WEC: Calado and Pier Guidi take well-judged win for AF Corse Ferrari in LMGTE Pro

WEC: Calado and Pier Guidi take well-judged win for AF Corse Ferrari in LMGTE Pro

The LMGTE Pro category again saw a thrilling multi-manufacturer battle as reigning GT World Champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi took their first win of the Super Season in the No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.  60,240 enthusiastic fans saw the action over the weekend at Silverstone as the world’s most spectacular sportscars put on another thrilling show.

Calado and Pier Guidi capitalised on a clever tyre and fuel saving strategy in the early phase of the race which allowed them to take control in the penultimate hour.

Taking the runners-up position on the track was the No.91 Porsche 911 RSR driven by Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz. The pair fought back from a difficult qualifying session yesterday to cut through the field.  However, following post-race technical checks the No.91 Porsche was disqualified due to failing the minimum ground clearance measurement test.

This moved up the No.67 Ford GT of Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx to second place and the No.92 Porsche 911 RSR of Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre to the final podium position.  Priaulx drove a brilliant first few stints and took the lead from the No.92 Porsche driven by Kevin Estre. However, the car lost out during the Safety Car period and it was left to Tincknell to make a spectacular last hour pass on Michael Christensen in the No.92 Porsche.

Aston Martin Racing therefore finished the LMGTE Pro race in fourth position with the new model Vantage of Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin after a much stronger performance in this third round of the FIA WEC.

BMW Team MTEK took more points in its first WEC season as Martin Tomczyk and Nicky Catsburg came in fifth.  Problems struck the pole sitting Ford GT of Olivier Pla and Stefan Mücke as they finished sixth after being forced to replace a door during a pit stop.

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Dempsey-Proton Racing claim second Super Season victory

LMGTE Am saw a second consecutive victory for the No.77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR as Christian Ried, Julien Andlauer and Matt Campbell sealed the maximum points.

The trio celebrated another win after making the most of misfortune suffered by early leaders TF Sport Aston Martin and Team Project 1 Porsche which were both penalised for wrongly entering the pitlane before it officially opened during the Safety Car procedure.

Both entries recovered with TF Sport grabbing second place, as in Spa, and Team Project 1 taking their first WEC podium in third after Jorg Bergmeister made a stunning last lap move on Aston Martin Racing’s Pedro Lamy.

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OMG awesome video.

why Gros and Mag still running... ?? Good sponsors??

"What Magnussen did I never saw in my life"

Just imagine how happy is Gunther...

And Haas has retained them for 2020 season. No wonder they crash against each other.

No, that's just the pace of the Haas 😂😂

He was probably having a minute just thinking how he’s going to manage another year working alongside Grosjean😂

It was the day of the K-Mag today.....😂😂😂

Magnussen probably thought Vettel’s going to spin anyway. So no point giving space

And you?

Ilias Kouvaris

Lmao "just sleeping"

Sleeping under the Singapore lights 😁

Nikita Kahnt

I think Magnussen was playing ping pong

Where should he go?

Nope he wasn't.. It just lucky 😂 😂 😂 😂 lol

Wow vettel didn spin in that corner

They just need a better car, nothing else.

#justHaasthings

Matthew Justin

Time to retire for both of them

Insert 'What are we doing here? Racing or napping' joke here.

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