FIA GT World Cup: Porsche 911 GT3 R tackles from fifth on a grid

Posted on 17. Nov, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

Earl Bamber (New Zealand) finished in fifth position in a hotly contested subordinate competition among a frontrunners. His works motorist co-worker Laurens Vanthoor did not strech a finish. Shortly during a start, a Belgian was shunted into a separator by another contestant. Vanthoor did not means injuries in a accident. Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (France) competent his Porsche on ninth, with his teammate Darryl O’Young from Hong Kong on 13th.

Immediately after a start of a 12-lap subordinate race, a dual 500 hp Porsche 911 GT3 R fielded by Manthey Racing chased down a heading vehicles. While Bamber managed to equivocate a collision, Vanthoor was unexpected shunted into a barriers by an erroneous Mercedes. The Belgian was incompetent to benefit control of his No. 911 automobile and strike a guardrail sideways. After a reserve automobile phase, Bamber resumed his office of a frontrunners. The gait of a two-time Le Mans leader was strong, however, with tools of a Guia Circuit usually 7 metres wide, there was no room for him to try a protected overtaking manoeuvre.

Jaminet resolved his lass competition on a 6.115-kilometre travel circuit in a gambling bliss of Macau on ninth. During a subordinate race, a Frenchman continued to urge in a Porsche 911 GT3 R run by a Craft Bamboo Racing patron group and explored a boundary of a racetrack. His teammate Darryl O’Young cumulative his position in a competition and takes adult a 2018 GT World Cup from 13th on a grid in front of home crowds.


911 GT3 R, Manthey-Racing (912), subordinate race, FIA GT World Cup, Macau/China, 2018, Porsche AG

The 911 GT3 R during a subordinate competition in Macau

Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser (Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars): “The unfolding immediately after a start, where Laurens was pushed into a wall by no error of his own, has to be looked during closely. It’s impossibly annoying, given now I’m fearful we can’t competition a categorical competition with this car. Earl shielded his position and put adult a good fight. Unfortunately, he couldn’t totally tighten a opening to a front. On Sunday we have to see what we can grasp from fifth on a grid.”

Sebastian Golz (Project Manager 911 GT3 R): “Our start was good. Earl and Laurens positioned themselves cleverly. Unfortunately, a No. 911 automobile was strike from a side by a Mercedes – really bad fitness in my view. The pile-up into a barriers threw a automobile out of a race. Earl afterwards hold his position well. He managed to keep adult with a cars in front. We’ll analyse a subordinate competition and go all-out again on Sunday.”

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “It’s such a contrition that my competition was over so quickly. We were both on a true fighting opposite a Mercedes, one on any side. Then Edoardo (Mortara) and Earl touched. After that, “Edo” crashed into a side of my car. we couldn’t control a car. we strike a separator hard, though I’m okay. Unfortunately a automobile isn’t. I’d be vacant if a group managed to correct my badly shop-worn Porsche by tomorrow.”

Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “What happened to Laurens during a start was really not okay. We were both fighting with a Mercedes, that nudged me initial and afterwards crashed into a side of Laurens’ automobile – totally nonessential from my perspective. we had a good race. As expected, a speed was good over a distance. we could compare a gait of a frontrunners though we couldn’t get past them. We have a good automobile for this racetrack, there’s no doubt about that. We’ll conflict again in a categorical race.”

Mathieu Jaminet (Porsche 911 GT3 R #991): “When we saw a collision in a initial path my usually suspicion was that hopefully Laurens is okay. I’m relieved that zero happened to him. we managed to get past a collision site though problems. Afterwards it was formidable to find a rhythm. I’ve been struggling with something in my automobile a whole time. We need to keep looking for a improved setup, utterly with a brakes. Still, we finished a competition though incident. Things can usually get improved for me in a categorical race.”

1. Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW M6 GT3, 12 laps
2. Raffaele Marciello (I), Mercedes AMG GT3, 12 laps
3. Maro Engel (D), Mercedes AMG GT3, 12 laps
4. Edoardo Mortara (CH), Mercedes AMG GT3, 12 laps
5. Earl Bamber (NZL), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 12 laps
6. Robin Frijns (NL), Audi R8 LMS, 12 laps
7. Christopher Haase (D), Audi R8 LMS, 12 laps
8. Dries Vanthoor (B), Audi R8 LMS, 12 laps
9. Mathieu Jaminet (F), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 12 laps
10. Alexandre Imperatori (HKG), NISMO GT-R GT3, 12 laps
11. Adderly Fong (HKG), Audi R8 LMS, 12 laps
12. Oliver Jarvis (GB), NISMO GT-R GT3, 12 laps
13. Darryl O’Young (HKG), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 12 laps
14. Laurens Vanthoor (B), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 0 laps
15. Tsugio Matsuda (J), NISMO GT-R GT3, 0 laps

Porsche takes adult a subordinate competition for a FIA GT World Cup in Macau (China) from positions 5 and six. In total, there will be 4 Porsche 911 GT3 R during a starting line in Macau from 15 to 18 November. In a hotly contested subordinate on a 6.115- kilometre Guia Circuit, a Porsche works drivers Earl Bamber (New Zealand) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) narrowly missed out on a improved grid position. Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (France), who contests a competition in Macau for a patron group Craft Bamboo Racing, achieved tenth place. His teammate Darryl O’Young from Hong Kong competent on P13.

Bamber finished his intentions transparent with a tip time in giveaway practice. In a subordinate session, a two-time Le Mans leader pulled out all stops in a initial path in cooler conditions and finished certain he got a giveaway run in his try to explain P1. At times, a New Zealander surfaced a time sheets in a ca. 500 hp No. 912 Porsche 911 GT3 R, though was eventually knocked off a tip spot. His works motorist teammate Vanthoor followed in a No. 911 sister automobile usually 0.131-seconds behind.

Jaminet, who races for a initial time on a mythological Guia Circuit in Macau, took things carefully after an confront with a barriers. With his personal best time in a final minute, a Frenchman cumulative tenth place. Just 65 kilometres from his home in Hong Kong, internal favourite O’Young also overwhelmed a guardrails and was also hampered by a puncture.

Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser (Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars): “After a subordinate we’re not utterly where we suspicion we would be. Ultimately we were usually dual or 3 tenths of a second off a second grid row, and not many some-more off second place. You have to take your shawl off to a polesitter – a clever lap. To start such a city competition from a third grid quarrel is really not ideal. Based on this, it’ll be a formidable subordinate competition for us.”

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “We’re all really close. This shows that we finished a many out of what we had. But we’re not happy. The car’s change wasn’t great. At midday, when a heat in giveaway use got extremely warmer, all went better, though afterwards that altered in a cooler conditions of a qualifying. We didn’t get a front tyres to a right temperature, that led to understeer – and privately we don’t like that during all.”

Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “In giveaway use a automobile was a dream to drive, that we underlined by environment a tip time. It was cooler in a qualifying. Perhaps we didn’t opt for a right tyres. We hadn’t altered a automobile given midday, though a change usually wasn’t as good. This joined with trade during some laps finished it difficult. Our automobile runs good over a distance, a tip speed is good, so I’m feeling confident about a subordinate race.”

Mathieu Jaminet (Porsche 911 GT3 R #991): “I had bad fitness on a initial subordinate lap. The brakes didn’t respond as I’d illusory and we overwhelmed a guardrail. Such things are not good for a courage that we really need on such a racetrack. we wish we can urge by a subordinate race. My starting position isn’t a best, let’s see what’s still possible.”

Darryl O’Young (Porsche 911 GT3 R #55): “The automobile felt improved than ever before. But we gifted an occurrence standard of Macau: we brushed a separator and postulated tyre repairs after we gathering over tools left by other cars. It’s a empathize given we positively feel that we could have finished many more. we can usually demeanour forward now. The preference will be finished in a categorical competition on Sunday. A lot can happen. Perhaps it’ll sleet – afterwards a cards will be reshuffled.”

