Historic Victory for All-Female Crew in WEC
In a historic moment for the World Endurance Championship (WEC), the #85 Porsche 911 RSR-19 shared by Michelle Gatting, Rahel Frey, and Manuela Gostner emerged victorious in the GTE Am division. This win not only marked a significant achievement for the team but also made them the first all-female crew to secure a victory in any class of the WEC since its establishment in 2012.
A Nail-Biting Finish
The #85 Porsche faced stiff competition from the D’station Aston Martin Vantage GT3, driven by Tomonobu Fujii, Casper Stevenson, and Liam Talbot. However, Gatting, Bovy, and Frey showcased exceptional skill and determination as they withstood a late surge from their rivals.
The race reached a thrilling climax as the tension rose in the final moments. Despite relentless pressure from the Aston Martin team, the #85 Porsche crossed the finish line with a winning margin of 5.548 seconds, securing a well-deserved triumph.
Breaking Barriers in Motorsport
The significance of this victory cannot be understated. The achievement of Gatting, Bovy, and Frey serves as a testament to the growing presence and talent of female drivers in motorsport. Their success shatters gender barriers and paves the way for more opportunities for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Since its inception, the WEC has been a symbol of endurance and excellence in motorsport. Now, with this landmark victory by an all-female crew, the series takes a step forward in promoting diversity and inclusivity.
A New Chapter in WEC History
The win by the #85 Porsche not only secures their place in motorsport history but also inspires future generations of female drivers. It proves that with skill, determination, and equal opportunities, women can excel and compete at the highest level of racing.
As the chequered flag waved and the celebrations began, Gatting, Bovy, and Frey stood as pioneers and role models. Their achievement is a milestone for women in motorsport and creates a new chapter in the history of the World Endurance Championship.