24h Le Mans
16/06/2019 - 15:25

24 Hours of Le Mans - Full 2019 race summary for the LMP2 class

Battle raged in LMP2 between TDS Racing, G-Drive and Signatech Alpine and the latter triumphed.
24 Hours of Le Mans - Full 2019 race summary for the LMP2 class

The early stages of the race saw a furious battle between Matthieu Vaxivière in the TDS Racing #28 Oreca 07-Gibson, Nicolas Lapierre in the Signatech Alpine #36 Alpine A470-Gibson and Jean-Eric Vergne in the G-Drive Racing #26 Aurus 01-Gibson. IDEC Sport and DragonSpeed followed.

As the race panned out, G-Drive Racing established itself as the leader of the pack. Job van Uitert got the better of Nicolas Lapierre. In the next stint, Jean-Eric Vergne got the better of Andre Negrao in a well-balanced scrap. But that was before the 28th stop, when the G-Drive Racing #26 Aurus 01 refused to start. When the car came back out, 20 minutes later, it was in 7th place. Therefore, the reliable Jackie Chan DC Racing #38 Oreca 07-Gibson, and the TDS Racing #28 Oreca 07-Gibson take second and third behind the Signatech Alpine Matmut, in what is the third class win after 2016 et 2018.

1 - Signatech Alpine Matmut #36 Alpine A470 - Nicolas Lapierre / André Négrao / Pierre Thiriet
2 - Jackie Chan DC Racing #38 Oreca 07  - Gabriel Aubry / Stéphane Richelmi / Ho-Pin Tung
3 - TDS Racing #28 Oreca 07  - Loïc Duval / François Perrodo / Matthieu Vaxivière