For LMP2 driver Fabio Scherer, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season ended with a fourth-place finish at the 8 Hours of Bahrain. With this, he and his team United Autosports equalled the result of the previous week, when they also finished fourth at the 6 Hours of Bahrain. This time, they were only 4.4 seconds off the podium.

“That has been a rollercoaster”, said Scherer. “The season started so well, and it’s ended so weirdly I suppose, I don’t know how to explain it. We all tried our best here in Bahrain and I think I did some good solid stints, but I think there was something wrong with either the tyres, the car or something. It’s a shame we raced twice here as you have six rounds and then two at the same track isn’t ideal.”

For Scherer, who is supported by Stobag and ATS Banding System, the season thus comes to an end in fourth place among the teams and fifth among the drivers. With this result the 22-year-old from Engelberg is not satisfied. Scherer wanted to achieve more with the 2020 World Championship team. “I had to write off the title when I couldn’t take part in the race in Portimão because of a positive Corona test,” says Scherer. “After that, I really wanted to win in Le Mans. But we had a technical issue. In the last two races in Bahrain, we couldn’t race for the win. Even though we put the car on pole position on Friday. I felt that the car was even more difficult to drive compared to the first race in Bahrain.”

The victory and the title in LMP2 in Bahrain went to Team WRT, for whom Fabio drove in 2020 in DTM. “I congratulate WRT on this success. They did a great job!”


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