Following post-race technical scrutineering at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, competitor no.13 was found guilty of infringements. The Stewards therefore disqualified the car, with a direct impact on the standings for the event. Driven by Nelson Panciatici, Pierre Ragues and André Negrão, the no.35 Alpine A470 therefore finished the event in fourth position in the overall standings and third in the LMP2 category. Promoted to eighth in its category, the no.36 car – shared by Romain Dumas, Gustavo Menezes and Matt Rao – also scored points for fifth place in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The crew therefore moves up to third position in the FIA LMP2 Trophy.
Commenting on the announcement Alpine’s Deputy Managing Director said, “Although it’s late in coming, this decision shows the sporting fairness that is applied in the FIA World Endurance Championship and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We are just disappointed that our team was unable to celebrate the result of the no.35 car on the podium. Following the victory of the A442B in 1978, the fourth place of the no.35 A470 is now Alpine’s second best overall result at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”