The endurance racing World Championship, which was held in Austin, Texas, on the Circuit of the Americas track, showed the dominance of the Russian G-Drive Racing team. The victory on the U.S. track was the second consecutive win for the team: In early September, G-Drive Racing won the prestigious 6 Hours of Sao Paulo for the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship.
The crew is headed by Roman Rusinov of Russia, and his partners are John Martin of Australia, a four-time winner of the 2012 endurance races, and Mike Conway of Britain, a British Formula 3 champion and IndyCar winner.
Despite the difficult weather conditions—first a scorching sun, and then torrential rains—the Russian team achieved an excellent result in Texas. The two sessions ended in the same way: Roman Rusinov, Mike Conway and John Martin consistently showed the best results in the LMP2 category.
There are three more races to go in this season of the World Endurance Championship. According to the head of the Russian team, Alexander Krylov, G-Drive Racing has a good chance of taking first place in the team standings.
The next race, 6 Hours of Fuji, will be held on Oct. 20 in Japan.
First published in Russian in Kommersant.