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.