24h Le Mans
27/06/2019 - 17:01

The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans for G-Drive Racing (LMP2)

43 teams (fielding 61 cars) competed in the 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Super Finale of the FIA WEC 2018-19 World Endurance Championship. There were winners, of course, but also mechanical glitches, track incidents and early retirements. Joy for some, disappointment for others... Here’s a summary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the G-Drive Racing, which ran in the LMP2 class.
The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans for G-Drive Racing (LMP2)

Team: G-Drive Racing

Class: LMP2

Car: Aurus 01-Gibson

Drivers:

  • Roman Rusinov (10th participation)
  • Job van Uitert (1st participation)
  • Jean-Eric Vergne (3rd participation)

Former Formula 1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne (58 Grand Prix with Scuderia Toro Rosso) qualified the Aurus 01-Gibson in 13th position with a time of 3:26.257 during the third session. In the race, the Russian team and Signatech Alpine Matmut gave spectators a stunning duel, but at 09:12 on Sunday after a pit stop, the car refused to restart and the team had to change out the starter. Despite the mechanical hiccup, the #26 Aurus 01-Gibson crossed the finish line in 11th place overall and sixth in the LMP2 class.

PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES DU MANS, WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2019, FREE PRACTICE. The #26 Aurus 01-Gibson of Russian team G-Drive Racing shared by Roman Rusinov, Job van Uitert and Jean-Eric Vergne.