SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Shanghai 6 Hours, de voorlaatste ronde van het FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) 2015, vond op 1 november plaatst op het Shanghai International Circuit. De Morgan-Nissan van Pegasus Racing, dat wordt gesteund door Hytera Communications, finishte bij zijn debuut in de FIA WEC op als vijfde in de sterk bezette categorie LMP2. De Chinese coureurs David Cheng en Ho-Pin Tung en de Britse Alex Brundle legden in totaal 152 rondes af.
De race begon op een druilerige, regenachtige ochtend. De weersomstandigheden waren voor alle auto’s uitdagend, maar waren een groot voordeel voor de Morgan-Nissan nr. 29, die in de eerste helft de leiding nam. Naarmate het opklaarde, wisselden veel auto’s naar banden voor droog weer, waarna de bolide van Pegasus de koppositie verloor. De Chinees-Amerikaanse coureur David Cheng finishte uiteindelijk als vijfde van alle LMP2-deelnemers.
The Hytera-Supported Pegasus Racing Ranks 5th in Shanghai 6 Hours of 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Season
SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Shanghai 6 Hours, the penultimate round of 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, concluded at the Shanghai International Circuit on November 1 st. The #29 Morgan-Nissan of Pegasus Racing, which is supported by Hytera Communications, finished its debut in FIA WEC race at 5th in the highly competitive LMP2 category with 152 laps by two Chinese drivers David Cheng and Ho-Pin Tung and a third British driver Alex Brundle.
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The race started on a murky rainy morning which creates a lot of challenges for all the cars but benefits the #29 Morgan-Nissan, helping it take a leading position in the first half during the changing intensity of rain. As the track started to dry in the second half, all the cars successively went back to the pit and switched to dry tyres, and the Pegasus car gradually lost the lead. David Cheng, the Chinese-American driver finally finished the race at 5th among all LMP2 contenders. “We are the only team using Michelin tyre in the LMP2 class. The Michelin tyre has advantages over Dunlop in the rain. If the rain can last longer, we may have the opportunity to touch the podium. Anyway, we are still happy with the result,” he said.
The FIA WEC is called Devil Racing due to its rigorous requirement on the cars and drivers in keeping high speed and also stability and teamwork for long-time race. One of the FIA WEC races is the well-known Le Mans 24 Hours, from which Hytera and Pegasus Racing kicked off their collaboration. As a leading solution provider of Professional Mobile Radio communications, Hytera provided a total solution with DMR technology to Pegasus Racing in securing seamless communication between the driver and the pit to keep the car in excellent condition for the race. “During the race, we will inform the driver when is the ideal timing to come back for fuel charging or tyre change based on the data we capture from the car. Instant communication is very important for the team. I am sure that Hytera products have helped us achieve a lot of good results in the races. And we are looking forward to upgrading our existing equipment with Hytera technology in the upcoming future,” Julien Schell, the founder of Pegasus Racing said.
About Hytera Communications
Hytera Communications Co., Ltd. (SHE:002583) is a world leading solution provider of professional mobile radio communications. It offers complete and customized communication solutions to government, public security, utility, transportation, enterprise and businesses. Founded in 1993 in Shenzhen, China, Hytera is a key player in the PMR (Professional Mobile Radio) communication industry with a large customer base in more than 120 countries and regions across the world. For more information, please visit www.hytera.com.
About FIA World Endurance Championship
The FIA World Endurance Championship is an auto racing world championship organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The series usurps the ACO’s former Intercontinental Le Mans Cup which began in 2010, and is the first endurance series of world championship status since the demise of the World Sportscar Championship at the end of 1992.
The series features multiple classes of cars competing in endurance races, with sports prototypes competing in the Le Mans Prototype categories LMP1 and LMP2, and production-based grand tours competing in the LM GTE categories LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am.
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