FFSA GT – Le Mans - Race 2 (September 26)

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From the start of Sunday’s race 2, Bruno Besson was threatened by Beltoise (Lease Plan Autovitesse Viper) and Dupuy (DDO Saleen) – writes Claude Foubert. Anthony Beltoise succeeded in passing Besson, but the Lease Plan Autovitesse Viper could never get rid of Besson and Dupuy. The three men gave the crowd a great fight (below).

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Behind this lively trio, Mathieu Zangarelli (Mirabeau Viper) led Emmanuel Clérico (Mirabeau Viper), who overtook him, then retired with a locked gearbox. So, a small group, a bit further behind, was forming behind the three leaders. Clérico watched Olivier Porta’s Tarres Porsche threatened by Sébastien Dumez (Larbre Viper), Thévenin (VBM Viper) and Cayrolle (Mirabeau Viper) being very close too. As the driver changes approached, the gap between the leaders was never more than two seconds, but Olivier Thévenin stopped his Viper on the track due to a puncture and couldn’t make it back to the pits – so no points for Bornhauser.

Jean-Claude Lagniez began the driver changes, handing over to Nicolas Prost. Meanwhile, the three leaders were still fighting fiercely and, among the outsiders, Dumez took advantage of Porta’s mistake to take fifth. We had to wait the end of the driver changes to see the leaders pitting together.

Stéphane Lacroix-Wasover (Lease Plan Autovitesse) inherited the lead ahead of François Fiat (DDO Saleen) and David Hallyday (Force One). The Force One Viper driver easily passed François Fiat’s Saleen and charged after Lacroix-Wasover, who tried to resist but couldn’t do anything faced with Hallyday’s attack. Hallyday took the lead but the engine cutting out intermittently prevented him from feeling secure, so Hallyday and Lacroix-Wasover crossed the finish line neck and neck.

Earlier, François Fiat had lost his third place after making a mistake in the Dunlop chicane. In the late stages, Jean-Luc Blanchemain (Larbre) and Frédéric Hauchard (Tarres Porsche) had a splendid fight for third place. Hauchard succeeeded in passing the Larbre Viper, which had braking problems but in the last few metres, he made a mistake, giving the third position to Dumez and Blanchemain.

Here's the Wieth Ferrari, on the way to ninth place.

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By winning twice on the Le Mans track, Besson and Hallyday take the Championship lead for the first time this season, 24 points ahead of Bornhauser.

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In the N-GT Trophy, Patricia Bertapelle and Christian Demigneux (Riverside Lamborghini) took first place. Prunet (DDO Porsche) was leading in the early stages, ahead of Demigneux and Luc Alphand (Ruffier Porsche). After the driver changes, Patricia Bertapelle pushed hard to close the gap and passed Mouez in the last few laps. Alphand and Medici were third on the class podium.

