflict earlier with Florian Schulzer is behind the wheel, there's the corner he missed, so he's wandering around the middle of the track trying in vain to get out of the way to do the right thing coming back slowly is the right rear look there's not much rubber left I just hope it didn't hit the rear suspension I mean no wonder I had a hard time keeping the car on the track and I mean , I don't know what, I'm not asking myself to comment on all these Mercedes tires.
I'm trying to be generous with you, you know Pirelli and assume it's all to do with bits and whatnot on the track, but it's unusual to see Mercedes-Benz in general having so many problems that it's back to pit lane and I'm afraid that the great world Ramos has returned to the pit lane with the Lamborghini Barwell and Gemini ahead of Bitman. It is now in second place, so the Porsche is becoming more and more competitive. Isn't that an increasing threat as the race progresses? It may coincide with the fact that we are approaching the first light of the evening. and track again, maybe coming more to the porsche, certainly colder air will always help an engine with naturally higher power, probably more than a turbocharged engine, porsche flat six, four liters and uh, so Gemini has a period excellent first, avoiding the calamari, now running for the BMW. in second place, since eyelet is now facing, what can he do with the now third place, marco beatman's BMW?
Well, vanderlinder is rushing and also there, inside the traffic, goes the limpet line and the car they are trying to turn around is that a brendan arib and towards the timing line they will now come with that look the right audi in the queue they pass through the pits so 32 kelvin van der linde knife console the upper clothing is eighth the lamborghini stays ahead paul Over the years, Rickard has not been the kindest of circuits to the Audi and the old joke It used to be that Audis would never do well here because they didn't want to be hit with a bunch of bop settings for the 24 hour spa. but right now 32 is making good progress because the pace of the car looks good and Van der Linde is certainly lagging behind now oh yeah I mean I love watching Kelvin instead of driving a race car because it injects excitement into his driving. style, so I probably have a race car, which is not, I mean the cynical view, so I would already say that we didn't have a really good performance in Puerto Rico because we want a really beneficial balance, you know, how do you calls? of performance for spa, i think the car, some cars handle some circuits better than others and it may be that the audi is not as suitable as other brands in the field, but he is going to make a move, can he do something? with the lambo it's going to be tight and bent, it's got a long side and he's done it well, good move by Kelvin, that brave guy also went up to the liner back senior didn't turn around and play dead for him, right ?
He made him work for that and line up the laps in his first season of racing at this level, doing a good job, so Vanderlinder moves up to weight and let's take a look here on board with Shankar Daya. Oh, you better tap the shoulder, that was Noibar. Wasn't he getting involved with traffic? Oh, here we go to the outside, where the audio appeared. The BMW just forced him out wide. Oh, what an absolutely Nazi shot. Oh, that's Swedish, that's absolutely beautiful on the front. way has now also been declared a retirement for the race after his damage, so that's another missing one, so here we go yonkadella slides in next to number two and prays for the line into the corner, which I think is He has earned it quite a bit by merit.
So it's a pretty easy overtaking by young Cadella, yes he is sick. Look how the rubber is kicked. Sixth baby. Remember that it was a car that was delayed in the first stint due to a tar problem. 26 laps were made before that car entered. with a flat tire that's why it's a little further down the order and that's your best mercedes okay this is the view of cairoli you're on board with the porsche it had a spin earlier and cairoli is about to do his movement against a constant line and now inside towards the senior there is a gap and that should give matteo cairoli the ninth job done why didn't lavalina stay on the inside on the way to the scene? carolee there is no way she could have gone around the outside which could have been marginally on the wrong foot going down towards the busay, but anyway she went left, opened the door for Corona to walk straight through and there, with the Elbows, Max Huffer tries to climb back inside Clemen Schmidt.
This is for the position. it's for 20th place, it's both Carl running in the silver cup and Matt Offer, new to the team, aims to leave a point and has come back through brave things, bold things, yeah, look, I mean, Clemens Schmidt went very, very wide now he's trying to come back. In the run to these last two corners, is he going to try to do long laps around the sides of Indonesia? He doesn't have the Audi here which seems to have slightly better overall grip than Clement Schmidt in the Lamborghini and has now regained that position. drive-through penalty to cut 30 causing a collision with car 25. in gulf time we saw that against alexander kunio we did not do it, so drive-through penalty for ben goerter that is confirmed by the race director who is you can listen with the communication system he is able to update us on penalties as the race goes on oh 88 that's yonkidaya and he's on lap 92 then he's absolutely on target so that's another 33 laps completed so It looks like yukadaya has stayed on board, we certainly have.
