Come-back drive from Prosport Competition to claim P2 in inaugural WRL 24hr from Sebring

Monday, November 01, 2021


In a not so unassuming final round of the 2021 World Racing League season at the weekend, saw two older generation Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 Grand Am spec race cars again compete in the series as it raced out their first straight twenty-four hour race around the bumps of the iconic Sebring international Raceway.

One car from the local Automatic Racing stable for their regular Michelin Pilot Challenge drivers (past and present) and one from the Prosport Competition team who swapped to the AMR chassis for this season, it was to be another weekend of success and indeed not so much for either team come the fall of the chequered flag on Sunday.

Despite the #909 Automatic Racing Aston of Rob Ecklin, Ramin Abdolvahabi, Brandon Kidd and Steven Davison claiming pole position for the start, a ‘robust interaction’ for the Stoner Car Care boss Ecklin during the early evening, as well as earlier contact damage affecting amongst other things the throttle pedal sadly put paid to the blue and white car’s endeavours as it was retired before the halfway stage.

The #143 Prosport Aston was equally in the wars of a twenty-four-hour race as the car was reported as having flames emitting from it – forcing them to pit for investigation losing themselves ten laps in the process.

Fortunately, all was proved well with the Dwayne Moses, Zach Arnold, Jim Cox and Pippa Mann driven car, and they were able to drive a stellar recovery run through the night to come out of the thirteen hours of darkness in second place overall with just over four hours remaining.

The final couple of laps deficit to the eventual race winner proved just to be just that little too much for the #143 crew to overcome as the raced out their final WRL race of the season for a highly accomplished second placed finish overall.

Photo credits – Automatic / Prosport / drivers social media
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