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6H Estoril, Formula Le Mans : Pegasus Racing makes it 4 !

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After winning four of the last five races, Pegasus Racing dominated in Formula Le Mans. Once again, Julien Schell, Mirko Schultis and Patrick Simon reached the top step of the podium, after a problem-free race. « Patrick took a careful start, because we didn’t want to take any risks.» explains Julien Schell after the podium celebration. « We needed only two points for the Teams title, so that was our goal.» The yellow ORECA-FLM 09 quickly took the upperhand over the competition, led by JMB Racing and Neil Garner Motorsport. The Pegasus Racing car only encountered one alarm. « One hour into the race, we had an issue with the water temperature, but in the end it wasn’t anything serious. We then changed two bodywork covers by precaution. For us, it’s been a busy year, with a podium at each race. At the start of the season, we never could have hope for this. This win puts the finishing touch on a perfect season. »

Race action… After starting from pole, Alex Kapadia (Neil Garner Motorsport) is passed by Patrick Simon (Pegasus Racing) at the start. In the opening laps, Peter Kutemann (JMB Racing) loses several positions to find himself amongst GTEs. After 30 minutes, Neil Garner Motorsport retakes the lead, ahead of Pegasus. During pitstops, the English team takes more time than the team from Strasbourg, giving the lead back to Patrick Simon. The running order remains unchanged until the halfway point, when the No. 92 is forced to stop with an alternator belt problem. Julien Schell is therefore handed the lead, his Formula Le Mans running in 8th overall. Nothing will keep Schell/Simon/Schultis from their romp to victory. The trio taking another victory and confirming the Drivers and Teams championships. The duo of Kutemann/Marroc finish a lap behind, while Kapadia/Greaves/Hartshorne reach the third step of the podium. JMB Racing finishes second in the championship behind Pegasus Racing.