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TDS Dominates Red Bull Ring

Mathias Beche, Pierre Thiriet take top honors at Red Bull Ring…


Mathias Beche and Pierre Thiriet at the wheel of Thiriet by TDS Racing ORECA 03 Nissan finished the third round of 2013 ELMS season on the first step of the general podium at Red Bull Ring in Austria, ahead of No. 36 Signatech Alpine of Pierre Ragues and Nelson Panciatici. Natacha Gachnang and Franck Mailleux driving No. 43 Morgan Judd of Morand Racing climbed onto the third step of the podium.

The overall podium was a carbon copy of the top three finish at round 2 held at Imola in May.

In the LMPC Category Gary Hirsch and Paul Loup Chatin win for the second time of the season at the wheel of Team Endurance Challenge FLM09 No. 49, ahead of teammates Alex Loan and Nico Verdonck in the No. 47 FLM09 Algarve Pro Racing FLM09 No. 46 claimed third place in the class on the series debut.

In the LMGTE category, Ram Racing sandwiched the No. 66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari F458 Italia of Andrea Bertolini and Joel Camathias, with Johnny Mowlem and Matt Griffin in No. 52 on the first place, and No. 53 Ferrari of Gunnar Jeannette and Frank Montecalvo, third.

SMP Racing Ferrari F458 GT3 claims victory for the second consecutive time after Imola, with Imola race victors Fabio Babini, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin winning in the No. 69 car. No. 62 AF Corse Ferrari driven by Andrea Rizzoli, Stefano Gai and Lorenzo Casé finished second, while the only BMW Z4 of Ecurie Ecosse (Ollie Millroy, Andrew Smith and Alasdair McCaigh) finishes third of the class.

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