FFSA GT – Val de Vienne – Race 2
dailysportscar.comPatrick Bornhauser and Olivier Thévenin claimed their third win of the season today (Sunday) and reinforced their lead in the Championship standings. Bertapelle / Bentivoglio pulled off a fine double in the N-GT Trophy, as did Dedours / Makowiecki who took the win in both races in the French Cup.

It was again warm and sunny for the second FFSA GT race. Anthony Beltoise took advantage of his pole position to lead the race into the first corner, ahead of Zangarelli, Dupuy and Dumez, while Olivier Thévenin, who had been slightly blocked, lost several places.

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Dominique Dupuy, who was third, had to give up very early, when the Saleen’s steering arm, which had been damaged on Saturday, broke again.

Anthony Beltoise escaped his pursuers little by little. Behind the Lease Plan Autovitesse Viper, Zangarelli risked all to contain Bruno Besson, who was visibly faster. Further behind, Sébastien Dumez, who had to handle his tyres with care - they had suffered in qualifying - was caught up by a quartet led by Olivier Maximin, ahead of Thévenin, Cayrolle and Goueslard, these four being neck and neck

After nearly 20 minutes, the safety car came onto the track to allow the marshals to clear away Patrick Herbert’s Viper, which had crashed into the tyre wall. Beltoise, Zangarelli and Besson, who had had a fine lead ahead of their pursuers, were the losers, because their lead was instantly negated. The safety car came back to the pits when the driver changes period began.

dailysportscar.comSome, such as Cayrolle, Sourd (left) and Soave, chose then to hasten their stops. At the front of the race, Beltoise started out again, furiously. Behind him, Zangarelli did his best to prevent Besson from passing him. Behind them, Olivier Thévenin succeeded in passing Sébastien Dumez’s Viper, which had big problems with the tyres.

Bruno Hernandez (taking over from Zangarelli) was leading after the compulsory driver changes period. The driver from Lyons was ahead of Lacroix-Wasover, Moureu, Bornhauser, Blanchemain, Hallyday and Dupard. Lacroix-Wasover quickly had an off, clearing the way for Didier Moureu and Patrick Bornhauser who caught up to Bruno Hernandez’s bumper.

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The Mirabeau Compétition driver (Hernandez) was in tyre troubles, had an off and dropped to fourth. Further back, Dupard’s Ferrari lost precious time due to a puncture.

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Bornhauser and Moureu crossed the line neck and neck, some lengths ahead of David Hallyday. Thanks to that third win and to Dumez / Blanchemain’s poor performance, Bornhauser / Thévenin increased their lead in the championship standings

In the N-GT Trophy, the fight between Prunet and Moullin-Traffort enlivened the first half of the race: before that Moulin-Traffort had an off after a misunderstanding with a French Cup driver. Late in the race, Patricia Bertapelle, who had overtaken Eric Mouez, contained Michel Heydens’s comeback to have another win this weekend.

Dedours / Makowiecki pulled off the double too in the French Cup. Makowiecki flew away in the early stages, while André Rey and Fabien Giroix were fighting for second place. Dedours finished his partner’s work while Arnaud Peyrolles was moving up quite well.

Olivier Thévenin: “I lost some time at the start. I was pushed by several cars. I was in tenth place but I was seeing that I was not losing much ground on Besson / Halllyday and Dumez / Blanchemain, who are our main rivals. Patrick Bornhauser ran again quite well, we changed the balance of our Viper to save our rubber. It worked well. It is a fine result for the Championship, but there’s still a long way to go.”