Race 2 Result
1 10 Hallyday David / Besson Bruno GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 36 1:00:57.614 148,109 1:36.429 5 156,052
2 11 Lacroix Wasover Stéphane / Beltoise Anthony GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 36 1:00:57.939 0.325 148,096 1:36.197 2 156,428
3 2 Blanchemain Jean Luc / Dumez Sebastien GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 36 1:01:20.815 23.201 147,176 1:37.648 5 154,104
4 30 Hauchard Frederic / Porta Olivier GT GT Porsche 996 bi turbo 36 1:01:20.940 23.326 147,171 1:37.268 5 154,706
5 6 Lebon Yvan / Clerico Emmanuel GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 36 1:01:53.027 55.413 145,899 1:36.987 4 155,154
6 3 Moureu Didier / Cayrolle Eric GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 36 1:02:10.895 1:13.281 145,200 1:37.504 5 154,332
7 7 Fiat François / Dupuy Dominique GT GT Saleen 36 1:02:32.037 1:34.423 144,382 1:35.945 5 156,839
8 4 Prost Nicolas / Lagniez Jean Claude GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 35 1:01:17.422 1 Tr 143,219 1:39.348 3 151,467
9 21 Stepec Thierry /De Castro Miguel GT GT Ferrari 550 Maranello 35 1:01:18.433 1 Tr 143,180 1:38.829 3 152,262
10 14 Buchoux Nicolas / Migné Cyrille GT GT Porsche 911 GT2 34 1:00:59.593 2 Tr 139,805 1:41.603 13 148,105
11 37 Bertapelle Patricia / Demignieux Christian GT NGT Lamborghini Diablo GTRS 34 1:01:00.640 2 Tr 139,765 1:43.017 7 146,072
12 34 Mouez Eric / Prunet Cyril GT NGT Porsche 911 GT3RS 34 1:01:12.683 2 Tr 139,307 1:41.182 3 148,722
13 17 Prette Phillippe / Maximin Olivier GT GT Porsche 996 bi turbo 34 1:01:36.147 2 Tr 138,423 1:37.608 11 154,167
14 64 Dedours Frederic / Makowiecki Frederic C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 34 1:01:48.240 2 Tr 137,971 1:43.301 3 145,671
15 67 Peyroles Arnaud / Rumpler Eric C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 34 1:01:52.700 2 Tr 137,805 1:45.262 4 142,957
16 68 Tuchbant David / Giroix Fabien C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 34 1:01:56.715 2 Tr 137,657 1:44.301 3 144,274
17 76 David Yannick / Narac Raymond C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 34 1:01:57.455 2 Tr 137,629 1:44.693 5 143,734
18 63 Boukobza Florian / Ménard Julien C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 34 1:02:19.832 2 Tr 136,806 1:44.573 2 143,899
19 78 Michel Jean Pierre / Bachelier Jean Marc C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 33 1:01:09.690 3 Tr 135,320 1:46.013 3 141,944
20 82 Papolla Jean Michel / Sommereau Didier C CL2 Lamborghini Diablo GTR 33 1:01:44.860 3 Tr 134,035 1:44.282 31 144,301
21 35 Medici Roland /Alphand Luc GT NGT Porsche 911 GT3RS 33 1:01:48.598 3 Tr 133,900 1:43.562 10 145,304
22 62 Hassid Henri/Ranty Philippe C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 33 1:02:17.140 3 Tr 132,878 1:45.898 9 142,099
23 31 Baudoin Michel/Moreau Yann GT NGT Porsche 911 GT3RS 32 1:01:37.191 4 Tr 130,243 1:47.927 29 139,427
24 19 Martinet Pierre / Sourd Marc GT Gt Porsche 996 bi turbo 32 1:02:09.899 4 Tr 129,101 1:38.672 4 152,505
25 65 Goubet Philippe / Ancel Frédéric C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 32 1:02:10.482 4 Tr 129,081 1:46.013 3 141,944
26 66 Laurin Jérôme / Clairay Guy C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 31 1:01:04.679 5 Tr 127,293 1:46.136 5 141,780
27 84 Guitard Johnny / Rey André C CL2 Lamborghini Diablo GTR 26 47:11.376 10 Tr 138,182 1:43.150 3 145,884
28 79 Lepreux Christian/Lacroix Pascal C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 25 47:50.944 11 Tr 131,037 1:48.028 4 139,297
29 15 Police Jean Claude / Cazenave Laurent GT GT Porsche 996 bi turbo 24 51:20.132 12 Tr 117,252 1:41.726 3 147,926
30 61 Yvon Alexandre / Oudin Jean Paul C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 19 35:32.322 17 Tr 134,084 1:45.864 3 142,144
31 73 Beau Christian / Huguerre Marc C CL1 Porsche 996 Cup 17 31:14.898 19 Tr 136,442 1:45.818 4 142,206
32 8 Bornhauser Patrick / Thevenin Olivier GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 16 26:29.394 20 Tr 151,484 1:37.595 5 154,188
33 20 Déglise Jean Louis/Perret Pierre GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 16 27:15.474 20 Tr 147,216 1:38.605 7 152,608
34 12 Lesoudier Gael /Soave Thierry GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 13 22:04.969 23 Tr 147,644 1:40.899 9 149,139
35 5 Hernandez Bruno / Zangarelli Mathieu GT GT Chrysler Viper GTS R 8 13:18.413 28 Tr 150,779 1:36.472 5 155,983
36 80 Charriol Philippe / Loger David C CL2 Lamborghini Diablo GTR 8 14:53.968 28 Tr 134,662 1:42.918 3 146,213
Fastest Lap: No 7 Fiat François / Dupuy Dominique 1:35.945 156,839 Km/h

Championship Standings
1 Besson / Hallyday 284
3 Bornhauser 260
5 Dumez / Blanchemain 236
7 Thévenin 222
8 Dupuy / Fiat 162
9 Beltoise / Lacroix Wasover 160
11 Cayrolle / Moureu 153
12 William David 112
13 Hernandez / Zangarelli 94
15 Clérico 90

 

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