Gary Hirsch1987-04-03 (age 34)
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Gary Hirsch, Jon Lancaster and Bjorn Wirdheim were just three seconds adrift of a podium position after a great fightback.
The team completed a comprehensive program of tests and checks of car and set-up in anticipation of the great race in France.
Amongst 64 cars on the official test day, will be 16 cars from the European Le Mans Series.
Jon Lancaster ruffled more than a few feathers with his overtaking moves on his rivals in last weekend's ELMS-opening round at Silverstone. Sam Smith takes a closer look at the controversy.
Super GT regular Bjorn Wirdheim is planning a return to European competition with a permanent move into the European Le Mans Series. Sam Smith spoke to him at the WEC Prologue test at Paul Ricard.
Formula One teams aren't the only ones partaking in pre-season testing this weekend.
Paul Ricard is the circuit where NewBlood by Morand Racing scored their best result to date.
Ferrari teams take LMGTE and GTC.
In LMP2 the battle is on between Thiriet by TDS Racing, which currently leads, ahead of JOTA Sport and Signatech Alpine.
Photos by Eric Gilbert
Pierre Thiriet, Ludovic Badey and Tristan Gommendy never relaxed the pressure and took the lead in the race less than six minutes from the chequered flag!
Anthony Pons and Soheil Ayari victorious driving the No.48 ORECA-FLM 09 on the 3 Hours of Paul Ricard.
Nelson Panciatici and Pierre Ragues were crowned 2013 ELMS Champions despite finishing 4th overall. Gary Hirsch and Paul Loup Chatin earned the LMPC title while Matt Griffin and Johnny Mowlem grabbed the LMGTE championship.
Driving the No.49, Gary Hirsch and Paul-Loup Chatin need only three points to take the LM PC championship.
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.
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 pair Nico Verdonck/Alex Loan take the second spot on the podium, ahead of Nicky Catsburg/C.O. Jones.
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.
The all Swiss Race Performance team finished the opening day of the European Le Mans Series event at the Red Bull Ring with Patric Niederhauser setting the fastest lap time.
Next rendezvous for Team Endurance Challenge will be July 19 and 20 at the Red Bull Ring, site of the third round of the European Le Mans Series.
The 20-minute qualifying session at Imola took place under blue skies.
Soheil Ayari and Anthony Pons, despite an rib injury, begin the season on a high note for Team Endurance Challenge.
Final testing before the start of the ELMS
Team Endurance Challenge will make its first appearance in competition at Silverstone
The six Team Endurance Challenge drivers took advantage of the ELMS Official Test to actively prepare the first round at Silverstone.
The Signatech-Alpine junior driver and the promising Swiss will drive the third ORECA-FLM 09 entered by Team Endurance Challenge. The two men join Alex Loan/Matthieu Lecuyer and Soheil Ayari/Anthony Pons.