MPS were thrilled to finally come out on top in the world’s best Endurance Racing Championship.
In the culmination of all of the Theoretical Knowledge building and real world Practical Experience development in the subject of Motorsport Engineering, MPS finally were able to boast that we were part of a team which could legitimately claim that they were the best in the world as the Project 1 Porsche RSR’s crew take their first win in the WEC.
This momentous first win was made even more special as it took place half way around the world in Japan at the iconic track situated at the top of the beautiful Mount Fuji.
Continuing on from previous strong performances earlier on in the season, Project 1 featured heavily in the practice and qualifying sessions.
This time, bad timing of safety cars did not affect them and their race strategy played out beautifully – aided and influenced by real world live telemetry data feedback from the car as monitored by MPS.
The jubilant and slightly jetlagged team, which included MPS director Ben Newman, made the way to the Japanese circuit’s podium and celebrated as all three drivers stood for the first time a top of the WEC podium.
This strong race result also allowed the team to get back right in contention for the overall championship after a disappointing fall at the last hurdle during the Le Mans 24 hour event.