Motorsports: Singapore team Clearwater Racing finishes 4th in Le Mans amateur class

Clearwater Racing finished fourth in their GTE Amateur Class debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Clearwater Racing finished fourth in their GTE Amateur Class debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/CLEARWATER RACING
Clearwater Racing during a pit stop at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
Clearwater Racing during a pit stop at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/CLEARWATER RACING
Mr Mok Weng Sun, team principal and one of three drivers of Clearwater Racing, opposite the F1 Pit Building at Marina Bay on April 21, 2016.
Mr Mok Weng Sun, team principal and one of three drivers of Clearwater Racing, opposite the F1 Pit Building at Marina Bay on April 21, 2016. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

SINGAPORE - Clearwater Racing, a Singapore-registered outfit, missed out on a podium finish in their GTE Amateur class debut at the weekend's (18-19 June) 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fourth.

The team, led by Singapore-born Malaysian Mok Weng Sun, started the race from pole position in their Ferrari 458 GTE and were in third until the 18th hour mark but were overtaken by Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing who finished third.

Scuderia Corsa took top spot and AF Corse were behind them in second.

Mok, private equity fund manager, is the team principal and one of three drivers, alongside Japanese Keita Sawa and British professional racer Rob Bell. They clocked in their best lap at the Circuit de la Sarthe with a time of 3min 57.339sec - slower than their 3:56.827 on Thursday's (June 16) qualifying.

This is the first time a local-based team took part in the event in France, one of the most prestigious and dangerous endurance car races in the world.

Held annually since 1923, it sees 60 teams across four categories - each comprising three drivers working in shifts - racing non-stop for 24 hours.