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V8 Racing Renault RS01 Wins Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello

V8 Racing Renault RS01 wins at Mugello…

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The No. 333 V8 Racing Renault RS01 FGT3 has won the Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello.

Luc Braams, Max Braams, Nicky Pastorelli and Miguel Ramos drove a near flawless race and took home their first overall win in the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook.

The Renault drivers covered a total distance of 1,800 kilometers.

Hofor-Racing finished second with its Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, finishing four laps down on the V8 Racing Renault.

It was the Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS that led the most laps in the race and it looked destined for victory, before disaster struck the team that won the SP3 class in 2015.

With just under 90 minutes remaining the Audi suffered a gearbox problem and lost the lead to the V8 Racing Renault RS01 FGT3.

Half an hour later the problems resurfaced and as Ratcliffe came to a halt on the track he was hit by an unsighted DINAMIC SRL Porsche 991 Cup car.

Third place overall went to the GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3, finishing five laps behind the race winners.

The IDEC Sport Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 claimed fourth place overall and the victory in the A6-Am class, the second consecutive class win for father and son Lafargue and Abergel in the event.

GDL team Asia won the SPX class with its Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo, finishing four laps ahead of the second placed Vincenzo Sospiri Racing car.

In the 991 class for Porsche 991 Cup cars MRS GT-Racing of Americans Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub and Joe Foster took the top spot.

LMS Engineering dominated the SP2 class, finishing 12 laps ahead of the Speedlover Porsche 991 Cup, while the Italian Nova Race team scored a convincing 1-2 victory in the SP3 class.

There were five Code 60 interruptions in the second part of the race, with a total time of 33 minutes and 8 seconds run under Code 60.

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