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The final act of the 2013 FIA WEC also marked the first anniversary of the partnership between the world-renowned endurance competition and TUDOR.
OAK Racing scores a double double in the FIA World Endurance Championship in the LM P2 teams’ and drivers’ categories!
With an impressive third place finish alongside TOYOTA Racing and AUDI on the podium of the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the ORECA 03 LM P2 takes its sixth victory in eight rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship!
In terms of sheer performance the results were below those usually recorded by the french team, but it has not lowered its ambitions.
As dusk fell over the Bahrain International Circuit and temperatures started to drop (to 22oC, with 88% humidity), the five LMP1s and 9 LMP2s took to the track for the final qualifying session of the year.
The final round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Bahrain, begin Thursday, November 28 with two free practices.
Final showdown in the WEC 2013 season will take place on the Sakhir circuit.
The FIA World Endurance Championship finale – the 6 Hours of Bahrain – will be held on November 30.
OAK Racing was on a double mission when the three prototype Morgan-Nissan LM P2s shod with Dunlop tyres took up their places on the grid.
The race was won by the No.1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler, the No.7 Toyota crossed the finish line in second place.
The nr7 Toyota TS030 hybrid holds the overall lead in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
Jacques Nicolet and Keiko Ihara will share no. 45 Morgan-Nissan with young Chinese hotshoe, David Cheng, the only Chinese driver in the race.
The race was stopped after 3 hours and 46 minutes, but 2nd place for the No.2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Tom Kristensen, Loïc Duval and Allan McNish was enough to seal the FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship for Audi.
Ohayo gozaimasu from Fuji International Speedway!