The final round of the RDLMS Season turned out to be a small success for World Connect Competition. The drivers of the team have not only shown themselves to be reliable but also to be competitive throughout the 12 Hours of Le Mans.
Although the team has chosen to enter the race with a setup that compromised top speed in favour of stability, World Connect Competition was still able to aim for the GT2 podium while starting from the middle of a 17 cars strong GT2 grid. Sadly, the battle for a podium place was over when the 12 Hours of Le Mans reached its tenth hour and a careless P2 driver approached the slightly slower World Connect Competition 977 GT3 RSR inside the high speed Porsche Curves and failed in his overtake attempt pushing the RSR off the track straight into the track barriers. The team car received heavy damage and lost one lap to the 3rd position in GT2 class while being repaired in the pits. World Connect Competition finished 4th in GT2 class and 16th out of 42 starters.
After two DNFs due to technical failures at Sebring International Raceway and Daytona International Speedway, finishing fourth at Road America as well as Circuit de la Sarthe and a 8th place at Road Atlanta, World Connect Competition was able to finish the RDLMS GT2 Team Championship with 23 points, missing a place in the top 6 by only 3 points.
The RDLMS was a very interesting and exciting experience with many positive and a few negative aspects for World Connect Competition. Altogether the team has learned a lot about league races, team play and fairness on track and has created a good level confidence and solidarity during this season to meet the requirements for future endurance races, and most of all endurance series!
The Team of World Connect Competition wishes to thank everybody who was involved in RDLMS Season 3. This includes the participants, their teams, the creators, the administration, the broadcasters, the providers, Race Department itself and those who have been forgotten but should be mentioned here.
See you next season!
Daytona International Speedway, Round 3 in the RDLMS Championship, was full of surprises for World Connect Competition. The team was able to qualify 3rd out of 18 teams in the GT class, placing their car in 24th position out of 39 teams across 3 different categories. The potential for a strong race was evident and the team was aiming at a podium finish. However, during the race, fortune switched sides and scowled upon World Connect Competition. The Team was an innocent party in an accident which left the car limping behind the field with heavy damage, misfortune struck again when their race ended due to a technical problem.
Road Atlanta, Round 4 of the RDLMS Championship, put a different challenge in front of the team, a shortcoming of personnel! Thankfully the team was able to overcome this challenge as Michael Labelle literally jumped into the car as 3rd driver. The race itself was mainly uneventful for World Connect Competition. Although there was a chance for a better position, the final result shows 8th in GT class, finishing 21st overall.
World Connect Competition is now looking forward to the last race of the RDLMS Season, a 12 Hours Event at the famous Le Mans Circuit, also known as La Sarthe. Confidence and excitement are rather high as the Team was able to find two team-mates who will support World Connect Competition at La Sarthe and hopefully in the future too.
World Connect Competition got hold of a GT license to enter their 997 GT3 RSR Evo 2009 into the third season of Race Departments famous RDLMS League. The fresh sim-racing team is looking forward to share a great time with the other teams whose drivers will be racing alongside World Connect Competition.
The Kick-off event will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 12:00 GMT and will feature a 10 hours Endurance Race on the legendary Sebring International Raceway.