25 Sep 2016 — Marcelo Aiello won third place in the EGT class in the 1.5 Hours of Spa [Safety Car] [Weather] in Round 4 of the European Le Mans series.
Aiello traded positions back and forth with Nick Phillips in a drawn-out fight for fourth starting midway through, battling over a range of 26 laps. Driving the Corvette C7 ’15, Aiello spent the majority leading Phillips after being engaged by him on lap 8. After losing the spot on lap 24, Aiello cleared Phillips for the second time and into third place on lap 30, and defended it against pressure by Phillips another six laps toward the finish.
Aiello is 12th in the EGT class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as third.
European Le Mans series moves on to its fifth and final round in three weeks at Portugal – GP. The series has 43 drivers competing for points in the multiclass championships.
First place in the EGT class is owned by Barrett Erickson, but the remaining places in the Top 5 are an open ring for 23 drivers in the running. Olivier Fortin, John Van Der Geest, Fahn Thomas, Santino Cannistraci, Marius Mulder, Nuno Miguel Abreu, Felix Fortin, Glyn Jones, Marius Nicolae, April Dillon, Marcelo Aiello, Xavier Eugeni, Nick Phillips, Mark Craggs, Jerry Chen, Paolo Minniti, Kit Tarboton, Brian Fairley, Ze Jesus, Alison Valassa, and Paolo Sassaroli are all within one race of the current podium.
Roberto De Filippis leads the PX1 class championship in a tight campaign over Rob Milliken, separated by just a handful of finishing positions. The title continues to be challenged by Aaron Jackson and Kyran Parkin as well. The Top 5 places are an open ring for nine drivers in the running with one race remaining.
Paul Anstey leads the PX2 class championship in a tight campaign over Standa Sehnal, separated by just a couple grid spots. The title continues to be challenged by Rob Lawrie, David Beranek, Tom Watts, Sherwin Vd Sloot, Sam Hill, John Van Der Geest, Taner Selvi, Norman Bruce, and Felipe Anzolin as well. The Top 5 places are an open field for 11 drivers in the running with one race remaining.