Yifei Ye ends European Le Mans Series campaign with podium finish in Portimao

Yifei Ye ends European Le Mans Series campaign with podium finish in Portimao

17.10.2022: Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific Selected Driver Yifei Ye secured a third podium of the season in the final round of the 2022 European Le Mans Series campaign at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Following top-three finishes at Imola and Barc


Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific Selected Driver Yifei Ye secured a third podium of the season in the final round of the 2022 European Le Mans Series campaign at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.
 


Following top-three finishes at Imola and Barcelona, the Chinese driver capped off an excellent drive in the #37 COOL Racing Oreca 07 to secure third in Portugal. Starting 11th, Niklas Krütten and Nicolas Lapierre made strong progress through the field before Ye safely brought the car home on the undulating Portimao track.
 


Shanghai-based Absolute Racing completed their first full European campaign in the #18 Porsche 911 RSR, with Indonesian racer Andrew Haryanto, former Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific Selected Driver Alessio Picariello and Estonian Martin Rump taking seventh.
 


Meanwhile, the China Endurance Championship returned to the Ningbo International Circuit, with Ye Pengcheng and Pang Changyuan securing second-place in Race 3 for Winmax Blackjack Racing in the #911 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.



 

 

Yifei Ye, #37 COOL Racing Oreca 07: “The race today wasn’t the easiest given the changeable conditions, but we did really well as a team to move through the field and take a podium finish. It started to rain as I jumped in the car, so I had to be really careful on slick tyres and I managed to keep it on the track before it dried up.

 

For the rest of the race I was pushing hard to take P2, but we’re happy with the result and it’s a good end to the championship. Thanks to the team and my teammates for the season!”
 


Alexandre Gibot, Managing Director Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific Ltd.: “
Yifei has had a really strong season in the European Le Mans Series and I’m delighted he’s finished the campaign with another podium.  


We would also like to acknowledge the great accomplishment for Absolute Racing to complete their first full European Le Mans Series campaign and we’re really pleased with what Andrew, Alessio and Martin achieved this year.



Finally, it’s fantastic to have Porsche representation on the podium in China, with Winmax Blackjack Racing securing P2 at Ningbo.”




 Pole Limited,  photos Paola Depalmas,  China Endurance Championship






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17.10.2022 / MaP

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