I haven't seen that transponder change so Rafale Marcelo will be the man doing the last two hours so the car should now go to lap 125 everything is fine and Chaminae arrived relatively early because that car should have been able to go up turn 99 and arrive at the end of that 96. Now, why is it a little earlier stop? Because I think Xiaomi had pushed very, very hard in that first stint and maybe just used a fraction more fuel than the team would have used. calculated before, the other way around, andrea calderelli, you can do something called slide and run, just take off maybe a second or half a second before the final limit for the corner and that's also a great way to save extra fuel on a lap additional fuel, so when you have that comfortable advantage and you can control it if you cantake off a little earlier and sometimes you might even lower your maximum rpm just to buy 500 or so, assuming the onboard computers allow you to do so.
I am impressed with Calderelli because he goes much further in this period, but he has to come in this time, he has done 63 minutes and then he opens up, he has to go to the right, Calderelli comes in and that is going to be it. Only about 64 minutes, I think when he crosses the pit lane, I would say it was a very smart period of driving by Andrea Calderelli because he managed to go a little bit further in his fuel allocation, so it's a driver change and one is. assuming the mercury will come back in and that's what you could do if you're in control of the race lead, so like I say, it's been a 34 lap spin, which is really good and again, part of it maybe be As the race progresses, the teams become a little happier with the data, they know what to expect from the current, they can push it a little further quite often, the team will make a slightly shorter first hit through Aleppo, so that to be sure. just to recover the data of the incident under investigation, so another incident to investigate since the 1930s racing control car was in the wars, wasn't it?
Passing the butcher's junior BMW and racing into the Aston Martin, Johnny Adam behind the wheel. Still or is it, did the driver change? uh, it should still be Johnny, yeah, he's still second in the class. Remember that earlier incident where we had the Porsche Engelhardt spinning and we wondered if 51 was involved in that because they were together on the circuit or closed. in the second one, which is being analyzed and is now under investigation, apparently a little more evidence has come to light and we also have another drama, uh, number two, which is the bright yellow floor of the mercedes, so the number 30, the audi wrt, which is gerter's car, does not have to go to the race director and that is a battered bmw is that number 10 is it is jens liebhauser now is that his body or is it after the machita that is behind The magician's car has been there for the last three and a half well, well, whatever it is, yeah, about three, yeah, three and a half hours, well, that car doesn't want to stay there, does it, and this could be ours first.
Oh, it was that synchronized contact pirouetting between the two Mercedes and the number 10 boots. The engineer and I think it has a left rear tower, so they may need a recovery vehicle. The right front actually looks like it has suffered most of the damage, so the car will almost certainly make it to pit lane and do some sort of repair. but now let's catch up on bmw matters sheldon van der linde is with gemma in pit lane sheldon things seem to be going very well as we speak at the moment it has been a relatively problem free race and the gap between you and the second and The first ones seem to be quite consistent.
Oh absolutely, I mean we are very happy with all the calls. For me this weekend I have to say we really didn't expect the weekend to come. Bonza was very difficult for us personally, we had a lot of punctures and I think everyone suffered from it in that race, but just to be competitive here again being on top. five feels really good again and shows that the car is still capable of getting good results no matter how old it is, so yeah, I think the goal now is just to stay out of trouble and really save it for the last two hours, um, that's it. where we really put the accelerator on, okay, thank you very much, yes, thank you, yes, of course, you have this internet battle between the back end of the Liblar brothers.
Sheldon's car is at third kelvin, it's seventh, since, uh, over the timeline it gets beefy, who just lost? Hasn't Calvin Vandalinder snuck up on him and passed him into the top six, so instead of moving on, Juncker has just lost a spot to the South African? Yes, he's been doing it, he's been on that charge, I should say for several laps. that was running through yonkadela, so it took away that top six position from what would have been the leader and is still the leading mercedes-benz, so so far it turned out that this is not a race for a mercedes that will be , say, on the podium, yes, I mean 88 to mark the best place again, it's just another place, I think Nielsen threw 51, look at the Ferrari, but this is a car that lost ground from the beginning with a puncture and, although he has been in the tail of the leaders. he just hasn't been able to gain places and now Juncker is losing places two places effectively in the laboratory, what is happening here again?
Well they got away with it a little bit, I mean what do you call that skill where drivers slide their car or drift drift that would be a high score drift, I'm not sure about getting back together and let's go to the full yellow route, to the full yellow route in 10 seconds, you see the boards and we are going to go to the full yellow route here in paul ricard now it is because it is a car that has now stopped, we have turned to yellow full and the car is slow on the track is the message on the screens for car 2, but like I said, if it had been a slide and he caught it he would have walked away, the fact that the car is slow again suggests that there is 22 in pit lane, huh, but it's more than just a driver making a mistake, you know where I'm going with this sentence about why the car made a mistake.
