Paul Ricard ELMS: Jota Sport penalty gives Greaves Motorsport win

The Jota Sport Gibson team has lost its victory in the European Le Mans Series event at Paul Ricard for a drive-time infraction

Paul Ricard ELMS: Jota Sport penalty gives Greaves Motorsport win

The Jota Gibson-Nissan 015S was awarded a 45-second time penalty nearly three hours after the chequered flag because Filipe Albuquerque drove for longer than the one hour and 30 minutes allowed for a platinum-rated driver.

The penalty moves the car Albuquerque shared with Harry Tincknell and Simon Dolan to third place behind the Greaves Motorsport Gibson of Jon Lancaster, Bjorn Wirdheim and Gary Hirsch and AF Racing's Nissan-engined BR Engineering BR01 shared by Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin.

Albuquerque, who drove the second and third stints of the four-hour race for Jota, remained in the car for 1m57.770s longer than the 90-minute maximum.

The decision means that the Jota trio lead the championship by one point rather than 18 going into the ELMS finale at Estoril next month.

They now have 76 points to the Greaves drivers' 75 and the 66 of TDS Racing's Tristan Gommendy, Pierre Thiriet and Ludovic Badey.

REVISED RESULT - 123 LAPS:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Gap
1 LMP2 G.Hirsch, B.Wirdheim, J.Lancaster Greaves Motorsport Gibson/Nissan 4h01m29.450s
2 LMP2 M.Aleshin, K.Ladygin, V.Shaytar AF Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 5.169s
3 LMP2 S.Dolan, F.Albuquerque, H.Tincknell JOTA Sport Gibson/Nissan 14.710s
4 LMP2 M.Mediani, D.Markozov, N.Minassian AF Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 1m00.880s
5 LMP2 T.Krohn, N.Jonsson, O.Pla Krohn Racing Ligier/Judd 1 Lap
6 LMP2 P.Thiriet, L.Badey, T.Gommendy Thiriet by TDS Racing ORECA/Nissan 1 Lap
7 LMP2 L.Roussel, D.Cheng Pegasus Racing Morgan/Nissan 2 Laps
8 LMP2 M.Munemann, J.Winslow, A.Roda Algarve Pro Racing Ligier/Nissan 2 Laps
9 LMGTE J.Laursen, M.Mac, A.Rizzoli Formula Racing Ferrari 6 Laps
10 LMGTE A.Priaulx, H.Hassid, J.Krohn BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW 7 Laps
11 LMGTE R.Smith, R.Butcher, J.Cocker JMW Motorsport Ferrari 8 Laps
12 LMGTE R.Lietz, M.Mapelli, C.Ried Proton Competition Porsche 8 Laps
13 LMGTE A.Talkanitsa, A.Talkanitsa Jr., A.P.Guidi AT Racing Ferrari 8 Laps
14 LMGTE D.Cameron, M.Griffin, A.Scott AF Corse Ferrari 8 Laps
15 LMGTE M.Wainwright, A.Carroll, P.Keen Gulf Racing UK Porsche 8 Laps
16 GTC F.Perera, D.Lunardi, E.Dermont TDS Racing BMW 10 Laps
17 LMP3 C.Hoy, C.Robertson Team LNT Ginetta/Nissan 10 Laps
18 GTC T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, S.Hall AF Corse Ferrari 10 Laps
19 LMP3 R.Lacorte, G.Sernagiotto Cetilar Villorba Corse Ginetta/Nissan 10 Laps
20 GTC C.Elgaard, K.Poulsen, S.Moller Massive Motorsport Aston Martin 11 Laps
21 GTC M.Rasmussen, A.De Leener, F.Guedes AF Corse Ferrari 11 Laps
22 LMP3 K.Calko, M.Van Oostrum, D.Matijosaitis SVK by Speed Factory Ginetta/Nissan 11 Laps
- LMP2 N.de Bruijn, R.Bradley Eurasia Motorsport ORECA/Nissan Retirement
- LMGTE P.Mann, A.Bertolini, M.Cressoni AF Corse Ferrari Retirement
- LMP2 N.Berthon, M.Lyons, M.Patterson Murphy Prototypes ORECA/Nissan Retirement
- GTC G.Roda, I.Melnikov, M.Cioci AF Corse Ferrari Retirement
- LMP3 M.Simpson, G.Paletou Team LNT Ginetta/Nissan Retirement

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