FIA GT World Cup: Porsche scores fourth during Macau

Posted on 18. Nov, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (France) resolved his lass tour in a Asian gambling bliss on position seven, while his Craft Bamboo teammate Darryl O’Young crossed a finish line in 14th. After being shunted out of quarrel by another competitor, works motorist Laurens Vanthoor was incompetent to take partial in a race. His Porsche 911 GT3 R had been too badly shop-worn by a pile-up into a barriers.

Shortly after a start, Bamber launched a office of a leaders, though found deficient space to overtake. Instead, a New Zealander safeguarded his tyres in credentials for a final theatre of a ca. 110-kilometre foe over 18 laps. This plan paid off. In a shutting phase, Bamber was a fastest motorist on a 6.115-kilometre racetrack. However, a slight travel circuit left no room for a successful conflict on a heading vehicles. At a flag, a two-time Le Mans leader was usually 1.460 seconds of claiming a lectern place with a No. 912 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Jaminet resolved his Macau entrance with a flawless drive

Jaminet resolved his Macau entrance with a clever and flawless expostulate in a categorical race. The Frenchman finished adult dual positions in a automobile fielded by a Porsche patron group Craft Bamboo Racing – a attainment no other motorist managed to achieve. His teammate Darryl O’Young (Hong Kong) crossed a finish line in 14th in front of home crowds.

Sebastian Golz (Project Manager Porsche 911 GT3 R): “We had a clever weekend. In a use sessions and a foe we managed to say a gait that was in no approach defective to a competition. Unfortunately we didn’t utterly secure a subordinate positions we indispensable to grasp a improved result. Earl gathering a first-class foe and was utterly clever in a final laps. And Mathieu Jaminet did unequivocally well, too. He managed to pass dual rivals, though some-more wasn’t possible.”

Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “It was a unequivocally tough race. we managed to urge my position during a start, afterwards a gaps sundry occasionally. Towards a end, when a automobile became lighter with reduction fuel on board, we were unequivocally fast. The qualities of a Porsche 911 GT3 R came into their own, that authorised a consistently quick speed even on used tyres. We’ve underlined that a automobile is though doubt one of a strongest GT3 vehicles. If we’d started serve adult a grid we could’ve finished many better, though that’s usually a approach it is in Macau.”

Mathieu Jaminet (Porsche 911 GT3 R #991): “I started from ninth on a grid and finished on seventh – that’s not bad. we simply attempted to move a automobile home though any damage. It’s good fun to expostulate so tighten to a barriers. The circuit is a small like a condensed chronicle of a Nordschleife with a guardrails right subsequent to a lane edges. I’m unequivocally gratified that Porsche gave me a possibility to foe in Macau. we wish to lapse to this special racetrack subsequent year.”

Darryl O’Young (Porsche 911 GT3 R #55): “I’m not happy with my outcome and a gait in a race. We never unequivocally managed to get into a pitch of things over a whole foe weekend – it’s a good shame. We attempted a whole raft of things, though zero helped. That’s how it is in Macau sometimes. I’ll try to come behind to my home foe subsequent year.”

1. Augusto Farfus (BR), BMW M6 GT3, 18 laps
2. Maro Engel (D), Mercedes AMG GT3, 18 laps
3. Edoardo Mortara (CH), Mercedes AMG GT3, 18 laps
4. Earl Bamber (NZL), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 18 laps
5. Robin Frijns (NL), Audi R8 LMS, 18 laps
6. Christopher Haase (D), Audi R8 LMS, 18 laps
7. Mathieu Jaminet (F), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 18 laps
8. Dries Vanthoor (B), Audi R8 LMS, 18 laps
9. Raffaele Marciello (I), Mercedes AMG GT3, 18 laps
10. Alexandre Imperatori (HKG), NISMO GT-R GT3, 18 laps
11. Adderly Fong (HKG), Audi R8 LMS, 18 laps
12. Oliver Jarvis (GB), NISMO GT-R GT3, 18 laps
13. Tsugio Matsuda (J), NISMO GT-R GT3, 18 laps
14. Darryl O’Young (HKG), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 18 laps

At a subordinate race, Porsche has cumulative a mark on a third grid quarrel for a categorical foe of a FIA GT World Cup in Macau (China). Earl Bamber (New Zealand) finished in fifth position in a hotly contested subordinate foe 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 foe 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 foe 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 foe 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 foe 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 – unequivocally 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 foe and go all-out again on Sunday.”

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “It’s such a contrition that my foe 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 foe 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 foe 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 foe 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 foe from a third grid quarrel is really not ideal. Based on this, it’ll be a formidable subordinate foe for us.”

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “We’re all unequivocally 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 foe 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 foe 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 foe 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 foe 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

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