OAK promoted to the podium

 after Spa disqualifications

Top five finish in Spa for OAK Racing’s Lahaye and Ajlani

The #35 OAK Racing Pescarolo-Mazda of Matthieu Layahe and Karim Ajlani has been awarded an LMP2 podium finish in the Spa 1000kms after a number of disqualifications following post-race scrutineering.

The #29 Racing Box Lola-Judd and #32 Team Barazi Epsilon Zytek, which finished third and fourth, have both been excluded from the official results after being found to have failed to comply with the series’ technical regulations. The #26 Bruichladdich Bruneau Radical SR9, which finished sixth in the original LMP2 results, has also been disqualified.

The news not only gives OAK Racing their first podium finish of the season, but also the team’s first with new partners Mazda, for whom John Doonan, competitions manager for North America, was present at Spa supporting the team. It also represents a maiden Le Mans Series podium finish for Syrian driver Karim Ajlani, who joined the French team this season.

OAK Racing, Team Mazda France has now moved into fifth in the teams’ standings with eight points, just three behind championship leaders Team Essex.

Revised LMP2 Results – Spa 1000kms

LMP2 classification:

1) #31 Team Essex - Elgaard, Poulsen, Collard - Porsche RS Spyder, 139 laps – 11 pts2) #33 Speedy Racing - Pompidou, Kane, Leuenberger - Lola Judd, +19.629sec – 8 pts3) #35 OAK Racing - Lahaye, Ajlani - Pescarolo Mazda - 132 laps – 6-2=4 pts4) #38 Pegasus Racing - Schell, Thirion - Courage-Oreca AER - 127 laps – 5 pts5) #39 KSM - Noda, Sini, Marsh – Lola Mazda - 115 laps – 4 pts6) #37 WR Salini – Salini, Salini, Gommendy – WR Zytek – 3 pts7) #40 Quifel ASM Team – Amaral, Pla – Ginetta Zytek – 101 laps – 2pts

LMP2 Teams’ standings (after two rounds)

1 #31 Team Essex – 11pts2 #29 Racing Box – 10pts3 #40 Quifel ASM Team – 10pts4 #33 Speedy Racing Team Sabeh – 10pts5 #35 OAK Racing – 8pts6 #30 Racing Box – 7pts7 #26 Bruichladdich Bruneau – 5pts8 #38 Pegasus Racing -5pts9 #39 KSM – 4pts10 #24 OAK Racing – 3pts= #37 WR Salini – 3pts

LMP2 Drivers’ standings (after two rounds)

1 Emmanuel Collard – 11pts= Casper Elgaard – 11pts2 Thomas Biagi – 10pts= Matteo Bobbi – 10pts= Andrea Piccini – 10pts3 Miguel Amaral – 10pts= Oliver Pla – 10pts4 Jonny Kane – 10pts= Xavier Pompidou – 10pts5 Benjamin Leuenberger – 8pts6 Karim Ajlani – 8pts= Matthieu Lahaye – 8pts7 Andrea Ceccato – 7pts= Filippo Franciono – 7pts= Giacomo Piccini – 7pts8 Pierre Bruneau – 5pts= Nigel Greensall – 5pts= Stuart Moseley – 5pts9 Julien Schell – 5pts= Philippe Thirion – 5pts10 Richard Hein – 3pts= Jacques Nicolet – 3pts


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