Marvin Fritz missed out on first place by a hair's breadth in a thrilling final race of the World Endurance Championship (EWC) in Most (Czech Republic).
Fritz secured pole position for the third time overall in the final qualifying session as well, despite symptoms of illness the night before. He took over the start of the six-hour race and experienced a disaster for the second time this season. Fritz: "The Yamaha had starting problems again. I was the last rider off the grid and rushed after the field." Fritz and his teammates gave their all to resume the chase and so in the last stint Fritz had the leading BMW factory rider Markus Reiterberger in his sights again, 15 seconds behind. Fritz set one lap record after another and engaged in a fierce duel down the home straight. Fritz: "The closest finish ever in the history of the World Endurance Championship. It was only a few centimetres short of victory."
With a second place in the race and a sixth place in the world championship, the YART trio ends the 2021 season – we congratulate them and are already looking forward to next season.