ELMS ready for the second round

European Le Mans Series is ready for the second round of the Championship.

This time the field goes to Italian Monza, where 36 teams will participate – a track that was used for the Prologue at the end of March, too.

United Autosports was the best team at Silverstone, at the opening round, in both LMP2 and LMP3, while TF Sport #90 was the best team in the GTE category.

G-Drive Racing #22 wants to get revenge in LMP2. They were leading the race until one and a half laps before the flag. They had a completely worn out their front tire, which made it impossible to fight the United Autosports #32 car. DragonSpeed #21 was among the fastest, but problems with the gearbox meant that they lost every chance of victory. And the exciting team to follow is the Danish High Class Racing #49, who surprised everybody with a third position in their Dallara at Silverstone, and especially Anders Fjordbach made a lot of teams take notice with his fast and constant laptimes.

High Class Racing #49
Photo: JJ Media

In the LMP3 category we saw United Autosports #2 beat everybody by quite a distance. Another team showing quite some speed was RLR MSport, bu they were unlucky with contact midway through the race, and later on some power steering problems meant that 8th was their finishing results. We see a change at AT Racing #9, where Mikkel Jensen won’t compete due to clashing commitments, as he is a BMW junior driver. He will be replaced by Maurizio Mediani.

As previously mentioned it was TF Sport #90 who beat everybody at the opening round. But they will get a high fight from Proton Competition #77 and the other Aston Martin V8 Vantage in the hands of Beechdean AMR #99. Ferrari should never be counted out in Italy, but if it will be Spirit of Race F488 GTE #51 or #55 – or perhaps JMW Motorsport Ferrari F458 Italia #66 can battle with the AMR cars. Larbre Competition will enter their Corvette C7 #50, as a warm up for the Le Mans race in a month’s time. We have Christian Philippon, Romain Brandela and Fernando Rees behind the wheel.

r JMW Motorsport Ferrari F458 Italia #66
Photo: JJ Media

European Le Mans Series will have qualifying on Saturday afternoon between 13.15 and 14.05, where each of the 3 classes will have 10 minutes of running each. The race will start on Sunday afternoon 13.30 – all times are CET.

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