First compare indicate in Belgium: Porsche sets sights on universe championship

Posted on 03. May, 2019 by in Porsche Canada

Two of a ca. 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR will go adult opposite vehicles from Aston Martin, BMW, Ford and Ferrari. The six-hour competition on May 4th outlines a second revisit to a Belgian venue in a stream WEC season. It was here that a Super Season took off final year. At that event, a dual works cars finished on positions dual and four.

The 7.004-kilometre racetrack not distant from a German limit has a prolonged tradition. During a abounding story in sports automobile racing and Formula One, fans have been treated to many retaining and fantastic races over a years. The “Ardennes rollercoaster”, as a Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is mostly called due to a extravagantly undulating layout, includes 21 corners. Fast passages such as Eau Rouge and Blanchimont are as famous as a parsimonious La Source hairpin.

The Sebring winners Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) and Richard Lietz (Austria) tackle a competition in a No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR. After 7 of this season’s 8 rounds, a span ranks second in a drivers’ classification. Only their code colleagues Kévin Estre (France) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) are in a improved position in a matching automobile with a starting array 92. The winners of a 2018 Le Mans 24-hour competition and a six-hour eventuality in Fuji (Japan) reason a championship lead of 25 points over their colleagues from a Porsche bureau squad.

Three Porsche patron teams margin a sum of 4 911 RSR in a GTE-Am class. Porsche works motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany), a American Patrick Lindsey and Egidio Perfetti from Norway expostulate for Project 1. The contingent in a No. 56 automobile now lead a drivers’ sequence in a GTE-Am difficulty and could also measure an early title. Moreover, a patrol from a northern German city of Lohne are on lane to explain a group championship. Driving a No. 86 automobile for Gulf Racing is Porsche Young Professional Thomas Preining (Austria) and a dual British racers Michael Wainwright and Benjamin Barker. Dempsey Proton Racing debate a span of Porsche 911 RSR. In a No. 77 vehicle, Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (Australia), Christian Ried (Germany) and Riccardo Pera (Italy) are dynamic to continue their good run. This motorist organisation won a prior dual races in Shanghai (China) and Sebring (USA). Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli (Italy) shares a cockpit of a No. 88 Porsche 911 RSR with a Italian father-son pairing Gianluca and Giorgio Roda.

The Porsche 911 RSR distinguished a entrance in a WEC Sports Car World Championship during Silverstone in 2017. In a stream 2018/2019 Super Season, a racer from Weissach has clinched initial and second in a GTE-Pro difficulty during Le Mans as good as a GTE-Am difficulty category win. The water-cooled four-litre fighter engine is formed on a seventh era of a iconic 911 sports automobile and produces around 510 hp depending on a restrictor. At Le Mans, a array 91 and 92 vehicles raced in a special ancestral design.

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “After a new victories in a IMSA array and a WEC competition during Sebring, we’re roving a call of success. But we won’t concede that to confuse us from a proven track. Meticulous preparation, ideal teamwork and flawless pushing performances will again be a pivotal to success at Spa. Scoring second place during a season-opener in Belgium final year, we narrowly missed out on winning. We still have some unprepared business at Spa-Francorchamps, and we’re penetrating to settle a score.”

Gianmaria Bruni (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “The Spa-Francorchamps racetrack is one of my all-time favourites on a WEC Super Season calendar. For us drivers, a circuit offers really special hurdles – there is zero utterly like a ‘Ardennes rollercoaster’. We have a really transparent charge for a arriving race: to bind an early win of a universe manufacturers’ championship for Porsche. We’ll do all to grasp this goal. After a win during Sebring we’re feeling really confident.”

Richard Lietz (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “After a success in Florida there is now one vital goal: feat at Spa-Francorchamps. We wish to kill dual birds with one stone. Firstly, to assistance Porsche on a approach to a universe title, and secondly, maybe this would give Gimmi and we a possibility to secure a drivers’ championship in a grand culmination during Le Mans. We’d like to keep a doorway open to a final metre.”

More quotes in a press release (downloads).

The six-hour competition at Spa-Francorchamps gets underway on Saturday, May 4, 2019, during 13:30 hrs internal time.

Round 7 at Spa-Francorchamps can be noticed free-of-charge around live streaming from 13:00 to 20:00 hrs on sport1.de. The free-to-air hire Sport 1 also broadcasts a competition live from 14:30 hrs to 14:45 hrs and 16:10 to 20:00 hrs. Eurosport televises a start proviso live from 13:15 to 14:45 hrs (Eurosport 2) and between 18:30 and 19:55 hrs (Eurosport 1). Moreover, a whole competition can be watched on a pay-TV channel Eurosport Player from 13:30 to 19:30 hrs. The pay-TV channel Motorsport.TV offers a live promote of a subordinate and race. For a fee, a FIA WEC app offers live streaming of a finish competition as good as a time-keeping.

In a Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC), that was initial contested in 2012, sports prototypes and GT vehicles contest in 4 classes: LMP1, LMP2, GTE-Pro and GTE-Am. They all contest together in one competition though are personal separately. The Porsche GT Team contests a GTE-Pro class, while a patron teams Dempsey Proton Racing, Project 1 and Gulf Racing quarrel for honours in a GTE-Am class.

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