SEBRING, FL – For the second straight season, RSR came into the final round with an outside shot at the Championship. They entered the weekend in 3rd in the standings; needing a race win and a quite a bit of luck to come their way to grab the Championship. That luck seemingly had other plans.
They ran a strong race, but without any full-course cautions during the second half of the race, the best Morley could do was get the car up to 3rd behind their top two Hyundais rivals.
Morley had a 20-second gap to fourth place however and was cruising to the teams fifth podium of the season. Had he made it to the line in 3rd, the team would have equalled their 2019 podium rate of 50%. Unfortunately, with only 9 minutes left in the race, disaster struck.
Morley was cautiously cruising home, taking it easy and avoiding curbs to make sure nothing would break on the car. But at Sebring, it’s impossible to avoid #thebumps and Morley’s right front shock finally had enough, snapping in two as he negotiated turn 7.
The failure put the team out of the race, dropping them from 3rd to 9th at the finish. The big loss in points for the day also cost them 3rd in the Championship.
Ultimately RSR finished the year 4th in points, making them the top non-Hyundai entrant for the second year in a row. While the team takes pride in that, they are determined to make 2021 their year and will be coming back stronger than ever. They’ve been busy installing all of the new Audi RS 3 LMS updates over the short off-season and anxiously await The Roar Before The 24, which incredibly is only 6 short weeks away.