Keating, Sorenson and TF Sport finally WEC GTE Am Champions 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022


Having come so close last season, American racer Ben Keating finally got crowned World Endurance Championship GTE Am Class champion after the conclusion of today’s eight hours of Bahrain.

Racing again alongside Marco Sorenson and Henrique Chaves again within the distinctively liveried #33 TF Sport prepared Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE, the #33 crew did what they needed to do and stayed in close contention with their class rival #98 Northwest AMR Vantage GTE of Paul Dalla Lana, Nicki Thiim and David Pittard to eventually beat the #98 car again on track to secure the title.

Not the best of races for the AMR platform thanks to both an increase in success ballast and BoP adjustment in both fuel capacity and turbo boost, this final race was eventually won with a one-two finish for the Team Project One Porsche team with the #33 coming home in fourth, the #98 in fifth and the #777 D’Station Racing AMR in tenth.

Whilst both Keating and Sorenson share the spoils, Chaves sadly does not having only joined the #33 crew after the opening round of the season at Sebring when Florian Latorre raced with the team to the season opening pole position and first podium finish in second place to the #98 Northwest car.

Whilst it is congratulations to them, it is again commiserations to the #98 crew with Canadian businessman Dalla Lana failing just short of his second Championship win within the class since starting with Aston Martin Racing in 2015.

With the GTE Pro class now defunct at the end of this season, the GTE class will continue into next season for one final year before that platform is replaced with a GT3 based class.

Well done to all.

Photo credits – D Gibson / N Dungan / A Lofthouse.
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