ELMS: Prototypes in testing at Paul Ricard


John Stevens from Agencedixsept has been at the ELMS testing in Paul Ricard. It has been a great way to whet our appetite for the season ahead! John brings us these great photos

But first, a short explanation at what happed in testing…

The final day of the 2022 European Le Mans Series Official Test at the Circuit Paul Ricard saw the no9 Prema Racing Oreca 07-Gibson set the fastest overall lap ahead of the opening race, the 4 Hours of Le Castellet.

Reigning champion Louis Deletraz posted a 1m43.662 lap of the 5.771km track in the 4-hour morning session, just 0.097s faster than his teammate Ferdinand Habsburg.Both times were faster than the best lap on Day One, set by Yifei Ye in the no37 Cool Racing Oreca (1m43.856), which was also beaten by Patrick Pilet in no28 IDEC Sport Oreca, the French driver setting a time of 1m43.773.

The top LMP2 Pro/Am car during the two-day test was the no51 Team Virage Oreca with a 1m43.941 lap.

The overall fastest time in the LMP3 class was set in the morning session on Day One by the no17 Cool Racing Ligier of Malthe Jakobsen.The Dane’s 1m50.106 lap proved to be unbeatable in the four sessions that followed, with Alex Kapadia in the no5 RLR MSport Ligier coming closest with a 1m50.126 (+0.020s) lap in this morning’s session.

The no15 RLR MSport Ligier of Valentino Catalano was third quickest overall with a 1m50.233, also set in this morning’s session.

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By John Stevens. Words from PR

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