The trio of Bruno Senna, Filipe Albuquerque and the Ricardo Gonzalez won on Saturday the 6 Hours of Mexico, valid for the fifth round of the World Endurance Championship – FIA WEC. And it was not any victory, the second of RGR Sport season in the LMP2 category.
At the end of a race marked by changes that followed time from the second half, the gap to the second-placed team of the French Nicolas Lapierre, the American Gustavo Menezes and the Monegasque Stéphane Richelmi, was less than two seconds. With the track wet with rain that came with intensity in the final minutes, Lapierre moved a relentless pursuit to Albuquerque that only ended in the checkered flag. In LMP1, the Australian Mark Webber, German Timo Bernhard and New Zealander Brendon Hartley ensured the triumph of Porsche.
The party RGR Sport at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was complete. Ricardo Gonzalez of property, which is also the promoter of the World Endurance country step, the team went to a tractor on competition with pole, fastest lap and victory. “We beard, hair and mustache,” he celebrated Bruno Senna to get off the podium amid the celebration of Mexican fans. “We are delighted to win the home run and see all the joy of these people. But the last laps were suffering, all in boxing with his eyes glued to the TV,” he added.
Fastest driver from training, Bruno led the first round and handed the wheel to Gonzalez in the lead. From there, a series of problems almost complicated the life of the team. “Our first pit stop was not good and we lost 25 seconds. Then, there was still a touch of Ricardo with another car and suffered a punishment that we deserve. Even though the team did a great job this weekend and the car’s pace was very good, “he said. With the results, Bruno and his companions kept the second place in the drivers’ championship and reduced the disadvantage for Menezes pointers, Lapierre and Richelmi to 33 points – 130-97.
The calendar will again be moved in two weeks with the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas in Austin (United States). Asian stage, with steps in Japan, China and Bahrain, will close a completely open championship, as 104 points are still in dispute.
The top six of the 6 Hours of Mexico in the LMP2 class:
1 – Bruno Senna, Filipe Albuquerque and Ricardo Gonzalez, Ligier JS P2-Nissan
2 – Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre and Stephane Richelmi, Alpine A460-Nissan
3 – Pipo Derani, Ryan Dalziel and Chris Cumming, Ligier JS P2-Nissan
4 – Jonny Kane, Lewis Williamson and Nick Leventis, Gibson 015S-Nissan
5 – Luiz Dias, Roberto Gonzalez and Bruno Junqueira, Gibson 015S-Nissan
6 – Ho-Pin Tung, David Cheng and Nelson Panciatti, Alpine A460-Nissan
source: presskit.com.br | MF2