Eric Cayrolle: “After my physical weakness yesterday, I was intent on redeeming myself. It’s much better to be on the podium than to be in the infirmary. Didier made the longest stint today, he was fantastic.”
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Result
1 8 V B M BORNHAUSER Patrick THEVENIN Olivier Chrysler Viper GTS-R 1 GT 32 1:00:15.726 119.701 1:42.300 4 132.211
2 3 MTO Mirabeau Compétition MOUREU Didier CAYROLLE Eric Chrysler Viper GTS-R 2 GT 32 1:00:17.853 2.127 119.630 1:43.057 3 131.239
3 10 Force One HALLYDAY David BESSON Bruno Chrysler Viper GTS-R 3 GT 32 1:00:21.515 5.789 119.509 1:41.739 2 132.940
4 5 MTO Mirabeau Compétition HERNANDEZ Bruno ZANGARELLI Mathieu Chrysler Viper GTS-R 4 GT 32 1:00:36.819 21.093 119.006 1:41.224 2 133.616
5 4 MTO Mirabeau Compétition BLEYNIE Gérard LAGNIEZ Jean Claude Chrysler Viper GTS-R 5 GT 32 1:00:49.375 33.649 118.597 1:43.133 3 131.143
6 19 P S I Motorsport BERA Romain SOURD Marc Porsche 996 Bi Turbo 6 GT 32 1:01:06.284 50.558 118.050 1:44.134 2 129.882
7 2 Larbre Compétition BLANCHEMAIN Jean Luc DUMEZ Sébastien Chrysler Viper GTS-R 7 GT 32 1:01:09.104 53.378 117.959 1:41.995 2 132.606
8 12 Red Racing LESOUDIER Gaël SOAVE Thierry Chrysler Viper GTS-R 8 GT 32 1:01:12.980 57.254 117.835 1:44.761 3 129.105
9 18 Tillie Compétition TILLIE Philippe CABANNES Georges Porsche 996 Bi-Turbo 9 GT 32 1:01:28.494 1:12.768 117.339 1:47.777 7 125.492
10 21 Wieth Racing STEPEC Thierry BALANDRAS Richard Ferrari 550 Maranello 10 GT 32 1:01:38.445 1:22.719 117.023 1:47.340 7 126.003
11 37 Riverside BERTAPELLE Patricia BENTIVOGLIO Christophe Lamborghini Diablo GTRS 1 NGT 32 1:01:48.848 1:33.122 116.695 1:47.865 2 125.390
12 31 Ruffier Racing HEYDENS Michel HUGOT Pascal Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2 NGT 32 1:01:49.258 1:33.532 116.682 1:48.777 7 124.338
13 1 Larbre Compétition DUPARD Olivier GOUESLARD Patrice Ferrari 550 Maranello 11 GT 32 1:01:59.221 1:43.495 116.370 1:42.454 5 132.012
14 32 Nourry Compétition RABINEAU Thierry MOULLIN TRAFFORT Morgan Porsche 911 GT3 RS 3 NGT 32 1:02:01.053 1:45.327 116.312 1:46.178 4 127.382
15 34 D D O MOUEZ Eric PRUNET Cyril Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4 NGT 31 1:00:19.948 1 Trs 115.825 1:46.309 4 127.225
16 64 CD Sport DEDOURS Frédéric MAKOWIECKI Frédéric Porsche 996 Cup 1 C1 31 1:00:24.159 1 Trs 115.690 1:47.010 2 126.391
17 69 B L R T GUITARD Johnny REY André Porsche 996 Cup 2 C1 31 1:00:26.262 1 Trs 115.623 1:48.919 3 124.176
18 67 S P I D PEYROLES Arnaud RUMPLER Erick Porsche 996 Cup 3 C1 31 1:00:27.255 1 Trs 115.591 1:49.433 4 123.593
19 65 Centre Porsche Lorient ANCEL Frédéric GOUBET Philippe Porsche 996 Cup 4 C1 31 1:00:34.029 1 Trs 115.376 1:49.233 4 123.819
20 63 Nourry Compétition BOUKOBZA Florian MENARD Julien Porsche 996 Cup 5 C1 31 1:00:46.074 1 Trs 114.995 1:49.509 5 123.507
21 76 IMSA - Challenge 86 DAVID Yannick NARAC Raymond Porsche 996 Cup 6 C1 31 1:00:47.870 1 Trs 114.938 1:49.836 4 123.139
22 62 Ruffier Racing YVON ALexandre OUDIN Jean Paul Porsche 996 Cup 7 C1 31 1:00:48.603 1 Trs 114.915 1:42.207 5 132.331
23 68 First Racing TUCHBANT David GIROIX Fabien Porsche 996 Cup 8 C1 31 1:00:57.475 1 Trs 114.636 1:48.822 3 124.287
24 77 IMSA - VCA BERGER Thierry POLETTE Philippe Porsche 996 Cup 9 C1 30 1:00:19.390 2 Trs 112.106 1:50.224 5 122.706
25 61 Ruffier Racing BAUDOIN Michel RUFFIER Jean Claude Porsche 996 Cup 10 C1 30 1:00:45.638 2 Trs 111.299 1:50.978 3 121.872
26 72 Challenge 86 ROUSSAUD Philippe POITRENAUD Vincent Porsche 996 Cup 11 C1 30 1:00:53.844 2 Trs 111.049 1:52.796 14 119.908
27 71 Défi Cup VAISSIERE Eric GAU Patrick Porsche 996 Cup 12 C1 30 1:01:07.816 2 Trs 110.626 1:51.591 3 121.203
28 17 P S I Motosport PRETTE Philippe MAXIMIN Olivier Porsche 996 Bi-Turbo 12 GT 27 54:04.347 5 Trs 112.558 1:42.806 3 131.560
29 11 Lease Plan Autovitesse LACROIX WASOVER Stéphane BELTOISE Anthony Chrysler Viper GTS--R 13 GT 22 45:33.395 10 Trs 108.858 1:40.848 2 134.114
30 33 Trans Euro Route SIGNORET Jean Pierre TIMOTHEE Ghislain Toyota Bi-Turbo 5 NGT 14 31:55.380 18 Trs 98.859 1:50.644 2 122.240
31 6 MTO Mirabeau Compétition BORDAS Alain HERBERT Patrick Chrysler Viper GTS-R 14 GT 8 14:11.089 24 Trs 127.133 1:44.438 2 129.504
32 30 Tarrès Team HAUCHARD Frédéric PORTA Olivier Porsche 996 Bi-Turbo 15 GT 6 10:57.679 26 Trs 123.390 1:44.263 3 129.721
33 7 D D O FIAT François DUPUY Dominique Saleen 16 GT 2 8:51.332 30 Trs 50.910 7:08.145 2 31.590

Championship standings
FFSA GT Championship
1 Thévenin / Bornhauser 192 pts
2 Dumez / Blanchemain 156
3 Hallyday / Besson 132
4 Cayrolle / Moureu 92
5 Zangarelli / Hernandez 80
6 Dupuy / Fiat 60
7 David / Déglise 54
8 Goueslard / Dupard 50
9 Rabineau / Moulin-Traffort (1st N-GT) 48,5
10 Bera / Sourd 42

French Cup
1 Dedours / Makowiecki 162
2 Ancel / Goubet 136
3 Guitard / Rey 125
4 Peyroles / Rumpler 114
5 David / Narac 95.

 

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