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MUNDIAL WEC - DOIS PODIOS PARA A NIELSEN NO DUBAI

Sexta, 19 Fevereiro 2021 00:44 | Actualizado em Terça, 15 Junho 2021 00:03

Two podiums in two races for Nielsen

Heading into the final lap of the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series at Dubai Autodrome, it was game on for Matt Bell in the Nielsen Racing #8 Ligier LMP3 entry as he ran in fourth position with two rivals within striking distance ahead. A lap later, he and teammate Rodrigo Sales were celebrating a hard-fought podium position after a tenacious drive from the pairing.
 

While the #8 crew celebrated third in class, the #9 pairing of Tony Wells and Colin Noble were left disappointed after a left front suspension failure forced the Scot to retire from the four-hour race, following a long battle with Matt for position during the middle stages of the race. Nielsen Racing looks forward to Yas Marina, where the two final races of the season will be held in just a few days.

4 Hours of Dubai Race 2 results

No. 8 | Rodrigo Sales & Matt Bell
Qualified - P9 1:53.232 
Race - P3 P9 overall after 117 laps
No. 9 | Tony Wells & Colin Noble
Qualified - P6 1:52.838 
Race - Retired after 96 laps
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Matt Bell #8 Ligier JS P320

“We had a pretty challenging weekend so the podium at the end felt very rewarding! We were working through some issues throughout testing and qualifying which was hampering our performance quite a bit. The Nielsen team worked tirelessly to get through them though and the rewards for that effort began to show in race 1 with Rodrigo showing some great pace, matching the leaders through the middle portion of the stint. Unfortunately a run in with a GT car shortly before the second round of pit stops tipped Rodrigo into the wall and our race was over.

“We got another chance the next day though and after another great performance from my team mate I was able to battle up to 3rd! I want to thank my Nielsen crew for the massive effort they put in this week, hopefully we can keep the momentum going and aim higher on the podium in Abu Dhabi next week!."

             2021 Asian Le Mans Championship Standings

 

Asian Le Mans LMP3

 Pos  

 Points

#9 

 Wells/Noble

 4th

 18 

#8 

 Sales/Bell

 5th

15

About the 4 Hours of Abu Dhabi

The Asian Le Mans will be holding two day-to-night races in Yas Marina, with two separate qualifying sessions on Friday morning.

Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island
  • GP circuit · 21 turns
  • 5.554 km /3.451 mi
More information  Attendance subjected to COVID-19 restrictions.
  The races will be shown live for free in the Asian Le Mans channels.
 

Nielsen's 2021 racing calendar

13/2

    4H Dubai I

   R1

    Asian Le Mans

14/2

    4H Dubai II

   R2

    Asian Le Mans

19/2

    4H Abu Dhabi I

   R3

    Asian Le Mans

20/2

    4H Abu Dhabi II

   R4

    Asian Le Mans

12/4

    Barcelona official test

18/4

    4H Barcelona

   R1

    European Le Mans

16/5

    4H Red Bull Ring

   R2

    European Le Mans

11/7

    4H Monza

   R3

    European Le Mans

29/8

    4H Le Castellet

   R4

    European Le Mans

19/9

    4H Spa-Francorchamps          

   R5

    European Le Mans

      24/10

    4H Portimão

   R6

    European Le Mans

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