Endurance. Acura wins at Petit Le Mans, Blomqvist and Jarvis champions

The IMSA 2022 title could not escape Acura. The Japanese brand takes the last crown of the DPi prototype era at Petit Le Mans. After ten breathtaking hours of racing on the Road Atlanta track, the winners of the 24 Hours of Daytona, Tom Blomqvist, Oliver Jarvis and Helio Castroneves (Meyer Shank). won ahead of the Cadillacs of Pipo Derani, Toulouse’s Olivier Pla and Mike Conway (Whelen Engineering Racing) and Mike Rockenfeller, Kamui Kobayashi and Jimmie Johnson ((Ally).

The English Blomqvist and Jarvis obtain the pilot title.

Felipe Albuquerque, Ricky Taylor supported by Brendon Hartley (Wayne Taylor Racing) were fighting for victory and the title before being delayed by a mechanical problem twelve minutes from the checkered flag.

Still in contention for victory with 50 minutes to go, Le Manceau Sébastien Bourdais (Cadillac – Chip Ganassi Racing) saw his chances reduced to nil when his team-mate Renger van der Zande and the sister car driven by Earl Bamber collided in a bend.

The two French Loïc Duval, Tristan Vautier (Cadillac JCD Racing) were forced to retire.

The LMP2 returns to the Oreca of the Swiss Louis Deletraz.

The GTD-Pro category, we find six the first sixx grouped in ten seconds. The victory is won by the Ferrai du Risi competition. Frenchman Mathieu Jaminet and New Zealander Matt Campbell (Porsche 911) are the 2022 champions.

The final classification of Petit Le Mans 2022

1. #60 Oliver Jarvis, Tom Blomqvist, Helio Castroneves. Meyer Shank Racing – Acura ARX-05 DPi.

2. #31 Pipo Derani, Olivier Pla, Mike Conway. Whelen Engineering Racing, Cadillac DP

3. #48 Mike Rockenfeller, Kamui Kobayashi, Jimmie Johnson. Ally Cadillac – Cadillac DPi.

4. #01 Sebastien Bourdais, Renger van der Zande, Scott Dixon. Chip Ganassi Racing, Cadillac DPi.

5. #10 Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Brendon Hartley. Wayne Taylor Racing, Acura ARX-05 DPi

8. #02 Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn, Ryan Hunter-Reay. Chip Ganassi Racing, Cadillac DPi.

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