Sean Gelael successfully finished second in the opening series of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) titled 1000 Miles of Sebring in Florida, USA, which ended Saturday (19/03/2022) morning WIB.
At first it went smoothly and almost without drama. But halfway through, incident after incident occurred until the race was over. Team WRT #31 was represented by Sean Gelael at the start.
Sean Gelael gets the job of saving tires and fuel. This Jakarta-born racer is not forced to fight in the LMP2 class. In addition, since the beginning the WRT car has always been unfriendly to the hot weather during the race on Friday (18/3).
Sean was in eighth and ninth in his first two stints. After that Robin Frinjs took over the reins. When the race was forced to stop due to Jose Maria Lopez (Toyota) having a terrible accident, WRT #31 took a lot of advantage after the race resumed.
Their position crept up with a difference that is also trimmed. Even the two positions they secure very comfortably.
Hurricane | About an hour before the finish, a storm stalked the circuit. Race Director, Eduardo Freitas then again stopped the race. The reason is, according to the local law, if there is a storm, the residents must be protected. And the marshals who served in the open field had to be protected, so the race had to be stopped.
However, because it was raining and night was approaching, the race was finally declared over. Sean Gelael , Rene, and Robin Frinjs were named runners-up under United Autosports USA team #23.
“Of course I’m happy with this result. Finishing in second place is a good start, and for the WRT team it’s even better because we finished second and third. We certainly wanted to win and that can only be achieved with hard work. The season is still long, ” said Sean.
The next series of FIA WEC will be held in Belgium in the title 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on 7 May 2022.