ELMS – United Autosports back to winning ways at Spa-Francorchamps

ELMS – United Autosports back to winning ways at Spa-Francorchamps

The #22 Oreca 07-Gibson driven by Duncan Tappy, Phil Hanson and Tom Gamble has won the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps for United Autosports. The British outfit had not won a single ELMS race since the 2021 season finale in Portimão.

Spa-Francorchamps is a happy hunting ground for United Autosports. After 2018, 2019 and 2020, the British team has scooped a fourth successive win at the iconic Belgian track. The #22 Oreca 07-Gibson started the race in fourth position on the grid, but Duncan Tappy, Phil Hanson and Tom Gamble kept up a strong pace from the green light to win by 25 seconds from the #43 Oreca fielded by Europol Competition. Prema Racing’s #9 Oreca took third place to open up a 24-point lead over Panis Racing in the provisional standings. The championship title will therefore be played out in the season finale at the 4 Hours of Portimão (Sunday 16 October).

The LMGTE class saw a breathtaking battle between two Ferrari 488 GTE Evos, the #57 of Kessel Racing and the Iron Lynx #83 car. With Mikkel Jensen, Conrad Grunewald and Frederik Schandorff sharing the wheel, Kessel Racing took the honours for the first time this season. The class title will go down to the wire as Proton Competition’s advantage over Kessel Racing is cut to just nine points, with Iron Lynx a further 12 points in arrears.

Inter Europol Competition’s #13 Ligier claimed its third victory of the campaign thanks to drivers Charles Crews, Nico Pino and Guilherme Oliveira. The Polish outfit goes into the 4 Hours of Portimão with a 19-point lead over Cool Racing at the top of the Championship.

Full results of the 2022 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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