Jefferies’ fine form continues in Asian Le Mans Series

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Axcil Jefferies and his teammates on the winners podium in Dubai

By Munyaradzi Madzokere
TOP Zimbabwean racer Axcil Jefferies had a brilliant start to the season after he guided his team Kessel Racing to two second place finishes in the 2022 Asian Le Mans Series at Dubai Autodrome last weekend.

Competing in the GT Pro-Am class, Jefferies and his Kessel Racing teammates Roman Ziemian and Francesco Zollo played second fiddle to SPS Automotive Performance which made back-to-back victories in the weekend’s two races.

Kessel Racing had pole position going into the second race on Sunday, but Valentin Pierburg, Ian Loggie and Mikael Grenier managed to put the Mercedes AMG GT3 on the top of the podium once again.

The 27-year-old Zimbabwean had the task to take the 488 GT3 Evo home in the four-hour races and claimed the fastest lap, the second fastest in GT3 class during the weekend races.

Looking back, Jefferies bemoaned the yellow caution flags for depriving him the chance of competing for the top spot in the Sunday race.

“Another P2 in yesterday’s race! Flawless job from everyone but an unlucky FCY (full course yellow) cost us the chance to fight for the win!

“Abu Dhabi up next this weekend,” he posted on social media.

It has already been a great start to the season for Jefferies after winning the 24hr Dubai Hour Race at the Dubai Autodrome and the 2022 6 Hours of Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina Circuit in January.

Jefferies will also compete in this season’s International GT Open in a Ferrari 488 GT3 for the Swiss team Kessel Racing

The Asian Le Mans Series continues this weekend with race three and four of the series continuing Yas Marina Circuit, in Abhu Dhabi.

Jefferies will be looking to make the most of his knowledge of the Yas Marina Circuit where he has worked as a senior race instructor for a number of years.

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