1. Raffaele Marciello (I), Mercedes AMG GT3, 2:16.800 minutes
2. Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW M6 GT3, + 0.557 seconds
3. Maro Engel (D), Mercedes AMG GT3, + 0.622 seconds
4. Edoardo Mortara (CH), Mercedes AMG GT3, + 0.631 seconds
5. Earl Bamber (NZL), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 0.917 seconds
6. Laurens Vanthoor (B), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 1.048 seconds
7. Robin Frijns (NL), Audi R8 LMS, + 1.242 seconds
8. Christopher Haase (D), Audi R8 LMS, + 1.779 seconds
9. Dries Vanthoor (B), Audi R8 LMS, + 1.894 seconds
10. Mathieu Jaminet (F), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 2.449 seconds
11. Alexandre Imperatori (HKG), NISMO GT-R GT3, X+ 2.521 seconds
12. Adderly Fong (HKG), Audi R8 LMS, + 3.200 seconds
13. Darryl O’Young (HKG), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 3.573 seconds
14. Oliver Jarvis (GB), NISMO GT-R GT3, + 3.611 seconds
15. Tsugio Matsuda (J), NISMO GT-R GT3, + 4.910 seconds

The 911 GT3 R has been designed by Porsche for a tellurian GT3 series. This patron sports racer that has over 368 kW (500 hp) of energy distinguished a racing première during 24 Hours of Daytona in Jan 2016, showcasing a cutting-edge four-litre, six-cylinder fighter engine with approach fuel injection. It’s won many general racing array given then, including a IMSA SportsCar Championship, World Challenge, ADAC GT Masters, and a 24-hour competition on a Nürburgring.

There will be 4 Porsche 911 GT3 R during a starting line of a FIA GT World Cup in Macau (China) from 15 to 18 November. The Manthey-Racing group will be regulating dual of a vehicles – any with around 500 hp – driven by Earl Bamber (New Zealand) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium). Two-time Le Mans leader Bamber will be fasten a competition in a automobile that has been given a utterly special look: an eye-catching red and bullion pattern that’s desirous by a Chinese year of a dog. Two some-more cars will be prepared by patron group Craft Bamboo Racing, for Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (France) and Chinese internal favourite Darryl O’Young.

The Guia Circuit, 6,115 km prolonged and located in a former Portuguese cluster of Macau, is deliberate one of a many formidable travel circuits in a world. Located in Asia’s gambling paradise, this track’s prolonged straights, quick bends, and fantastic sections such as a Lisboa Bend are eminent distant over China’s borders. And a march has another unusual underline too: in all training sessions and races, there’s a despotic anathema on overtaking in a “Melco Hairpin”. Car and motorbike races have been hold on a streets of Macau – some of that are usually 7 metres far-reaching – given 1954, and a FIA GT World Cup has been a bound object on a bulletin of a Macau Grand Prix weekend given 2015.

Factory motorist Laurens Vanthoor is aiming for his second feat during a GT World Cup in a automobile with starting series 911. The Belgian won a 2016 competition in fantastic fashion. Shortly before a finish line, Vanthoor slid into a pile-up separator as he battled Earl Bamber – now his co-worker – flipped a car, and afterwards crossed a line on a roof, holding initial place. These dual Macau specialists were a pivotal players during that weekend of racing dual years ago. Bamber will expostulate a automobile with starting series 912 in 2018, with Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet holding to a start line for a initial time. The Frenchman will be pushing in a Porsche 911 GT3 R with starting series 991. In a sister automobile (number 55), Hong Kong Chinese motorist Darryl O’Young is celebrating a home game, usually 65 km from where he lives.


Laurens Vanthoor, Manthey-Racing, Macau, 2018, Porsche AG

Laurens Vanthoor is aiming for his second feat during a GT World Cup

The categorical competition over 18 laps takes off on Sunday, 18 November, during 12.25 hrs internal time (05.25 hrs CET).

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