ARC Bratislava pulls the plug on the WEC

10 Nov. 2022 • 15:16
ARC Bratislava's WEC presence is coming to an end as Miro Konopka and his team will no longer be part of the world stage in 2023.
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The 8 Hours of Bahrain marks the end of ARC Bratislava's presence on the world endurance scene. After two seasons in the WEC in the LMP2 category, the Slovakian team is pulling the plug. Driver boss Miro Konopka is joined by Mathias Beche and Richard Bradley for the final.  "I have achieved my dream, I have taken the Slovakian team and the country's flag to the World Championship and to the biggest event of this discipline in motorsport, the 24 Hours of Le Mans", said Miro Konopka. "I have to admit that it was not an easy task and I don't know if anyone will manage to do it again. We want to take advantage of the last race in Bahrain and try to get on the podium in our Pro-Am class which is also coming to an end. It would be a great culmination of our years of effort."   Prior to the final, ARC Bratislava has 60 points (139 for AF Corse, which leads) in the LMP2 Pro-Am championship with one round less as the team was not in Fuji at the previous meeting. The best result of the season remains the 30 points of the third place at the 24H of Le Mans.   ARC Bratislava started its 2021 WEC campaign with a Ligier JS P217 for the first three rounds before switching to the Oreca 07. The championship loses one of the last 'Am' teams in the proper sense of the word.    The Slovakian team will soon return to the Middle East to contest the Kuwait 12 Hours as part of the 24 Hours Series. On this occasion, a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will be entrusted to Zdeno Mikulasko, Miro and Matej Konopka.


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