Porsche promoted to LMGTE Pro winners after No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari disqualification
Porsche have been promoted to winners of the LMGTE Pro category at today’s FIA WEC 4 Hours of Shanghai after the No. 51 AF Corse 488 GTE Evo was disqualified following post-race technical checks.
Ferrari was set to take its first ever LMGTE Pro victory on Chinese soil but the No. 51 car was in breach of the WEC Technical Regulations after the minimum ground clearance was found lower than 50mm.
Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen’s victory in the Porsche 911 RSR sees Porsche GT Team extend its points lead over Aston Martin by 17 points in the standings.
The class runner-up in Shanghai was the No.91 Porsche 911 RSR with Gimmi Bruni and Richard Lietz at the wheel. The No.97 and No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage AMR cars finished third and fourth respectively while the No. 71 AF Corse entry rounded out the top five.
Second consecutive victory for TF Sport in LMGTE Am
In LMGTE Am, it was another dream race weekend for British team TF Sport as Jonny Adam, Charlie Eastwood and Salih Yoluc stormed to their second consecutive LMGTE Am race victory in the No.90 Aston Martin Vantage AMR.
TF Sport’s dominant win sees the team take the lead in the overall LMGTE Am standings – three points ahead of AF Corse.
The No.57 Team Project 1 team of Jeroen Bleekemolen, Larry ten Voorde and Ben Keating took a season best result today with second overall in the Porsche 911 RSR.
Meanwhile, the No.98 Aston Martin trio of Darren Turner, Paul Dalla Lana and Ross Gunn made an incredible comeback from lap one contact to take the third podium spot.
Next up in the FIA WEC calendar is the 8 Hours of Bahrain (12-14 December).
For the full results from Shanghai click HERE.
Click HERE for provisional championship standings.