Signatech Alpine Matmut was officially awarded the Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 winners trophy today at Fuji Speedway, following the FIA Court of Appeal’s final decision on G-Drive Racing/TDS Racing’s appeal on the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours result lasdt week.
The trophy was presented to the team by Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, to Philippe Sinault, Signatech Alpine’s team principal, together with Regis Fricotté, commercial director at Alpine, and the team’s chief mechanic, David Vincent.
The team’s three Le Mans-winning drivers, Nicolas Lapierre, Pierre Thiriet and Andre Negrao were also present for the celebrations in pit lane.
With the result now official, Signtech Alpine now has two Le Mans LMP2 wins in three years, following its victoru back in 2016.
For Lapierre it’s his third class win, and means that he has now won his class every time he’s been entered in LMP2. Its the first win for Thiriet and Negrao. The 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours was Thiriet’s eighth start, it adds to his resume which includes two second-place finishes in LMP2.