Josef Král started the twelve-hour race from pole position, thanks to which he avoided a collision just after the start in the introductory technical passage. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 # 58 of the MP Racing team collided with the Ferrari 488 GT3 # 8 of the Swiss team Kessel Racing, for which such an endurance race at Paul Ricard ended very soon.
The king circled behind the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GT3 # 11 during his opening stint, but the German Herberth Motorsport team gradually took over the reins. In his typically black Porsche 911 GT3 R # 91, the matched quartet Daniel Allemann, Ralf Bohn, Alfred Renauer, Robert Renauer took turns again.
This year’s GT champions in the Asian Le Mans Series finally won their second Mugello victory in a row at Paul Ricard, Porsche # 91 was brought to the finish line in first place by Ralf Bohn with a one-lap tip ahead of Josef Král in the Czech Ferrari.
The co-commentator of F1 transmissions and the winner of the GP2 race again alternated with the Slovak racer Miroslav Výboh and his son Matúš. For the Slovak riders, this was only the second race with GT3 technology after Mugello, but they were again able to rejoice in the podium.
“After a beautiful second place from the 12-hour race in Mugello, it was more of a responsibility this time, because we wanted to confirm our speed. On the other hand, we tamed expectations, because it was a completely new track for Mira and Matúš, on which they had never raced before. In the end, it is a great result again! For myself, I am glad that I managed to set the pole position and the fastest lap of the race, “wrote Josef Král on the F1sport website.
The Audi R8 LMS GT3 # 18 finished third to Paul Ricard, alternating between Michael Doppelmayr, Pierre Kaffer, Elia Erhart and Swen Herberger.
The next race of the 24H Series season will be the 12-hour race at the Hockenheimring on May 23.