Khaled Al Qubaisi and Team Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing will be looking to consolidate their second overall position in the LMGTE Am class at Round 7 of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the 6 Hours of Fuji in Japan on October 16. Following a top-five finish at the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas (COTA), in Austin on September 17 and a class win earlier at the 6 Hours of Mexico, the team travels to Japan in confident mood.
Al Qubaisi will share driving duties with David Heinemeier Hansson of Denmark and Patrick Long of the US behind the wheel of the No.88 Porsche 911 RSR.
Team Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing are currently second overall in the LMGTE Am class, but with three races to go, including the round in Japan, there is all to play for. And though the primary focus will be to protect the second place on the podium in the championship, the team will nevertheless look to catching up with the leader in class.
Abu Dhabi-Proton has previously raced at the Fuji International Speedway and is familiar with the 4.563km track configuration, but the set-up of the car will be crucial particularly during qualifying and the race on October 16.
Khaled Al Qubaisi:
We have raced at the Fuji International Speedway before, but like all other races the setup of the car will be crucial both during qualifying and race-day.
Obviously, the goal is to win in class and close the gap to the leader, but we will also be focusing on protecting our second overall position in class.
Patrick (Long) is back and we are looking forward to a good weekend of racing at the Fuji circuit, which is located at the foothills of the picturesque Mount Fuji.
Having said that, I know that we can close the gap even more to the leader in class and hopefully we will give it our best shot in Japan.
Abu Dhabi Racing Press Release
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