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SPORT NEWS – WRT identifies reason for Le Mans retirement

WRT identifies reason for Le Mans retirement



Belgian LMP2 outfit Crew WRT believes {an electrical} brief brought on its No. 41 ORECA 07 to cease on the ultimate lap of the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours.

The No. 41, which led the LMP2 class on the time with Yifei Ye on the wheel, was unable to complete the race, and was due to this fact unclassified within the ultimate outcomes.

The sister No. 31, in the meantime, went on to take the category win in a extremely dramatic finale by which Robin Frijns drove flat out to the flag in an effort to carry again the JOTA ORECA of Tom Blomqvist, which completed lower than a second behind.

“The No. 41 ORECA-Gibson appeared to have secured LMP2 victory for Crew WRT’s first participation within the 24 Hours of Le Mans when its engine all of a sudden went silent firstly of what ought to have been its final race lap,” WRT’s assertion reads.

“The following stunning shock for Crew WRT got here on Monday morning when mechanics recovered the automobile from parc ferme, solely to search out out that the engine fired up instantly on the first push of the change, sounding crisp and wholesome.

“Additional investigations revealed that {an electrical} brief trigger a short lived ECU malfunction. The engine and all its ancillaries have been discovered to be in excellent situation, in addition to the entire gas system with over 20 liters left within the tank.”

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SPORT NEWS – WRT identifies reason for Le Mans retirement
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