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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Alonso team wins 6 Hours of Spa

Toyota 1-2 while Ford wins in GT-Pro
Saturday, May 5, 2018

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#8 Alonso Toyota
#8 Alonso leads sister #7 Toyota during final caution

Fernando Alonso celebrated a winning start to his FIA World Endurance Championship career as he and teammates Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima took a conclusive victory in today’s eventful TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

In the first race of the 2018-19 WEC Super Season the No.8 Toyota Gazoo Racing car led the vast majority of the race to head home the sister Toyota TS050 HYBRID of Mike Conway, Jose María L¢pez and Kamui Kobayashi.

Alonso crossed the finish line 1.444s ahead of Mike Conway in a formation finish which was made all the more remarkable by the No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID starting from the pit lane, a lap behind the entire field, after a post-qualifying technical infringement.

For Alonso it was his first victory at Spa for almost 18 years and he became the first Spaniard to win a WEC race since Marc Gene triumphed for Audi, also at Spa, in 2012.

#8 Toyota leads at start
#8 Toyota leads at start

Rounding out the podium was the No.1 Rebellion Racing crew of Andre Lotterer, Neel Jani and Bruno Senna in their first race with the new non-hybrid Rebellion R13-Gibson. However, the car was later disqualified after the post-race measurement of the skid block did not comply with the Technical Regulations.

The sister Rebellion Racing entry of Thomas Laurent, Gustavo Menezes and Mathias Beche took fourth, while the ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01-Nismo took a best ever fifth position.

LMP2 saw G-Drive Racing claim back-to-back Spa wins following their victory in 2017. Jean-Eric Vergne, Roman Rusinov and Andrea Pizzitola triumphed after they took control of the race in the second hour.

As G-Drive Racing is not a full-season entrant, the second-placed No.38 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA 07-Gibson of Ho-Pin Tung, Gabriel Aubry and Stephane Richelmi claimed the maximum points score.

2016 WEC champions Signatech Alpine Matmut took second position points to add to the one claimed yesterday for pole position.

No.66 Ford GT takes first victory; Aston Martin wins LMGTE Am thriller

#66 Ford GT wins GT-Pro category
#66 Ford GT wins GT-Pro category

Ford celebrated the first LMGTE Pro win of the WEC Super Season at the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps today.

Olivier Pla, Stefan Mucke and Billy Johnson claimed their first WEC victory after a race-long battle with the No.91 Porsche 911 RSR of Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz.

The race was effectively won with just 45-minutes to go when Pla was able to execute an audacious overtake on Richard Lietz exiting Raidillon. The No.91 Porsche fell back in the closing stages to fourth place as first the sister No.92 Porsche claimed second and then Davide Rigon swept through to take the final podium position in the No.71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo.

The No.67 Ford driven by Harry Tincknell crashed spectacularly in the second hour causing the second of three Safety Car periods. The British driver thankfully emerged from the Ford GT uninjured.

BMW made a promising debut at Spa as Antonio Felix da Costa and Tom Blomqvist finished in fifth position to claim useful championship points with the new BMW Team MTEK M8 GTE.

A thrilling LMGTE Pro category saw reigning champions Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda take a record fourth consecutive win at Spa. The No.98 Aston Martin Vantage V8 had a comfortable lead but saw that eroded in the final hour when a Safety Car was deployed.

Lamy was forced into a defensive final stint as Euan Hankey in the TF Sport Aston Martin applied significant pressure. Just 0.2s covered the pair as they crossed the finishing line.

Weng Sun Mok, Keita Sawa and Matt Griffin ensured Clearwater Racing Ferrari took third position as they begin their second season in the WEC.

The next round of the WEC Super Season will be the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 16/17th June.

Quotes

TS050 HYBRID #7

Race: 2nd, 163 laps, 8 pit stops. Started from pit lane. Fastest lap: 1min 57.442secs

Mike Conway (TS050 HYBRID #7): “It was weird starting from the pit lane but we knew what we had to do. We had some help from the safety car periods and the full course yellows, which went our way and helped us to get into the fight with the other LMP1 ones. Kamui and Jose did a great job again today. It’s disappointing not to win but a one-two is the perfect result for the team.”

Kamui Kobayashi (TS050 HYBRID #7): “Our car worked really hard to get back into the fight; I think we all drove really well to recover from the problem in qualifying. The car was quick today which is a good sign for Le Mans. Obviously I was hoping to win this race so second place isn’t the result I wanted but for the team it’s a positive start and we will all work hard now to be ready for Le Mans.”

Jose María L¢pez (TS050 HYBRID #7): “I am very happy with this result for the team. Starting from the back was very hard and didn’t give us the best opportunity bit in the end we fought back and we showed the potential of car #7. I enjoyed the fight today. Finally to be back racing, particularly at this amazing circuit, was something special.” 

