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Team WRT take 2023 LMP2 crown after victory in Bahrain


MEDIABALAP.com (Jakarta) – Team WRT celebrated winning the final ever LMP2 race in the FIA WEC with the No.41 Oreca-Gibson of Robert Kubica, Rui Andrade and Louis Deletraz taking the title in style with a well-executed victory.

Kubica took the checkered flag to achieve a third race win of the season and WRT’s fourth straight victory in Bahrain.

The triumph for the Belgian squad ensured that Kubica, Andrade and Deletraz sealed the LMP2 drivers’ title after capitalising on a long late pit-stop for the sister No.31 Team WRT entry of Robin Frijns, Sean Gelael and Ferdinand Habsburg. Champions Team WRT finish the year with a total of 173 points, 59 points ahead of second-placed Inter Europol Competition. 

Completing the podium in Bahrain was the No.28 JOTA Oreca-Gibson driven by Oliver Rasmussen, Pietro Fittipaldi and David Heinemeier-Hansson.

Prema Racing claimed its best combined result of the season with ourth and fifth, as the No.9 car of Filip Ugran, Juan Manuel Correa and Bent Viscaal headed home the Daniil Kvyat, Doriane Pin and Mirko Bortolotti crewed No.63 entry.

Le Mans victors Inter Europol Competition completed the top six despite an intermittent technical issue losing the Polish team time earlier in the race.

Albert Costa won the Goodyear WingFoot award for best average double stint during the race. Meanwhile, Filipe Albuquerque won the season award for the best overall average across the 2023 season.

The 2024 FIA WEC season will resume in February next year for the season-opening Prologue and round one in Doha, Qatar. (arl/wto/fiawec)

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