4 Hours of Portimao: Idec Sport take the last pole of the season!

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Last Updated on October 21, 2023

The thrilling 4 Hours of Portimao race is all set to take the spectators by storm as Idec Sport took the last pole of the season. The teams have been preparing rigorously for this event, but none can match the might of Idec Sport in terms of time metrics. Let’s have a look at the top positions in each category.


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Idec Sport, with CHATIN Paul Loup as the driver, stands at the pole position in the LMP2 category, driving an Oreca 07 – Gibson and recording the best lap timing of 1:36.153. Coming in close at the second position is United Autosports USA. Their driver JARVIS Oliver navigated the race track in 1:36.726 having a mere difference of 0.573 seconds. The third slot is seized by Panis Racing, where VAN UITERT Job completed his lap in 1:37.009.


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In the LMP2 Pro AM category, the Proton Competition team carved their name in the first place. Guided by RODA Giorgio and with a lap time of 1:47.179, the team emerged as the best in their class. Racing Team Turkey secured the second position with a difference of 0.137 seconds, where YOLUC Salih finished in 1:47.316. The third step on the podium was claimed by DKR Engineering under the expert control of VAN ROMPUY Tom with a time of 1:47.504.


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In the LMP3 class, the first position goes to team RLR M Sport, led by trio FELBERMAYR Horst, JULIEN Gael, and KAPRZYK Mateusz. The team clocked a commendable time of 1:48.519. COOL Racing claimed the second place with a timing of 1:48.985 and a negligible margin of 0.466 seconds. CHILA Adrien, SIEBERT Marcos, GARCIA Alejandro walked away with the honour. BELL Matthew Richard and ALI Adam of Eurointernational grabbed the third position by clocking 1:48.992.


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In LMGTE, Proton Competition commanded a lead with HARDWICK Ryan as the driver, clocking the best time of 1:58.574 in a Porsche 911 RSR – 19. Kessel Racing followed closely at the second position, with KIMURA Takeshi recording a time of 1:58.837 while driving a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo. The third position was yet again secured by Proton Competition, represented by RIED Christian. His performance with a time of 1:58.971 only added to the laurels of the team.

These performances have stirred the enthusiasm for the final race. It will be exciting to see the strategy these teams deploy to push boundaries and outdo their own performances.

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