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24h Le Mans
G-Drive Racing's #26 Aurus 01-Gibson has won Race 2 of the 4 Hours of Dubai. Era Motorsport, United Autosports, GPX Racing and Rinaldi Racing also reached the top step on their respective class podiums at the second round of the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series.
After winning Race 1 of the 4 Hours of Dubai yesterday, Russian team G-Drive Racing placed its #26 Aurus 01-Gibson on the top step of the Race 2 overall podium as well. Yifei Ye, Ferdinand Habsburg and René Binder won with a 45-second lead on the #25 sister car of trio Falb/Colapinto/Pinto de Andrade. Phoenix Racing's #5 ORECA 07-Gibson shared by Simon Trummer and Nicki Thiim rounded out the podium.
Era Motorsport's #18 ORECA 07-Gibson triumphed in the LMP2 Am class despite an unplanned pit stop.
In Race 2, the domination of United Autosports' #23 Ligier JS P320-Nissan continued in LMP3, and drivers Rory Penttinen, Wayne Boyd and Manuel Maldonado once again won the class. In the final lap, DKR Engineering's #63 Duqueine M30-D08-Nissan fell from second to fourth position, leaving second place to United Autosports' #2 Ligier JS P320-Nissan and the third sport to Nielsen Racing's #8 Ligier JS P320-Nissan.
In the GT class, GPX Racing's #40 Porsche 911 GT3 R was able to make up for the penalty incurred during Race 1. Julien Andlauer, Axcil Jefferies and Alain Ferté won ahead of Rinaldi Racing's #55 Ferrari 488 GT3 and the Garage 59 team's #88 Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3.
Lastly, Rinaldi Racing's #66 Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Christian Hook, Manuel Lauck and Patrick Kujala pulled off a one-two in the GT Am class.
Click for Race 2 of the 4 Hours of Dubai full classification.
2021 Asian Le Mans Series competitors will now head to Abu Dhabi to kick off the second half of the season. The third and fourth rounds will be held next Friday and Saturday, 19-20 February, at the Yas Marina circuit.