Tequila Patrón ESM showed how much it has developed and improved since its debut at Shanghai International Circuit one year ago. Speed, consistency, patience and circuit familiarity proved to pay off for the Florida-based team.
In Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) 6 Hours of Shanghai, Tequila Patrón ESM lead laps and dominated the LMP2 field. Ryan Dalziel started from the sixth position for the No. 30 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2 Honda. Logging consistent laps, Dalziel overtook the competition and gained positions from pit strategies. By the three hour mark of the race, Dalziel was leading the LMP2 field.
Dalziel pitted and turned the car over to David Heinemeier Hansson for his stint. Heinemeier Hansson maintained a top-three run until he began experiencing issues with the race car. He pitted and the team found a damaged and unrepairable gearbox. The team was parked with just two hours remaining in the race.
The No. 31 Tequila Patrón ESM team of Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek and Jon Fogarty earned a sixth place finish after battling the ever-changing track conditions.
|Video by||Tequila Patrón ESM|
|Track||Shanghai International Circuit|
|Drivers||Ryan Dalziel, Scott Sharp, Jon Fogarty, Johannes van Overbeek, Ed Brown, David Heinemeier Hansson|
|Tags||china, esm, esmracing, fia, patron, patronracing, shanghai, sports, wec|