Sideways now, this absolutely throws the pit lane strategy through the wall and look at this, the pit lane has suddenly come to life so throw your cup of coffee through those giggle bars or whatever you're eating to maintain your energy levels. There is a recovery vehicle above and can we see what car it is? It doesn't look yellow to me. Oh, indeed it is. We just couldn't see the smoke coming from the left side. I wonder if it was liquid. that came to the left here when I said drift, a perfect drift, maybe it was something that, uh, oil or water or some kind of liquid came to the left side and that was the reason why all that steam that was coming from the left side of the car would certainly indicate that there is a fluid leak of some description, so we have just over two hours until our first interruption of the procedure with this complete tour in yellow and if it is a car that needs to be recovered, since there are 22 back in the race, I would offer that this is going to go to a Campbell safety car behind the wheel, yes, Matt Cambodia 22.
Now there are more cars with conflicts, oh dear, and if you understand it, it's actually complete, yes , it matters little at this moment, but if you are stuck. Behind that, it's a very slow lap to the pit lane, going 63 to 71 and also comes the Ferrari Calamari at the end of lap 122. So who is behind the wheel is it still Marco Portalatti or do I know it's not just Andrea ? He's had this chamois and an interesting massage, come on, that's interesting, they've overlooked my penis for the moment, yes, for the minute, so my penny will do the last minute safety car procedure, the car procedure security, so yeah, it's a very short security.
It's the car's time to get things back on track, so the race control team is trying to keep the race flowing as best they can to correct the race order. Calder Alley leads the Van der Linde BMW back to second place and then the Porsche that came in a lap ahead. In fact, he has lost a place, so Andrea can no longer. He'll make it when he comes out of that final turn and it might slow him down a bit, although if he already decided to go, I can't believe he would have done it so early. the lap so whitman has what two cars are not the green board van der linde has two cars between him and look who is directly behind the race leader when they pass the timing line because there is the number 30 audi, like this which is therefore the first of the cars that, if you like outside the lead lap, james paul passes, so the 34 is sheldon van der linde and he is in a hurry to get through the traffic before andrade calderelli escapes down the road and while doing so. that too matt campbell needs to get through traffic and absolutely matt campbell will be the one to realize that you know all the good work done by matthew germany has not been wasted and it was certainly lost in pit lane there is antonio's ferrari, it is the Porsche in third place so the bfw looks like next in line to me for Matt Campbell to come up and try to take back second place so right now we have the 12 leaders on the lead lap and we have an hour and 50 to go minutes to reach the Mistral straight once again, so Calderelli led the senior by 1.3 seconds and they pulled away from Sheldon Van der Linde, but Campbell is a little faster than the BMW, so second place is where The attention will be, first of all, to see how long it takes for Campbell to try to find a way and manage to pass that BMW in order to be released and change the leader of the race.
Well, it will be a gift that Sheldon Vanderlinder is guaranteed. With what was one hour and 49 minutes in this race, well, without a doubt, the pace he showed in qualifying practice gave Matt Campbell a pretty difficult time. There is Antonio Fuerco, winner of the single-seater race in formula three, the European series in a two-seater GP3. level and then to gt cars part of the ferrari driver academy uh right, we are going to catch up with marco porter lottie, so he just got out of the lead car and he is with gemma, welcome, we have seen that you have a very, very strong period , the car has been working very well throughout the race and it seems to be still strong.
Do you think the Porsche is putting pressure on it? The rest is going perfectly so far. No complaints. The team is doing a great job. We had no problems, so everything is still working. I think there's two hours left so it's a long way to go, but everyone is definitely pushing, everyone wants to win the race and obviously we're doing very well here in the team this year, having led pretty much every lap you've turned on. Yes, but at the end of the day the result counts, so it doesn't matter how many laps you lead, what counts is a result.
So far it's been good from that standpoint, but we need to get it home and then I'll do it. Be happy, thank you very much Michael, the safety car restart is under investigation because there may be one or two people with a little enthusiasm, you cannot overtake until you reach the timing line, one or two may have contravened that regulation and Murko . He brought Lottie in saying that everything is going according to plan, but without explaining why he was wasting time and that's a good move to get Cal ready to pass, but he goes off track in the process.
Oh, the BMW and the Porsche and now the Ferrari, almost this one. BMW runs wide to the right to try and break up the two, you can see them weaving around BMW Porsche. Matt Campbell will go inside even though he's not in a position to do so, but clearly Sheldon Van der Linde is getting enough. He worries about having to be a little more mobile. He comes down the street. The lights flash from Vandalinder towards traffic to simply warn them of his progress because he needs to clear them as quickly as possible. He has Campbell breathing down his neck. and they are in fourth place antonio furoko now what's up with van gaal's drinks pace behind van4 again due to traffic not as fast as he needed to be within a lap but don't rule out the audi being around the outside of the rear markers try to destroy the Ferrari number 11, it moves out of the way.
