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IMSA Point Standings
2018 Final (Top-10)
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Eric Curran 277
1 Felipe Nasr 277
2 Jonathan Bennett 274
2 Colin Braun 274
3 Jordan Taylor 270
3 Renger Van Der Zande 270
4 Misha Goikhberg 252
4 Stephen Simpson 252
5 Dane Cameron 251
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 251
6 Filipe Albuquerque 249
7 Ricky Taylor 243
7 Helio Castroneves 243
8 Oliver Jarvis 234
8 Tristan Nunez 234
9 Pipo Derani 232
10 Jonathan Bomarito 218

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 322
1 Antonio Garcia 322
2 Richard Westbrook 316
2 Ryan Briscoe 316
3 Oliver Gavin 310
3 Tommy Milner 310
4 Dirk Mueller 308
4 Joey Hand 308
5 Earl Bamber 308
5 Laurens Vanthoor 308
6 Alexander Sims 304
6 Connor De Phillippi 304
7 Nick Tandy 299
7 Patrick Pilet 299
8 John Edwards 278
8 Jesse Krohn 278
9 Bill Auberlen 106
10 Frederic Makowiecki 93

GTD
1 Bryan Sellers 333
1 Madison Snow 333
2 Katherine Legge 329
3 Jeroen Bleekemolen 299
3 Ben Keating 299
4 Cooper Macneil 295
5 Kyle Marcelli 268
5 Dominik Baumann 268
6 Alvaro Parente 264
7 Patrick Long 263
7 Christina Nielsen 263
8 John Potter 255
8 Andy Lally 255
9 Justin Marks 249
9 Lawson Aschenbach 249
10 Jack Hawksworth 239

Manufacturers
Rank Make Total
1 Cadillac 332
2 Acura 316
3 Nissan 302
4 Mazda 300

GTLM
1 Ford 351
2 Chevrolet 345
3 Porsche 341
4 BMW 332
5 Ferrari 84

GTD
1 Lamborghini 340
2 Acura 330
3 Ferrari 310
4 Mercedes-AMG 307
5 Lexus 306
6 Porsche 298
7 Audi 284
8 BMW 278
Alonso/Buemi/Nakajima win at Spa

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Winning #8 Toyota
Winning #8 Toyota

Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima beat the elements today to take their fourth win of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season at the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

The No.8 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRID trio claimed a famous win amid a variety of challenging rain and snow showers which hit the Belgian venue throughout an exhilarating and unpredictable race.  There were four safety car periods for deteriorating conditions through the six hours, and the race was eventually red-flagged with 11 minutes to go as the weather closed in once again. 

In winning, Alonso, Buemi and Nakajima are one step closer to the 2018-19 LMP World Endurance Drivers Championship which they now lead by 31 points.  This title will be decided at the Super Final of the season, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

The pole-sitting No.7 Toyota Gazoo Racing car of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez led comfortably until just before the half-distance mark but lost 11-minutes and four laps in the pits after a sensor problem on their hybrid system had to be repaired.

Kobayashi was over 50-seconds in the lead when the issue occurred, and he was forced to pit. The car eventually finished in sixth place in the LMP1 class.

It was a day of celebration for Toyota Gazoo Racing as the Japanese manufacturer took the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance LMP1 Championship with a round to spare. 

The No.3 Rebellion R-13 shared by Gustavo Menezes, Thomas Laurent and Nathanael Berthon took second place overall after a close battle with the No.11 SMP Racing car of WEC debutant Stoffel Vandoorne and his teammates Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov.

The No.17 SMP car of Sergey Sirotkin, Stephane Sarrazin and Egor Orudzhev placed fourth after its race was affected by a lost wheel in the second hour.

LMP2: DragonSpeed Takes First WEC Victory 

Winning #8 Toyota drivers
Winning #8 Toyota drivers
The DragonSpeed crew of Pastor Maldonado, Anthony Davidson and Roberto Gonzalez claimed a first win in LMP2 after a stunning victory which the American team moulded in the second phase of the six-hour race.

Maldonado drove a stellar triple stint to surge ahead of early leaders, the No.38 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA 07 and the No.36 Signatech Alpine Matmut entry. 

