4 Hours of Monza 2022 : IDEC Sport wins in the Drama

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Last Updated on July 3, 2022

French team IDEC Sport emerged victorious in the 4 Hours of Monza, marking their first win since the 2019 4 Hours of Portimão. Paul Loup Chatin took the chequered flag after a race filled with drama, finishing ahead of Panis Racing and Prema Racing. The race saw multiple Safety Car periods and a Full Course Yellow.

However, Prema Racing was later penalized with a 10-second post-race penalty, demoting them to fifth place. As a result, Muehlner Motorsport moved into the final podium position, marking the Belgian team’s first podium finish in the LMP2 category.

LMP3 and LMGTE Winners

In the LMP3 category, Euro Interpol Competition secured victory with Guilherme Oliveira crossing the finish line nine seconds ahead of 360 Racing. Reigning champions Iron Lynx took the win in the LMGTE class, with Davide Rigon piloting the Ferrari 488 GTE EVO to the top spot.

However, the victory for Iron Lynx remains provisional as the team was disqualified for pushing their car to the pitlane, which is against the regulations. Iron Lynx has appealed the decision.

Despite the intense heat, with an air temperature of 32 degrees and a track temperature of 48 degrees, the race showcased thrilling battles and incidents. The 42-car field was led by the TDS Racing x Vaillante Oreca at the start, but Panis Racing quickly overtook to claim the lead.

Safety Car periods were declared throughout the race due to various incidents, including collisions and cars going off track. These interruptions added to the excitement and challenged the teams’ strategies.

At the end of the race, IDEC Sport emerged as the winners in the LMP2 category, while Euro Interpol Competition and Iron Lynx secured victories in LMP3 and LMGTE respectively. However, the final results remain provisional due to ongoing appeals and investigations.

The next round of the 2022 European Le Mans Series will take place at the 4 Hours of Barcelona on August 28th.

CLICK HERE for the result from the 4 Hours of Monza.

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