Vandalinder commits to the inside line when he reaches the east trail. Campbell is right there behind him. Concentrate almost with him too. Second third Fourth. Yes, and Vanderlinder got it. compromised at the entrance to the straight due to the ferrari now matt campbell the opportunity of the season the bmw still had that great performance in a straight line which is the salvation for the rear view there is movement and traffic so the ferrari also passes and is seen the porsche chirps out of the corner tension look at the ferrari now almost under the rear wing of matt campbell's porsche take away those seconds lost in the pits that car will be in the lead so there will be a certain amount of trepidation in gpx now christopher meese is in the 17th place and yet john is simply the best first sector of anyone in the race on his 135th lap or carl's 135th lap he is a little star i must say he is the pro. professional racing driver impressive performance to do that in this phase just under an hour and a half of race left there second third fourth crossing the line that moment of tension when they laughed one of the Ferraris behind has passed through what the gaps are Now, let's more or less go back to the times we saw earlier in this final, this is the penultimate period, not the last period, so 22 is running third, Matt Campbell's Porsche, uh, the Bamba, did the first period and he's in the pits with Gemma right now.
Oh, the Porsche has been running incredibly well. You had a moment at the pit stop. What happened? Yeah, I mean, everything was looking good for us,but unfortunately the Audi behind us was on the bomb so we had to go further and the boys had to do it. to go back um so we lost about eight seconds according to the regular guys at coventry box um so yeah we lost a place to BMW and we're stuck behind at the moment we've got better pace and I think. We have something to challenge the lambo if we can clear them.
They're pretty fast in a straight line, so we can't pass. Hopefully we can do something about the traffic and we'll be in the game. Did you mention to me a little bit before starting the interview that you think you still have a wild card to play? I think we can still have a wild card. Stop. I'd have to check with the guys, I mean, maybe the comic book guys. The books probably aren't any better than me, but I think we do. Yeah, there might be a little bit of development still and there's also this rain in the air that I think I've heard there might be around the last 40 minutes, so.
Oh really, that's what they told me, so this could get really interesting in the final last stint. I think it's, you know, everything is at stake for everyone, there's still one more stop, so, you know, like we saw with the championship last year. Everything can change in the last hour, so we'll keep our fingers crossed all weekend, but the guys at gpx have done a great job. Do you know if we can get on the podium after our first race weekend and Monza didn't score points? It will be a great start to our championship. Well, thank you very much, let's see if all your predictions come true.
So 22 has a wild card pit stop. The wild card pit stop allows you to be one second under the regulation time, which is 41. docking seconds, uh, so you're allowed a wild card pit stop, uh, so there's something that could bring them back , but the real interest that Earl offered there was part of the explanation for the waste of time that was locked up, but the rain in the air did not know. about that good old stuff, but we had no indication that there would be rain in the air, of course the teams have their pit lane radar and can monitor what the weather patterns will be at the moment.
With 144 and a personal best in the first sector from Matt Campbell, he is taking just under two tenths off Calderelli, so this is what Al Bamba hoped that if they could clean up the BMW they could return to racing, Teemo Block passes to seventh place there with christian. engelhardt eighth behind him fred vervice knife tells you that security killer came at the right time wasn't it to bring that leading line back into a good fight for the remaining stint and a half of the race? Well, you would say that. If you're anyone except Andrea, actually, but that's a rude race, I mean, these are endurance races, do you expect that at some point, I mean, last year, how many safety cars with full yellow flags did we have and that?
Was in the first hour a reminder of what it is? tomorrow goes with silver cap druid for akka asp actually this is a challenge, in real terms, the best of the mercedes, it is not the best located, but it is the one that has had the least dramas and, in reality, it is off target to win something, he is leading the silver cup. second in the silver cup, Ricardo Fella driving the Emma Frey competing with the number 14 Lamborghini, he has taken it from Ralphie Nikon and Alex Fontana and this is the number 19 with some brutality, Phil Keane getting behind was that Simon.
Riker Audi up front, yeah Phil Keane doesn't do stuff like that so I can only assume the slower car in front overtook him by braking early because Phil Keane is not a dirty aggressive driver, no he's not, and I mean again when you come. Dealing with cars that are a little slower than you are capable of going. These situations can sometimes arise, hopefully it won't be considered worthy of investigation, but because the car spun around, they will look at it, so above the hill come to look at the identification. Wow, I mean, those are awesome pictures, oh the toes.