The third Safety Car period in the fifth hour saw a fired-up Maldonado pass Gabriel Aubry and Nicolas Lapierre during his remarkable charge.

The pole-sitting G-Drive Racing car of Jean-Eric Vergne, Job Van Uitert and Roman Rusinov took second place after Vergne was able to leapfrog both the Signatech Alpine Matmut and No.38 Jackie Chan Racing cars in the final two hours.

The first hours of the race saw both of these team entries lead at stages, but the shake-up of the order under Safety Cars and Full Course Yellow periods changed the shape of the hotly contested class.

As a result, the Signatech trio of Nicolas Lapierre, Andre Negrao and Pierre Thiriet slightly extend their lead in the standings to four points over Ho-Pin Tung, Stéphane Richelmi and Gabriel Aubry.

Aston Martin wins LMGTE Pro as Porsche seal title

ix hours of extreme weather conditions saw Aston Martin Racing’s No.97 crew of Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin take their first win of the season in the highly-competitive LMGTE Pro category.

The win was made even more special for Martin as he celebrated in front of an elated home crowd.  Indeed, 52,000 spectators braved mixed weather conditions in Belgium to attend round 7 of the FIA WEC Super Season.  

Meanwhile, Porsche took the World Endurance GTE Manufacturers’ Championship with one round still remaining.  After the No. 92 and No. 91 crews finished third and eighth respectively, the Porsche GT Team have a 93-point lead in the overall standings making it mathematically impossible for Ferrari to catch them.

The No. 51 car piloted by Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado took the runner-up spot for Ferrari.  During the race’s closing stages, the AF Corse entry was hot on the heels of category winner Aston Martin Racing with less than a second separating the two cars.  However, a red flag was issued 11 minutes before the end of the race due to deteriorating weather conditions putting an end to the on-track battle.

After nearly six hours of racing, the BMW Team MTEK crew made up of Augusto Farfus and Antonio Felix De Costa plus Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK’s Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell were neck and neck for P4.  When the race was red flagged, only a tenth of a second separated the two crews emphasising the hugely competitive racing in LMGTE Pro.  BMW were awarded fourth, with Ford rounding out the top five.  

Dempsey-Proton Racing take second consecutive win in LMGTE Am 

The LMGTE Am field once again saw plenty of action from start to finish but the top spot of the podium eventually went to Dempsey-Proton Racing’s No. 77 car trio made up of Christian Ried, Riccardo Pera and Matt Campbell.  The squad’s emphatic victory is the second in a row for the German-based team having also taken the spoils in Sebring back in March.

Pole-sitter TF Sport finished runner-up with Salih Yoluc, Euan Hankey and Charlie Eastwood at the wheel of their Aston Martin.  Clearwater Racing’s trio of Luis Perez-Companc, Matteo Cressoni and Matthew Griffin took the third podium spot in the Ferrari.  The Singaporean team enjoyed a close battle with the No. 98 of Aston Martin Racing and the No. 86 Gulf Racing team in the early stages of the race.

Category leaders Team Project 1 finished fifth for Porsche – less than half a second behind Spirit of Race in the Ferrari. At the top of the standings, Team Project 1 now lead Spirit of Race by 23 points meaning everything is to play for at the season-closing 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

TS050 HYBRID #8

The conditions were horrible
The conditions were horrible

Race: 1st, 133 laps, 9 pit stops. Grid: 2nd. Fastest lap: 1min 58.056secs

Sébastien Buemi (TS050 HYBRID #8): “A race win for us is very nice of course, but it was a tricky race with the conditions. I’m sorry for car #7 to have the issue when they were leading; it would have been difficult to catch them so they deserved better. We had some bad luck early in the race and I had some radio issues as well which didn’t help. It’s fantastic for the team to win the World Championship. Now we go to Le Mans with a bit of a margin in the drivers’ championship but we are taking nothing for granted. I am looking forward to a good, fair fight in Le Mans.”

