As Toyota and Porsche battled it out for the podium places on Sunday afternoon, further back down the field in the LMP2 Class Jackie Chan DC Racing #38 of Oliver Jarvis, Thomas Laurent and Ho-Pin Tung fought their way to a victory after taking advantage of the safety car period.
Signatech Alpine had held the pole position for most of the race, only TDS Racing briefly taking the lead before a decisive move by Oliver Jarvis allowed him an almost 20 second lead in the last stages. Joining them on the podium in second place was #31 of Vaillante Rebellion driven by Julien Canal, Nicolas Prost, and Bruno Senna, with the third position going to TDS Racing’s Francois Perrodo, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Emmanuel Collard.
Meanwhile in the GTE Pro class the Ford GT of Ford Chip Ganassi took the win despite a reoccurring door problem. But again the safety car and full course yellows gave the team comprising, Andy Priaulx, Harry Ticknell and Luis Felipe Derano the advantage they needed to gain lost ground over second place runners AF Corse and third on the podium Porsche GT Team.
In the GTE Am class the Ferrari 488 of Clearwater Racing driven by Matt Griffin took first place, less than 2 seconds ahead of Aston Martin Racing’s Pedro Lamy after a last lap clash between that car and the Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 left the way clear for the Singapore team to take their first Championship win.
In third position was the Porsche 911 of Dempsey-Poroton Racing driven by Christian Ried, Matteo Cairoli and Marvin Dienst.
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