So Angle Heart rushes in the dynamic motorsport Porsche, the Monza winning car spins from the start and let's take a look at exactly what happened earlier in the lap, so Engelhardt went through the inside of Glock, things compromised, I mean, that was it. a little cheeky move there was nothing left in terms of the glock team it had been a bit difficult i could have squeezed the porsche and then of course both cars would have been affected but again yes at some point you have to concede instead oh, where is that? all about matt campbell no, that was anger, whatever the reason, it was still 21 degrees celsius so the atmosphere is reasonably good, I wonder what the track temperature is, how much has albert costa dropped to ninth rafaeli martial to the tenth while teemo glock is fading and off the road. there goes 163, that's albert costa and he went ahead of the porsche now he was surely gaining an advantage, I absolutely have to give it back, otherwise you will be penalized and he has given it back yes, I mean, he felt compromised at the entrance, like that who made the inside cut but of course I knew that by doing so I would have to give him that place immediately behind, there is the leader of the race, but Matt Campbell should be in this time because he has already finished 64 minutes, yes, so that car has to be on this lap there it's in traffic no that's 54 excuse me wrong Porsche that's the car at an angle they're flashing through the shot it was Campbell yeah so anyone comes and so Therefore, that car will now be able to reach the end.
He will do a second stint and depending on how good the stop is, they could even overtake the leader. What might be interesting here is to focus on the pit stop for 22. It's being held up a bit in the hole placed there by the Aston. martin but are they going to put a full set of tires or just two and come on he says to one five nine get out of the way because they asked and put on the brakes to turn in a spit box and I almost didn't do it I know if there was a slight contact or not, like this I thought the run hitter came in now, that's too early.
That is interesting. Calderelli arrives much earlier than he had anticipated to give Marco Mapelli maximum time in the car for the two cars to race against each other. Let's try to stay on that Porsche shot and see what the four corners are going to change. Yes, they are, so it's a full set of boots for 22. And now it's a race between the 63 accountants. Yeah, and oh, get the car. Take it out of the Porsche Jacks much further down the pit lane and what's the point in cleaning to make sure the air intakes at the front of the Porsche are clean.
We are still waiting for the Lamborghini to come down, it should be coming there. it's so the horses are still on the jacks and the lambos there we go now we roll the porsche doesn't have to go very far before it can go full throttle while the lambie was the first garage in the pit lane so the gap probably between the pit time of the leader and the second base car for the Lamborghini is one minute, 24.6. I wonder what it was for the Porsche, it wasn't as fast as 124. Not good so another second was lost but interestingly that Lamborghini came after a period of 30 laps and 31 laps for the Porsche so Andrea Calderón He chose to give the car to Mapelli.
Matt Campbell is the starter. Yes, he's been gone for over an hour. He knows the condition that Mapele is getting back into when going out on a dark track, but he handed it over to Andrea Calari. It was dark but not at the level we are at now Mapele will need that first lap just to find himself again 71 Ferrari Antonio Fuoko on the line that car is leading at the moment but it has damage I saw sparks coming out of it Look, it has a lot of damage on the rear now what happened there was because of a bat marker or the battle with Sheldon Vanderlinder, who comes to pit lane, but look at the back of the 71, that's not pretty, no and that's going to be a pit stop.
Not only does it have to go in anyway, but that's more than that, it's a push back into the garage, there's a BMW with no indication around the front of the car, well, let's take a look and see if we can see anything further. I don't know what happened to the Ferrari, the left rear corner has been labeled okay, that was a rear marker or if it was being a bonus on the slightly ajar BMW, the hood is slightly adjusted, you can see the left side, yes. How have you been contacted? A little proud that they might as well stand and look at the car in front of the BMW.
That's exactly what you don't need because they're going to have to drop it and then do a two-and-two pitch job to get around the arm. mclaren move to the ground I'm not sure they're going to return the BMW to the garage it's a long stop right? It's been in for a minute 19 20 21 seconds they're cleaning out the garage I think I might have done it to push it in so whatever the problem is with the hood they can't fix it a little late let's try to rebuild this. This agrees with Fuoko and he climbs inside and runs through it and maybe as he found himself. the front that was the contact yes the damage to the ferrari is having less effect than the damage to the bm the vms have a long pit stop and have not yet attacked the rear body work, carry on you are strong do it. pull no, no, no, no, get some mock cutouts, they'll put some duct tape on it, better get some gorilla tape, good luck with that, but look at that, I mean it's hanging off the back of the car.
I will send it well cut and closed literally if that tape holds until the end of the race, well the gap is 1.39 seconds now between the top two. Campbell is moving up the order and Rafari March Yellow just moved back up to seventh as well. So 88 Mercedes is benefiting a little from other people having late race dramas, the two that actually lost one on pace and one on a slow pit stop with the two Falcon Horse BMWs because after having been in the pointed end all day. Now we are only in 12th and 13th place, that's a big drop, yes, so in the pits comes the Porsche Hiroshima Gucci 58, yes, 56, which is still leading here in the pro am contest.
