Kaiser took over and was running seventh for much of his stint, before pitstop strategies again came into play.
With some of the leaders making second or even third stops, Kaiser was back up to fourth after two hours, eventually pitting from third on the 48th lap.
With Woodward in for the penultimate stint, luck had gone the way of their rivals. “They pitted under FCY, but knew they would have to come in again for their fuel earlier and were relying on another caution, which they did,”Woodward explained.
Making steady progress up the leaderboard again, he was back in the top six by lap 66, but the leader was a whole lap clear.
They were sixth into the final hour, making their last stop a few laps later from fourth, as Kaiser stepped back in to bring the car home.
“Usually we have better pace in the race than qualifying, but we stuck to our strategy where other teams took risks which came off, so maybe we just weren’t brave enough. Some cars had spins or crashes, made four or even five stops and still finished ahead of us,” it was a strange race,” Woodward concluded after Kaiser took the flag for seventh in Class.
The final round of the Championship takes place at Portimao in the Algarve on October 16th, with the 360 crew still aiming for third in LMP3 Championship.
Published by Peter Scherer for 360 Racing, September 27th 2022