There have been some changes to the FIA World Championship points standings, following the third round of the championship was held at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The front of the Hypercar category remains unchanged with Alpine Elf Team #36 marginally holding on to the lead, with just three points ahead of Toyota Gazoo racing #8, while Glickenhaus Racing #708 are further nine points behind. The final Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 is fourth – 20 points behind the leading car. With a further 78 points to race for this year, there is absolutely nothing decided yet.
JOTA #38 has moved into LMP2 Championship lead, following the commanding win at the 24 hours race. United Autosports #23 is 11 points behind in second, while Prema Orlen Team #9 is third – 17 points behind the leader. The weekend was very expensive for the WRT cars #31 and #41, plummeting to fourth and sixth in the standings – separated by JOTA #28, which took a big leap forward, with their third-place finish in the 24-hour classic.
The LMP2 Pro/Am battle was heavily affected by only full-season FIA WEC teams eligible for points. AF Corse #83 finished fourth only on the road, but scored second-place points, resulting in them holding onto their lead by 8 points over the Le Mans-winning crew from Algarve Pro Racing #45. Ultimate #35 is third, while the DNF at Spa Francorchamps for ARC Bratislava #44 really has sent them a long way behind in the standings in fourth.
Porsche #91 had leapt into the GTE Pro lead, with their 24 hours win, but only by three points to their sister car #92. AF Corse Ferrari #51 is only two points further behind, with a 22 points gap to AF Corse #52 in fourth. The battle between #51, #91, and #92 will most likely be fought all the way to the chequered flag in Bahrain – just like we saw last year.
The GTE Am lead has also gone to the winning crew. TF Sport Aston Martin #33 jumped ahead of Northwest AMR #98, with a huge 27 points gap to Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche #77 in third. If the #33 finishes every remaining race in second, the #77 would need to win every single one of those, plus grab at least one Pole Position, to win the title. But a lot can still happen this year, with 18 hours of racing remaining.
The next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship is run on 10 July in Monza, Italy.