Behind me is Alessandra Pierguini, who is the fifth place car with a flashing light to tell me. Hiroshima out of the way please, I'm faster. I'm on the lead lap. Not you, so let me buy Sheldon van der Linde back to 11th while he moves up in the BMW. There are 47 minutes left. Paul Recar. The teams watch. That's where the Porsche GPX team is, in theory, all the mechanics have done their bit, now there shouldn't be another pit stop, so the gap between these two cars that are approaching on lap 170 until that Campbell has a small look that rises. the headlights on the mirrors or the camera, whatever, it's 0.263 of a second and then when they crossed the line, it's already been 159 laps, now mapeli is in the lead, but under massive pressure he has to be a sponge for 42 minutes and Try to soak up all that pressure, but that's easier said than done, so again, Matt Campbell needs a good solid run around this section to try and get under the null test.
Can he do it? He's almost there. He is under the rear wing, which is moving. to be the fastest car you have the grunt of the porsche you have the aerodynamic lamborghini on the meestrel straight now look campbell up the curb he can do it this time he's well placed it's just a matter of he needs to get to the side before they enter the breakout zone before they start to commit to entering the scene he goes to the side now he has the momentum what is my penny doing? Look at the pair of themselves pocketing their pennies, I literally think they stood up.
I accelerated and allowed the Porsche to pass, so boy, Matt Campbell's pressure has worked. Marco Marpelli is the first to blink. There is the reaction. Wow, that's a nice pinch and tuck coming down the street, but that's it. The ball deflects, that's the Lamborghini. get next to each other two cars collide and the damage would be damage to the porsche that campbell was that momentary loss of concentration oh my hearts are memorized in the minute yes, but what damage is that done because certainly there was contact between the two is that done for a tire in the porsche perhaps it was a noticeable friction and campbell, after having worked so hard to extend the lead, beauce went too far and the contact between the lamborghini and the porsche went over the line, the leaders of the race are three tenths of a second and mappelli is back in front campbell has to do it all again but look, fuoco is right about them seven tenths cover the top three exactly he couldn't get out fast enough so it was a three way battle for the lead this race the porsche all over the back of the lamborghini the ferrari just enjoys watching what happens ahead having seen what happened in lucas he thinks i don't need to attack these two they are going to face each other so once again look how close they are porsche could reach the back of the lamborghini, it must haveBe careful here because this is the beginning of hitting the road, you don't need to let the lamborghini get any advantage because they passed you once the pelle is not going to offer it as easy any more times with the 39 minutes left and campbell can't afford the luxury of sitting there because closing and closing quickly campbell did it here alappa go, does he have the speed this time he apparently got away with that contact without any damage? he stops towards the outside line he is running out of straight but he has done it again he has gone around the outside he can get the line for the corner yes yes yes cambodia has taken the lead again now matt, don't go deep into bosse this time can I can't afford another mistake.
The second is Mappelli, who now becomes the cushion to keep Foco at bay and let the Porsche escape down the road and this time he has the almost correct line. Yes, Campbell comes out of Bosse in the lead. You said he got the line. right was still a little too far for me right to left the car wobbled a little but this time he didn't lose the advantage he had he worked hard to overtake the lamborghini he did it consecutively in two laps marpelli did everything fairly and cleanly there was a race between two professional drivers, but now there is the danger of appealing to the Ferrari, which is capable of running at the pace of these two leading cars if it feels like it has the opportunity to overtake. penalty being able to maintain second place incident between cars 63 and 22 in turn 11 under investigation, so the movement of the race lead in turn 11 is being analyzed, so when the lamborghini overtook again with that little brush coming out on both sides a couple of laps back, the incident that put 63 back in the lead is being examined by race control, why don't we take another look at all of this so that Campbell getting the race lead came out of last year and then he got too involved in beauce's work, yes, yoga? he ran he ran around the perimeter of the curve the lamborghini did the right thing he dived on the inside of course now he's prepared to concede so the lamborghini took the curve the porsche was trying to dive on the outside look how far they were from the track I mean, from my point of view, okay, look at it and just say no, no action needed, so there's a fourth pastry smell.
Do you attack, would you defend now on the line? Van Thor is four tenths ahead of Pierre Guidi and behind his departure from Rafaeli, the yellow six, that is a car that has suddenly almost come back to life and moved back up the order, maybe it helped. because of this bottleneck ahead, a lot of yellow, I don't think I'm going to catch them, but six is ​​a lot better than it looked about half an hour ago, I mean, at any point during the race, I wouldn't have thought we were going to go let's see that 88 mercedes in the top six he said considering he is 25 seconds behind here greedy in fifth place that's all rafael marcelo this is one of the silver ferraris being cautious because the ferrari has good performance, you know, straight down and there only under the brakes going down in the first of the s or they could almost stop the chicane matt campbell clears another rear marker yes, that's ricardo Feller, so Campbell passes and ricardo Fella, who is in 13th place in the silver cup, dispenses 28 minutes and counting.
