The WRT team – formed by Rui Andrade, Ferdinand Habsburg (Austrian) and Norman Nato (French) – was the winner in the LMP2 class, in the six-hour race in Monza, Italy.
In the race, the trio drove the Oreca 07 Gibson, having emerged victorious in the final stages of an intense race marked by very high temperatures.
With this victory, Rui Andrade became the first Angolan to win a race in the Endurance World Championship.
On social media, the Angolan celebrated the victory: "WE DID IT!! Today a dream came true and I was the first Angolan to win a race at the Endurance World Cup. An incredible day and I'm lucky to be able to enjoy this victory with this team incredible!".
WRT team director Vincent Vosse, quoted in a note to which VerAngola had access, said that "after Le Mans, it was important to show that Team WRT is back" and that was what was done.
"There is always a little bit of frustration when one of the cars has an issue or is forced to retire, but that should not cast a shadow over the fact that we were very quick and the whole team did a fantastic job, in strategy and in the pits. Same for the drivers and I really want to single out the great performance of Rui, the Silver driver in the trio of the #41, because his excellent initial stint paved the way for the success", he added.