Not only had the small Team to overcome a series of long training sessions, combined with developing a balanced race setup, but also did they had to find a proper pit stop strategy with a driver schedule to optimize performance.
Although qualification didn’t go too well, World Connect Competition was able to climb up to a surprisingly solid third position in GT2 class during the first hours of the race. However, over the whole distance of 404 laps, World Connect Competition had to overcome a few major setbacks, most of them as an innocent party, while putting the team into a position of a helpless bystander, incapable of reacting. If one were to put these incidents aside and take the words from the Team Manager: “Our pace was good enough to put [us] into the group of top three lap times, respectively best lap times during the night”,one can only imagine what could have been achieved by World Connect Competition during this race.
The final result of the 24 Hours of Magnificent Park shows World Connect Competition in sixth position, about 20 minutes adrift of GT2 race leader Team Monster LSR.
World Connect Competition scored enough points to finish fourth in the EIIC 2012 GT2 Championship, missing the podium by only one point. A total of 32 points puts the Team on rank 13 out of 48 teams in the general championship ranking.
Despite a few setbacks during the season, this surely was World Connect Competitions best result until today. Like Artur said: “It's a pity that we are one point short for the championship podium. But I see our progress from RDLMS to EIIC, and this motivates me even more.” Sentiments shared by third driver Richard who praised the performance of his team mates and stated his desire to compete in endurance series together later in the year.
The World Connect Competition team wishes to thank everybody who was involved in EIIC 2012. This includes the participants, their teams, the creators, the admin-istration, the broadcasters, the providers, Endurance Inside itself and of course Enduracers for their great Mod (don’t let it die!), finally all those who have been forgotten but should be mentioned here.
See you on track soon!
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