RICARDO GONZALEZ IS WORLD CHAMPION IN LM P2
Manama, Bahrain – 30 November 2013 – Ricardo González made history today crowned world champion in the category LM P2 of the FIA World Endurance Championship with his teammates from Oak Racing, Bertrand Baguette and Martin Plowman. The # 35 Oak Racing also won the LM P2 championship teams of the WEC.
González ended today in fourth place in the Six Hours of Bahrain which awarded him the trio of Oak Racing title after scoring 141.5 points during the 2013 season 36 pilot closed a dream season after also having become only the second Mexican in history to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A part of the historic victory in the 24-hour race, Gonzalez and his teammates also scored another victory in 2013 in Japan, and podiums in Brazil and China.
It was a difficult race in Bahrain in which pilots the # 35 had to play a game of survival and be conservative because they had a difficult car to drive and had the speed to fight for the top spots. Despite this mission was fulfilled by staying out of trouble and just get the points needed to secure the world title.
Gonzalez will now head to Paris where he will be held next December 7 the trophy from the FIA. During the winter the Mexican driver will concentrate on defining their plans to defend his WEC title in 2014.
# 35 LMP2 EXCEL Consultants / Oak Racing / Morgan / Nissan / Dunlop
“It’s a dream come true, from the beginning of the season our mission was to win the championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and we did, was a perfect year and something I will never forget. It is an honor we can give to Mexico this championship.
We had a very difficult weekend, the most difficult of the season but we never lost our focus was to win the championship. In the race we did not have the speed to fight for victory but we concentrate on not making mistakes and just finish, which we and now we are world champions. Oak Racing team and my teammates Martin Plowman and Bertrand Baguette did an awesome job all year, I hope we can continue to work together in the future. “