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12/10/2021 News

Kawasaki SRC on the championship podium

MOST, Czech Republic, October 12th - By finishing fourth at the 6 Hours of Most, the Kawasaki SRC team finishes the World Endurance Championship in third place overall. 

Somewhere between a sprint and a marathon, the 6 Hours of Most marked the end of a season that was once again disrupted by the Covid-19 epidemic. The Suzuka 8 Hours had to be cancelled, so the promoter of the championship had to add a fourth event to its championship, and it is finally in the Czech Republic that the solution was found. A twisty and physical circuit, Most made its debut on the EWC calendar with a new 6-hour race format. Jeremy Guarnoni, Erwan Nigon and David Checa qualified in sixth position and completed the final round without any problems, taking the chequered flag in fourth place, one lap behind the winner.

“Even if fourth place is never the best, we can be satisfied with this result," commented SRC Kawasaki team manager Gilles Stafler. “We would certainly have been a bit better if we had been able to do more testing at this circuit that we were discovering, but to finish on the championship podium is honourable, because after our retirement at the Bol d'Or, our chances of winning the title were non-existent. I am also quite happy with the progress we have made in terms of fuel consumption.” For Stafler, the areas where they need to progress are clear: "Our priority for next season will be to get better electronics. This will allow us to improve our performance, and thus qualify better. This year we haven't scored any points in qualifying and that's not sustainable. In addition, better electronics management will allow us to preserve our tyres and therefore to do better stints." With a crew that could also evolve, the SRC Kawasaki team boss intends to go for the World Championship title next year.