So Campbell, two seconds ahead of Mapelli, still heard nothing more from race control about the investigation into Campbell and Mapelli's crash. He was only seen by Pelé when passing by the scene. It seemed to be the angry attitude of the car in the corner, that it was sliding there, especially at the rear. You're most likely seeing it in the Porsche or the Ferrari, so I'd like to see another shot of that next time, just because it was a one-off or it's a friend who is involved in the incident between cars 22 and 63 , no more questions. Well, I think it was probably a reasonable pun that nothing was going to happen, but you have to look at it and evaluate it and then a late ruling.
Penalty of five seconds to count 19 for causing a collision. Penalty of five seconds to calm down. causing a collision five seconds to be added at the final moment that's Phil Keane for that little incident we saw now he's far enough ahead at the moment yeah I think he is so here the challenge was made and it goes through oko inside se overtakes a peli in senior that is the change for second place and having lost a place but there you see the flail of the body of the ferrari can vamphor make a move against my pellet he is going to try it it can't stick but now my peli is low a massive attack, yes, I think, I think, I think Mapele is losing grip at the rear.
Because I was able to do that step relatively smoothly, the only problem the Ferrari has is that it is dragging part of the rear bodywork and that It is almost at the level it was when he entered the pits, so if that will be considered a danger. Will a quick pit lane solution be required? There are 23 minutes left in the race. What you don't need is a substantial piece of bodywork coming out of the back of a car at high speed. There's the lead car. So the gpx racing porsche is the. team that won in spa two years ago is a team that now seems to be on target to win this six hour race in the poor team rickard uh owned by fred fatia himself racer his 63 marco mapelli down in third place and this situation quite elastic against antonio one lap the lamborghini is closer the next falls second third fourth i mean there is a bit of a seesaw between these four cars alessandro pio greedy could be said to be the fastest of the four but he finds himself in a complicated situation in which drys span 4 is capable of defending and carrying a really huge speed at the same time the last pit stop of car 71 under investigation the last pit stop of car 71 under investigation now seven minutes left the last pit stop of carl 71 under investigation The pit stop lasted one minute 25.1 seconds.
It is not a matter of time, so there must have been a large number of personnel working on the car. I have a horrible feeling that while the pit stop was being made there was another worker, another member of the team stretching tape and tape, yes, now, whether the other one knows the tar and the refuelings were complete or not, I don't know, but whatever it is, it will certainly be investigated, race control is doing that, they will have the evidence and here is the pit stop, there is the rear of the car, you see that there is Well, now you have two mechanics, look in the back plus the refueler, yes, and then look at a mechanic, another mechanic there with a tape and the reef during the holes is still in place, yes, but they are clear, right, Philip Ellis 57 Mercedes has cleared. hiroshi hama gucci, that means it is now a direct fight between hamaguchi and chiva, the gap is 3.8 seconds, so even if hamaguchi stays ahead, he will lose the class victory due to the five second penalty for that contact and also Eddie Cheap, you see. is taking a second here, half a second there from the lead Hamaguchi has built up, so Chiba literally ran at the Lamborghini in the last two minutes and that's just ahead as they go strong straight ahead for what will be the penultimate . time, so nine, eight, seven, six, one more lap left and it will start at any second, as the goal drops for 22 Porsche, yes, four seconds to spare, I mean, if I had a five second lead, I could have lost four seconds. and he still won the race, yes, so of course what that does is give the people behind him an extra lap to attack or defend the final confirmation of race control, race director Alain Adam, He says it's the last lap, the clock doesn't lie. 56 Porsche goes.
Through that he was late from the start, but he's still in 12th place. Roman Doom out of the wind, you just saw him go through the shot, I didn't see a lot of that car at all, several cars actually didn't show up. They saw a lot, but I wanted to see Duncan Cameron and of course Matt Griffin. You know a good Irishman who has had a fantastic career as a Ferrari. Yes, centrally contracted pilot. Well, unfortunately Matt never got in the car. Yes, 141 laps ago, that car retired. It was Duncan Cameron's crash that caused them real embarrassment, so the gpx standings are on target for a win with half a lap left Matt Campbell Matthew Gemini Earl Bamber mega effort all the way through brilliant driving, They are on target for a win, a magnificent effort indeed from the entire GPX team and boy, although we say look at the traffic in front of the lead car on a very busy part of the race track and it's a change because it is. leading ahead of matt pelly through the audi passes so dries van thor to third place now it's for penny who will be able to defend himself from alessandra pier guiding three corners to get through the traffic they come there is the porsche matt campbell al bamba matthew gemini on target then win the second round of the fan attack gt world challenger powered by aws Endurance Cap Porsche wins in France, Czech victorious, what a drive, excellent work by gpx, three star drivers in the Porsche lineup and they have a, and it was not an easy victory, it took a long time to come to an agreement with the Lamborghini 63. but once they sniffed the lead and that involved meeting, getting out of a level, let's say contact that was investigated but no further action was taken, so which was a very, very sweet victory for the Porsche brand, assuming there is no penalty in the system for 71. puerco island regal second and drys van thor third on the last lap, so you have to feel a little for the remaining 63, You haven't done it for so long, but I only got fourth place.