Kazuki Nakajima (TS050 HYBRID #8): “It was a crazy race with crazy weather. We were quite lucky to win as it was very unfortunate for car #7; I feel sorry for them. We faced a few difficulties in these conditions so there are some lessons to learn so we are fully prepared for Le Mans. It is a great achievement for the team to become World Champions; that was the biggest target here and now we can celebrate a little bit. We are focused on Le Mans and we have to finish the job for the drivers’ World Championship. We know probably more than anyone how difficult that race can be.”

Fernando Alonso (TS050 HYBRID #8): “That was definitely not an easy race, with a couple of issues in the first part in addition to the weather. So the race was up and down in terms of emotions. The most important thing today was securing the teams’ World Championship. I am extremely happy for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing that we scored enough points to become World Champion; a massive well done for everyone in the team. It has been an amazing season for us and hopefully in Le Mans we can have the final, nice touch with the drivers’ title.”

Results

POSCLASSDRIVERSTEAMCARLAPSGAP
1LMP1S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, F.AlonsoToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1330.000s
2LMP1N.Berthon, T.Laurent, G.MenezesRebellion RacingRebellion/Gibson1321 Lap
3LMP1M.Aleshin, V.Petrov, S.VandoorneSMP RacingBR Engineering/AER1321 Lap
4LMP1S.Sarrazin, E.Orudzhev, S.SirotkinSMP RacingBR Engineering/AER1312 Laps
5LMP1N.Jani, A.Lotterer, B.SennaRebellion RacingRebellion/Gibson1303 Laps
6LMP1M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.LopezToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1294 Laps
7LMP2R.Gonzalez, P.Maldonado, A.DavidsonDragonSpeedORECA/Gibson1294 Laps
8LMP2R.Rusinov, J.van Uitert, J-E.VergneG-Drive RacingAurus/Gibson1294 Laps
9LMP2N.Lapierre, A.Negrao, P.ThirietSignatech Alpine MatmutAlpine/Gibson1294 Laps
10LMP2H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, S.RichelmiJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson1294 Laps
11LMP2F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, N.NatoTDS RacingORECA/Gibson1285 Laps
12LMP2F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de VriesRacing Team NederlandDallara/Gibson1276 Laps
13LMP2D.H.Hansson, J.King, W.StevensJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson1276 Laps
14LMP2E.Creed, R.Ricci, N.BoulleLarbre CompetitionLigier/Gibson1267 Laps
15GTE ProA.Lynn, M.MartinAston Martin RacingAston Martin1249 Laps
16GTE ProA.P.Guidi, J.CaladoAF CorseFerrari1249 Laps
17GTE ProR.Lietz, G.BruniPorsche GT TeamPorsche1249 Laps
18GTE ProM.Christensen, K.EstrePorsche GT TeamPorsche1249 Laps
19GTE ProA.Farfus, A.F.da CostaBMW Team MTEKBMW1249 Laps
20GTE ProA.Priaulx, H.TincknellFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord1249 Laps
21GTE ProD.Rigon, S.BirdAF CorseFerrari1249 Laps
22GTE ProM.Sorensen, N.ThiimAston Martin RacingAston Martin1249 Laps
23GTE ProM.Tomczyk, N.CatsburgBMW Team MTEKBMW1249 Laps
24GTE ProS.Mucke, O.PlaFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord12310 Laps
25GTE AmC.Ried, R.Pera, M.CampbellDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche12211 Laps
26GTE AmS.Yoluc, E.Hankey, C.EastwoodTF SportAston Martin12211 Laps
27GTE AmL.P.-Companc, M.Cressoni, M.GriffinClearwater RacingFerrari12211 Laps
28GTE AmT.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.FisichellaSpirit of RaceFerrari12211 Laps
29GTE AmJ.Bergmeister, P.Lindsey, E.PerfettiTeam Project 1Porsche12211 Laps
30GTE AmP.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.LaudaAston Martin RacingAston Martin12112 Laps
31GTE AmM.Wainwright, B.Barker, T.PreiningGulf RacingPorsche12112 Laps
32GTE AmM.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, E.CheeverMR RacingFerrari12013 Laps
33GTE AmG.Roda, G.Roda, M.CairoliDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche11518 Laps
34LMP1T.Dillmann, O.Webb, P.RubertiByKOLLES Racing TeamENSO CLM/Gibson9538 Laps

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