Red flags, safety car deployments and a Full Course Yellow punctuated the second round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season this weekend, culminating in the win for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's #7 Toyota GR010 ahead of Alpine Elf Team's #36 Alpine A480-Gibson. Team WRT's #31 ORECA 07-Gibson rounded out the podium and won the LMP2 class. The #8 Toyota was forced to retire after its hybrid system failed.
The #51 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado reached the top step on the LMGTE Pro podium after a cutthroat duel with Porsche GT Team's #92 Porsche 911 RSR-19. The #52 Ferrari finished third and Corvette Racing's #64 Corvette C8.R fourth.
In LMGTE Am, Dempsey-Proton Racing's #77 Porsche shared by Harry Tincknell, Christian Reid and Sebastian Priaulx beat out TF Sport's pole-sitter #33 Aston Martin Vantage AMR.
Alpine is currenty in the lead of the Hypercar Manufacturers Championship classification with 38 points, ahead of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's 27 and Glickenhaus Racing's 23.
Porsche is ahead of Ferrari in the FIA Endurance GT Manufacturers Championship by 28 points and Chevrolet Corvette by 34.
Thanks to its win, Team WRT is in the top spot in the FIA Endurance LMP2 Teams Championship ahead of United Autosports and Realteam by WRT. JOTA and Prema Orlen Team round out the top 5 and all teams are within nine points of each other!
Northwest AMR is ahead of TF Sport and Dempsey-Proton Racing in the FIA Endurance GTE Am Championship classification.
Now the teams and 62 cars have set their sights on the next round, the 90th 24 Hours of Le Mans on 11-12 June. Scrutineering will once again be held in downtown Le Mans at the Place de la République on 3-4 June prior to Test Day. The free practice, qualifying and Hyperpole are scheduled for 11- 12 June, and the start of the race will be given on Saturday 11 June at 16:00 local time. Plenty of exciting entertainment is also on the programme like concerts by Kyo, Pete Doherty, Martin Solveig and The Stranglers.
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