4 Hours of Monza 2022 : TDS Racing x Vaillante’s second pole of the season

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#31 Oreca 07 – Gibson / TDS RACING x VAILLANTE / Mathias Beche
Last Updated on July 2, 2022

Mathias Beche has secured his and TDS Racing x Vaillante’s second pole of the 2022 European Le Mans Series in the qualifying session ahead of the 4 Hours of Monza. The Swiss driver set an impressive pace, going two-tenths quicker than James Allen’s provisional pole time of 1m38.625 in the Algarve Pro Racing Oreca. Beche’s time of 1m38.032 secured him the pole position, with Job Van Uitert joining him on the front row of the grid in the no65 Panis Racing Oreca. Pietro Fittipaldi claimed the third position on the grid in the no43 Inter Europol Competition Oreca, pushing James Allen down to fourth by just 0.057s.

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#31 Oreca 07 – Gibson / TDS RACING x VAILLANTE / Philppe Cimadomo / Mathias Beche / Tijmen Van der Helm

LMP3: Jakobsen Scores Three from Three in Monza

Malthe Jakobsen took his third pole of the 2022 season for Cool Racing in the LMP3 category, putting the no17 Ligier-Nissan at the head of the grid by nearly eight tenths. Nicolas Pino in the no13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier pushed Kay Van Berlo’s no3 United Autosports Ligier to the second position by just 0.001s. Malthe Jakobsen then put in an impressive time of 1m43.627, which was 0.794s ahead of Pino’s time. The session was halted with just over two minutes remaining after Antoine Doquin’s no27 Cool Racing Ligier went off the track into the gravel at Parabolica, but the remaining LMP3 cars were able to put in one more fast lap when the car was moved to safety. Jakobsen and Pino secured the front row of the LMP3 grid, with row two featuring an all United Autosports line-up with Van Berlo’s no3 Ligier JS P320 being joined by Finn Gehrsitz in the no2 Ligier-Nissan.

LMGTE: Ried Takes Pole at Monza for Proton Competition

Christian Ried claimed the no77 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR-19’s first pole position since Barcelona last season in the LMGTE category. Sarah Bovy in the no83 Iron Lynx Ferrari was the early pace-setter, but Ried then went into provisional pole position with a 1m49.051 lap, just 0.071s ahead of Bovy. Ahmad Al Harthy secured the third position in the no69 Oman Racing with TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage. Ried then went quicker on his last lap to claim the pole position with a 1m48.859, with the no83 Iron Lynx Ferrari in second spot. Andrew Haryanto in the no18 Absolute Racing Porsche moved into third spot on the grid on the final lap, pushing the no66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari down to fourth.

The 4 Hours of Monza, Round 3 of the 2022 European Le Mans Series, is scheduled to start at 11h30 on Sunday, 3 July.

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