Motor racing: Clearwater Racing finish fifth in 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Clearwater Racing team at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
The Clearwater Racing team at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. PHOTO: MOK WENG SUN

SINGAPORE - Singapore-registered Clearwater Racing team finished fifth in the GTE-Amateur category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday (June 18).

The three-driver team, consisting of Singapore-born Malaysian Mok Weng Sun, Japanese Keita Sawa and Irishman Matt Griffin, faced multiple issues throughout the annual endurance race, including a gearbox compressor leak and an early-race collision.

Mok, who leads the team, said: "We got hit by an LMP car five hours into the race which caused a tyre blow out and some body damage.

"(We) lost two laps as a result, otherwise we'd be right in it, fighting for the outright win (in the category)."

The result sees them head to Germany for the fourth leg next month as the leader of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) GTE-Amateur standings, above Britain's Aston Martin Racing.

There are six races remaining in the nine-leg series and the season will finish on Nov 18 in Bahrain.