Joel Camathias continued the string of podium finishes, adding a fourth consecutive ‘top 3’ results in the LMGT Am category of the FIA World Endurance Championship: together with team mates Christian Ried and Wolf Henzler, the Swiss driver brought the Porsche 911 R to third position in the Shanghai 6 Hours, the eighth round of the season and the home race for Hong-Kong based KCMG team.
It was again a closely-fought race, where the KCMG trio was very competitive since the beginning, and ended with a very strong final part of the race. The team will now seek to end the season on a high note in the last race, scheduled in Bahrain on 19 November.
We are clearly very happy with this new great result. We have proven competitive since the start of the weekend, but the competition is really fierce and it has been a tough race, on a track which is not simple. After qualifying in fourth, we have always been fighting for the top positions. This time, I did the third and fifth stints, and Wolf has been very good in the final part, climbing up to second. Unfortunately, there was a contact with one of our rivals caused by a LMP2 car, and we received a 10-second penalty. Still, third is an excellent result after another great performance of the entire team.
Joel Camathias Press Release
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