There have been quite a few changes to the points standings, following the second round of the European Le Mans Series, which was run at Red Bull Ring last weekend.
Team WRT #41 has extended their LMP2 Championship lead, by winning both races this season. G-Drive Racing #26 has moved into the second, after finishing second in the race last Sunday. United Autosports #22 has dropped back to third, after a very disappointing weekend for them, with normally the successful team finishing 7th.
Cool Racing #19 has a solid lead in the LMP3 standings, with two wins out of two. Inter Europol Competition #13 has moved into second in the standings, after finishing third in the opening round, and fourth this time around. Eurointernational made a huge leap into third, by finishing on the podium this time. That was something that pushed RLR MSport #15 down to fourth, after they got hit, only one hour into the race.
Iron Lynx Ferrari #80 keeps hold of the GTE lead, despite not being able to repeat the win from the opening round. They have a very stable season so far, which is very much needed in that category. Spirit Of Race Ferrari #55 is very consistent too, finishing third in Barcelona, and second this time at Red Bull Ring. Their gain is a loss for Proton Competition Porsche #77, with them dropping to third. They can already feel the breath down their neck from RBR winners AF Corse Ferrari #88, even though they missed the opening round, due to a couple of positive COVID-19 results.
While Iron Lynx Ferrari #80 leads the standings, it’s much tougher for their #83 car. Michelle Gatting, Rahel Frey and Manuela Gostner were so unlucky to be hit on the very final lap of the 4-hour race, and instead of 12 points, which a fourth place finished would have given, it turned into a zero-points round, since you are required to cross the finishing line. They have a 28 points deficit to the championship leaders, which is a tough mountain to climb, with just 9 GTE cars entered for the full season. That results in everybody scoring points, as long as they see the chequered flag. But others can be hit by issues as well, during the final four races of the seasons.
The next round of the European Le Mans Series will run on 6 June in Le Castellet, also known as Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France.