Wet and dry track conditions on ELMS free practice day in Imola.
The main goal was to end the race with at least a car.
At the front of two races at this week-end, the latest prototype designed by Oreca Technology has shown its best.
The team, cofounded by Sébastien Loeb and Dominique Heintz, is on the entry list for the next 24 Hours of Le Mans with its ORECA 03 LM P2.
Anthony Pons and Soheil Ayari victorious driving the No.48 ORECA-FLM 09 on the 3 Hours of Paul Ricard.
After three hours of race, Murphy Prototypes takes its first victory in ELMS, with the ORECA 03 driven by Jonathan Hirschi and Brendon Hartley.
Driving the No.49, Gary Hirsch and Paul-Loup Chatin need only three points to take the LM PC championship.
Pierre Thiriet by TDS Racing and Signatech-Alpine have equal points in the title race.
Ten prototypes will be on the LMP2 and LMPC grid and there will be 16 LMGTE and GTC cars.
Anthony Pons and Soheil Ayari finished in second place.
The Irish team finished on its first podium of the season.
Pierre Ragues and Nelson Panciatici took the chequered flag after 82 laps of racing over a lap ahead of the nr18 Murphy Prototypes Oreca Nissan of Jonathan Hirschi and Brendon Hartley.
Brendon Hartley set the overall fastest time for Round 4 of the European Le Mans Series, the 3 Hours of the Hungaroring.
The defending champions maintain their advantage to cross the finish line first and in the process take their second consecutive win in the ELMS.
The pair Nico Verdonck/Alex Loan take the second spot on the podium, ahead of Nicky Catsburg/C.O. Jones.