Audi led the first half of round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with both R18 cars in commanding style. But in the end, its strong performance, with a trophy for second place, did not produce the desired reward. In the fifth hour, car number 7 lost a lot of time due to a collision in which its driver was not at fault. During an overtaking maneuver, a lapped race car hit the Audi which subsequently spun into the guardrail. The sister car, number 8, that was leading for a long time, lost ground following several incidents and recovered to second place.
Suspense galore in the second half of the season: In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on Saturday, September 17, Audi is aiming to win at Austin for the third time. The battles for victory in the WEC by the brand with the four rings have seldom been as close as in 2016 – twice, in the two most recent races, Audi has had chances of claiming the winners’ trophy up until the end, just barely missing it in second place on both occasions. In Texas, the tide is set to turn.
Ferrari left Mexico with two podiums at the end of a race in which the drivers and the entire AF Corse team gave their all. In the GTE-Pro class a perfect strategy when the rain began to fall over the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez, enabled the 488 no. 51 of Gianmaria "Gimmi" Bruni and James Calado, and the no. 71 of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon, to gain several places. In GTE-Am class the 458 Italia of François Perrodo, Rui Aguas and Emmanuel Collard took second place after starting in penultimate position.
Greaves Motorsport marked its return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with a strong performance today in Mexico City – scoring fifth place in the LM P2 class at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
After yesterday’s Qualifying, Car #44 started from P5 of the LM P2 class for the 6 hours of Mexico with Richard driving first. Richard made a good start but there were lots of battles in the first lap which resulted in him coming around in P7 after lap one. Some time was lost after Richard had contact with the barriers at turn 12 whilst fighting for position with another car.
Aston Martin Racing Claims Victory At 6 Hours Of Mexico
Aston Martin Racing is celebrating an emphatic victory, as the British squad claimed a 1-3 finish at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) 6 Hours of Mexico, with an Aston Martin Racing entry leading the GTE Pro category for the entire race.
Audi showed a strong battle in round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following Audi’s pole position, both Audi R18 cars took turns leading the race in Mexico in the early stage. Car number 8, however, lost more than 30 minutes after suffering damage at the end of the third hour. The number 7 sister car recovered from fifth to second place following some setbacks.
RGR Sport Takes Victory At 6 Hours Of Mexico Presented By At&T
The 6 Hours of Mexico presented by AT&T was nothing short of the perfect weekend for the solo Mexican team in the FIA World Endurance Championship after qualifying on pole and winning the race amongst their home crowd.
Suspense-Filled Race Ends With Second Place For Alpine
The 6 Hours of Mexico, the first of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship’s (WEC) long-haul fixtures, lived up every bit to its promise, providing the large crowd of connoisseur spectators with a chance to discover the discipline’s elite at close quarters.
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