The United Autosports Oreca claimed victory at the 4 Hours of Aragon after an eventful race on Spanish soil. Starting from pole position, Oliver Jarvis led the field to the chequered flag, nearly 15 seconds ahead of the rest of the pack. The race included two Full Course Yellows and one Safety Car period as the cars raced into darkness. IDEC Sport Oreca finished second behind the no22 Oreca, with the LMP2 podium place being concluded by the Algarve Pro Racing Oreca.
The LMP2 category saw the no83 AF Corse Oreca take the Pro/Am win, with Matthieu Vaxiviere finishing ahead of the no24 Nielsen Racing Oreca. The no34 Racing Team Turkey Oreca was fighting for the lead, but a technical issue in the pitstop delayed the car and they finished 9th in class.
LMP2 PRO AM
In the LMP2 Pro/Am category, Giorgio Roda in the no99 Proton Competition Oreca got ahead of Salih Yoluç in the no34 Racing Team Turkey, and in the LMP3 class where the no11 Eurointernational Ligier of Adam Ali moved into the lead ahead of the pole sitting no13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier of Miguel Cristóvão. The no99 Proton Competition Oreca came in for fuel and tyres, allowing the no34 Racing Team Turkey Oreca back into the lead. The no24 Nielsen Racing Oreca of Ben Hanley was ahead of the no34 Racing Team Turkey of Charlie Eastwood, with the no83 AF Corse Oreca of Alessio Rovera in 4th behind Gianmaria Bruni in the no99 Proton Competition Oreca.
The LMP3 victory went to the no17 COOL Racing Ligier after a great battle with the no12 WTM by Rinaldi Racing Duqueine and the no35 Ultimate Ligier. Marcos Siebert took the chequered flag with a 25-second margin after 4-hours of racing. The leading no11 Eurointernational and second place no13 Inter Europol Competition Ligiers were given 2m40s stop and go penalties for a pass around infringement while behind the earlier Safety Car. This put the no12 WTM by Rinaldi Racing Duqueine of Torsten Kratz in front with the no17 COOL Racing Ligier of Alejandro Garcia three seconds behind.
The no57 Kessel Racing Ferrari fended off a determined challenge from the no16 Proton Competition Porsche in the later stages of the race, with Davide Rigon celebrating his 37th birthday with victory champagne. The Italian finished 10 seconds ahead of Alessio Picariello in the no16 Porsche, with Martin Rump finishing in 3rd after an impressive fight back by the Estonian and his teammates Richard Lietz and Michael Fassbender after the Hollywood actor’s car was hit off the track early in the race. The no66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari, driven by Martin Berry, made the most of his pole to lead the field, but was passed by the no50 Formula Racing Ferrari of Johnny Laursen on lap 2. However, Berry kept the pressure on Laursen for the first hour of the race.