Sean Gelael is Indonesia's most valuable racer. He won FIA WEC 2022 in March after eight hours of the “1000 Miles of Sebring” race in Florida, U.S.


Indonesian Sean Gelael and the WRT Team won a silver medal as the second team to cross the finish line at the FIA World Endurance Championship 2022 “1000 Miles of Sebring”. The competition ran for eight hours in Florida, U.S., on Friday, March 18, 2022.

Gelael, Rene Rast, and Robin Frinjs did not, however, win the medal easily. The WRT car was disrupted by the harsh heat of Florida, and a storm circled the circuit. In addition, a Toyota racer, Jose Maria Lopez, was involved in an accident. Because the problems were severe enough, Race Director Eduardo Freitas decided to call a halt to the race.

As a result, United Autosports USA came on top as the first winner, while Gelael and WRT Team took the second position. The third is team WRT #41, sponsored by Realteam.

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Gelael won with 27 points at the FIA WEC 2022 with the Team’s car Oreca 07, engine by Gibson 4.2, tires by Goodyear. He is a part of the LMP2 Drivers of the competition.

PreSeason Preparation

Gelael flew to the U.S. a week before the FIA WEC 2022 for the pre-season test session at the Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida. He joined all other teams also taking the test including the Hypercar class to the LM GTE Am. The LMP2 class has the most teams with 15 teams.

A look into his profile

Muhammad Sean Ricardo Gelael is an Indonesian racer of 25 years of age from Jakarta. He was born on November 1, 1996. His father Ricardo Gelael is a successful businessman who owns the Kentucky Fried Chicken Indonesian franchise and is a former rally driver. Sean’s mother was actress Rini S Bono, and his grandfather was the founder of Gelael Supermarket, Dick Gelael.

Sean Gelael went with Jota Sport before joining the WRT Team. He finished second in LMP2 class last season with Jota.

Racing journey
Throughout his entire career, Gelael has entered 248 races with 5 wins, and 27 podiums. He has 3 pole positions and 5 fastest laps. He has a 2 percent chance to win and 10.9 percent for podiums.

In addition, he was also involved in e-sports where he entered 9 races but had no win or podium yet.

Gelael began his racing career in open-wheel racing. In his debut season at Formula Pilota China in 2012, he finished fourth and won the "Best Asian Trophy." He also ranked third in the Asian Karting Open Championship - Formula 125 Senior Open.

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