Fourth grid quarrel for Porsche during Spa-Francorchamps

Posted on 04. May, 2019 by in Porsche Canada

The universe championship leaders Kévin Estre (France) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) lapped a 7.004-kilometre racetrack nearby a German limit in an normal time of 2.13.683 mins and will take adult a six-hour foe on Saturday from seventh place.

Under pale skies and temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius, Richard Lietz (Austria) and Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) were only 0.153 seconds slower than their code colleagues on a “Ardennes rollercoaster”. The No. 91 sister automobile takes adult a foe from eighth place directly alongside a Porsche 911 RSR of Estre and Christensen.

In a altogether classification, a Porsche GT Team binds a 100-point lead over a competition. The bureau patrol from Weissach can even explain an early universe championship pretension on Saturday (race start 13.30 hrs).

The subordinate in a GTE-Am class

In a GTE-Am class, a Dempsey Proton Racing group narrowly missed out on scoring stick position. The No. 88 Porsche 911 RSR driven by Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli (Italy) and a Italian father-son twin Gianluca and Giorgio Roda take adult a foe from second on a grid. The third mark is assigned by Project 1, who now leads a altogether classification. Porsche works motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) shares pushing duties in a Porsche 911 RSR with a American Patrick Lindsey and Egidio Perfetti from Norway. Fourth quickest in subordinate was a second 911 run by Dempsey Proton Racing with drivers Christian Ried (Germany), Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (Australia) and Riccardo Pera (Italy). Gulf-Racing with Porsche Young Professional Thomas Preining (Austria) and a dual British racers Michael Wainwright and Benjamin Barker resolved a subordinate eventuality on eighth.

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “That wasn’t a best qualifying. We’d hoped to be in a tip five. Unfortunately not everybody got a ideal path or their good path was annulled. The foe is unequivocally tight. If we scored this outcome in tomorrow’s foe we’d be manufacturer universe champions. So, zero is mislaid yet. And anything is probable in a six-hour race, generally with a continue foresee presaging sleet and presumably even snow.”

Richard Lietz (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “The car, a change and a quick path were unequivocally good. It’s always wily in cold temperatures to get a brakes adult to heat in a initial few laps, though it worked good today. In fact, a path was flawless. We’ll now take some time to demeanour during because it wasn’t adequate to be during a front.”

More quotes in a press recover (downloads).

GTE-Pro class
1. Priaulx/Tincknell (GB/GB), Ford GT
2. Lynn/Martin (GB/B), Aston Martin Vantage GTE, +0.067 seconds
3. Farfus/Da Costa (BR/E), BMW M8 GTE, +0.092 seconds
7. Christensen/Estre (DK/F), Porsche 911 RSR, +0.798 seconds
8. Lietz/Bruni (A/I), Porsche 911 RSR, +0.951 seconds

GTE-Am class
1. Yoluc/Alers-Hankey/Eastwood (TR/GB/GB), Aston Martin Vant. GTE
2. Roda/Roda/Cairoli (I/I/I), Porsche 911 RSR, +0.110 seconds
3. Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti (D/USA/N), Porsche 911 RSR, +0.329 seconds
4. Ried/Pera/Campbell (D/I/AUS), Porsche 911 RSR, +0.944 seconds
8. Wainwright/Barker/Preining (GB/GB/A), Porsche 911 RSR, + 3.164 seconds

Full results:

Porsche reaches a compare indicate during turn 7 of a FIA Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC) during Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium). The bureau patrol from Weissach could take home a manufacturers’ pretension during a penultimate turn of a 2018/2019 WEC Super Season. Two of a Porsche 911 RSR will go adult opposite vehicles from Aston Martin, BMW, Ford and Ferrari. The six-hour foe 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 foe 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 series 92. The winners of a 2018 Le Mans 24-hour foe 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 car. At Le Mans, a series 91 and 92 vehicles raced in a special ancestral design.

The six-hour foe 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 The free-to-air hire Sport 1 also broadcasts a foe 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 foe 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 foe 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 foe 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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