By   November 11, 2015

McLaren 650S GT3

McLaren 650S GT3

The McLaren 650S GT3 has been a very successful competition machine this year. It has already won a championship in the Open GT series and now it has managed another victory in the Asian Le Mans series. The win went to McLaren GT customer team Clearwater Racing in this past weekend’s race at Sepang.

Factory driver Rob Bell along with his teammates, Mok Weng Sun and Keita Sawa, started strong by qualifying for pole position. They then managed to secure the top podium position with little trouble. The finish helped the team widen their championship points lead in the series.

Rob Bell, Factory Driver, McLaren GT

“Thanks to Clearwater Racing for another great weekend. After the heavy rain we experienced in Fuji on our last time out, this race was another big challenge, but the 650S GT3 ran faultlessly throughout, and we found a great setup to make the tires last in the heat. That was the difference in the end.”

“The competition on the Asian Le Mans Series grid is extremely high, and that showed this weekend, but Weng and Sawa did a great job during their stints – I just had to keep the pace up and stay out of trouble to secure the win. We were racing against the weather at the very end with dark storm clouds gathering in the final 10 minutes, but thankfully it held off until the in-lap after the chequered flag!”

The win in the three hour endurance race is the 21st for the McLaren 650S GT3 so far. Not a bad start for a model that is just in its first full year of competition.