I don't really know how it all happened, we just caught him. on the way out of there per se, so what happened to the appeal mark? Was he compromised or whatever? Edward Cheever and looking to catch up and find a way around it, look at this nose detail, he's going to beat it in corrected time. I could beat it on the road too with the drag to the flag. Now I can't hammer Gucci. At least he holds on to win on the road. The flag is there. The boss is almost next to him. Who will go ahead when they break the beam? a feeling that it is irrelevant because of the penalty anyway for the lamborghini when they took the flag hamaguchi was ahead by a tenth but then he took the penalty and it's a win for the sky 10 pester racing team there is joy from the gpx porsche team from matthew germany from el bamboo matt campbell the excellent effort of the Australian brought the car home and the winners there are going to see those happy days, in fact, a great job done by everyone involved and in the end we have the 11 leading cars in the lead lap and It was six and a half seconds that covered the top five and look at the look on that Kelvin Vandalinder Charles Burns absolutely hitting the roof and drying the fans thoughts to take him to third place on that final lap so let's try to join to this. party, you have very happy audi drivers, very happy porsche drivers too, matt campbell and his mates are with the gemma boys, absolutely fantastic, you took your breath away and that was fantastic, we'll come and see you first, matt, yeah, um, wow, I mean, uh, look.
To be honest going into the race we certainly didn't expect that we would have a bit of trouble before the race but yeah look all the guys did a fantastic job just one pit stop by the whole gpx team and You know it wasn't easy, we had a contact there at the last finish, but we did it and you know, I'm so excited for gpx that we didn't have the best Monza event and fighting like this is fantastic. on our first points, congratulations, oh, not long ago you told me we had something and you were absolutely right, yes, I mean, Matt mentioned it, we had a very problematic run-up and we said if we could finish in the top five.
We would take it as a win, but I want to come out with a win, I mean, we didn't expect that coming into the day, the gpx guys were on point, they tuned the car after qualifying and, I mean, we had a rocket. ship in the race and full credit to them full credit to these two guys um absolutely amazing day matcha a few quick words from you too please yes I think it was definitely ahead of a trip of the three of us I'm very grateful to be with these today guys because we really worked hard today and I'm very grateful also for the Porsche team, it wasn't an early start to the year for us so I'm very grateful for the team and there for everyone great job well done fantastic driving fantastic race fantastic just alone to clear up a 10-second penalty to the number 71 Ferrari for a pit stop infringement, dropping it from 71st to fifth place and putting the 63 Lamborghini back into the top three and 10 seconds down. time penaltynow that the penalty was applied let's see what the results are because it means that 22 porsche of the gpx qualification wins courtesy of matt campbell el bamba and mata gemini of second dries van thor kelvin vanderlinder and charlwitz return to third kanbacho bortolotti marco mapelli andre calderelli climbs to fourth alessandra pier guidi nicholas nielsen and come redeegar and go down to fifth go down antonio fuerco cala milet and davide regal sixth somehow rafaeli martiello daniel jean kader and juliano after a turbulent day that in the end is the best place for the mercedes but it is a mercedes who also wins in the silver cup we start with 47 34 classified as finalists at the end of six grueling hours around paul ricard uh rob bell's mclaren olly wilkinson ben barnicker you see taking 16th place and in pro-am chris froggett jonathan qui and eddie cheever advanced in the corrected times by 4.8 seconds because that five-second penalty that cost the lamborghini in the end fell to the last finisher ollie milroy brenda nareev nick moss and they had their dramas but we lost the ally porsche races we lost two of the old emmys frey lamborghinis engel's posts abroad missing mercedes the missing mercedes are born mettler and love missing the missing mercedes are bastian grutz and refuge missing the missing tunshow mercedes petite gom the missing baldwell lamborghini and others and sparrow fought over ronaldi Ferrari made every effort to take the car through practice, qualifying and the race and didn't even manage to get a lap in, retiring on the first lap of the race, so for gpx racing, the winning team at porycard and then the celebrations can begin. for matt campbell for al bamba and matthias gemini a great effort in the porsche so they are the drivers on the podium here in by ricard that is the silver cup podium and the winners tomorrow the druid Constantine Tereshenko and simon gashe celebrate in asp and uh there Mrs.
Froggett towers over her co-drivers as Sky Tempest Racing's Ferrari team takes Pro Amp honors here at Paul Ricardo You.

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