TS050 HYBRID #8

Race: 1st, 163 laps, 9 pit stops. Grid: 1st. Fastest lap: 1min 57.805secs

Winners Buemi, Nakajima and Alonso
Winners Buemi, Nakajima and Alonso
Sebastien Buemi (TS050 HYBRID #8): “We are all happy to begin the season like that. It is the first time for Kazuki and I to race together with Fernando so it was important to start it well. I don’t remember the last time we had so many safety cars in a six-hour race and that meant we lost our advantage a few times. But it all went well in the end so a big thanks to all the team for their hard work. This was just a warm up for Le Mans so we still keep in mind that the next race is the important one.”

Kazuki Nakajima (TS050 HYBRID #8): “I am very happy to win the first race of the season. It’s particularly nice because my stint started badly; a lot happened and it cost us some time. There was a mistake from my side as well but from then I got back into the rhythm. The triple stint was tricky but I am happy with the job we did. It’s a great start and we will be working hard to make sure we continue like this.”

Fernando Alonso (TS050 HYBRID #8): “I am delighted to get this result. The whole weekend has been amazing in terms of team performance. There have been a lot of preparations with the winter testing and all the work back at the factory but we have to come to the race and deliver the result. We executed the race in the best way we could and I am extremely happy to win my

Results

Pos Team Driver at Finish No. Best Lap Behind Laps Class
1 Toyota Gazoo Racing Fernando Alonso #8 1:57.805 0.000s 163 LMP1
2 Toyota Gazoo Racing Mike Conway #7 1:57.442 1.444 163 LMP1
3 Rebellion Racing Andre Lotterer #1 1:59.027 2 LAPS 161 LMP1
4 Rebellion Racing Thomas Laurent #3 1:58.820 41.250 161 LMP1
5 Bykolles Racing Team Tom Dillmann #4 2:01.768 5 LAPS 158 LMP1
6 Smp Racing Mikhail Aleshin #11 2:01.991 1:54.128 158 LMP1
7 G-Drive Racing Jean-Eric Vergne #26 2:05.605 7 LAPS 156 LMP2
8 Jackie Chan Dc Racing Ho-Pin Tung #38 2:06.276 21.714 156 LMP2
9 Signatech Alpine Matmut Andre Negrão #36 2:06.491 55.737 156 LMP2
10 Jackie Chan Dc Racing Jazeman Jaafar #37 2:05.523 8 LAPS 155 LMP2
11 Tds Racing Loic Duval #28 2:05.324 11.176 155 LMP2
12 Dragonspeed Pastor Maldonado #31 2:05.585 14.346 155 LMP2
13 Larbre Competition Julien Canal #50 2:06.479 11 LAPS 152 LMP2
14 Ford Chip Ganassi Team Uk Olivier Pla #66 2:15.944 15 LAPS 148 GT PRO
15 Porsche GT Team Michael Christensen #92 2:15.921 13.931 148 GT PRO
16 Af Corse Davide Rigon #71 2:16.834 16 LAPS 147 GT PRO
17 Porsche GT Team Richard Lietz #91 2:15.667 3.379 147 GT PRO
18 Bmw Team Mtek Antonio Felix Da Costa #82 2:17.120 17 LAPS 146 GT PRO
19 Aston Martin Racing Maxime Martin #97 2:17.988 11.763 146 GT PRO
20 Aston Martin Racing Nicki Thiim #95 2:18.105 1:00.988 146 GT PRO
21 Bmw Team Mtek Nicky Catsburg #81 2:17.747 18 LAPS 145 GT PRO
22 Aston Martin Racing Pedro Lamy #98 2:17.591 19 LAPS 144 GT AM
23 Tf Sport Euan Alers-Hankey #90 2:17.516 0.221 144 GT AM
24 Clearwater Racing Matthew Griffin #61 2:18.254 20 LAPS 143 GT AM
25 Dempsey - Proton Racing Matt Campbell #77 2:17.815 21 LAPS 142 GT AM
26 Mr Racing Edward Cheever #70 2:18.921 24.989 142 GT AM
27 Dempsey - Proton Racing Matteo Cairoli #88 2:17.069 22 LAPS 141 GT AM
28 Af Corse Alessandro Pier Guidi #51 2:16.817 24 LAPS 139 GT PRO
29 Racing Team Nederland Giedo Van Der Garde #29 2:05.413 1:34.510 139 LMP2
30 Gulf Racing Uk Michael Wainwright #86 2:18.420 26 LAPS 137 GT AM
31 Spirit Of Race Thomas Flohr #54 2:18.153 27 LAPS 136 GT AM
32 Team Project 1 Egidio Perfetti #56 2:18.078 32 LAPS 131 GT AM
33 Smp Racing Matevos Isaakyan #17 1:59.547 31 LAPS 132 LMP1
34 Ford Chip Ganassi Team Uk Harry Tincknell #67 2:15.795 137 LAPS 26 GT PRO

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