The LMGTE and GTC qualifying session started at 09h45, with the prototypes following on track at 10h15. It was an exciting session and has offered an interesting starting grid.
Michael Lyons will graduate into the prestigious European Le Mans Series this year with renowned team AF Corse.
In their AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia #62, Stefano Gai, Andrea Rizzoli and Lorenzo Casé finished second in the points in the GTC group
Ten prototypes will be on the LMP2 and LMPC grid and there will be 16 LMGTE and GTC cars.
Gunnar Jeannette and Frankie Montecalvo ended their first day at the Hungaroring on a high note.
With two races left in the ELMS season, the American drivers sit second in the LM GTE drivers’ standings, just 25 points out of first place.
Co-driver Matt Griffin started the race and drove superbly the first two hours before turning the car over to Johnny Mowlem with the class lead. Mowlem extended the lead before winning by 61 seconds.
In the championship, Joël Camathias and Andrea Bertolini gain one position and are now third, and still on the race for the title.
Team and Drivers now placed 1-2 in points tables.
Mathias Beche and Pierre Thiriet were the victors in their ORECAO3 in Spielberg, Austria for the third round of the European Le Mans Series at the Red Bull Ring.
Set up gamble puts team in a strong race position.
The challenges of working under an awning
A misfiring problem caused by electronics halted the Ferrari’s engine a couple of times.
Montecalvo leads laps in Italian debut at ex-F1 venue.
Matt Griffin secured the LMGTE pole with the Ferrari 458 Italia, the top spot on GTC class belonged with Peter Kox driving the Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3.
Driving two identical Ferrari 458 Italias, Mowlem and his teammates started on pole in the GTE class and then took two of the three podium finishing positions in class.
The Ferrari F458 of JMW Motorsport with Joël Camathias and Andrea Bertolini took an excellent fourth place.
In LMGTE, the pole was taken by Ram Racing's Ferrari team while the GTC honors went to the MOMO Audi No. 65