IMSA: Hot office for tip times: Porsche 911 RSR on a third grid row

Posted on 09. Sep, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

Their group colleagues Earl Bamber (NZL) and Laurens Vanthoor (B) tackle turn 10 of a deteriorate from seventh on a grid in a No. 912 vehicle.

The hunt for tip times on a mythological Laguna Seca Raceway in California incited retaining and close. Tandy hold off during a commencement of a subordinate in a wish of benefitting from improving lane conditions. Sand and mud on 3.601-kilometre racetrack, however, supposing small grip. The British motorist resolved a subordinate in 1:22.990 minutes, that put his Porsche 911 RSR on P6. Bamber incited a path usually 0.150 seconds slower than his teammate.

Good starting positions in a GTD class

In a GTD class, a Porsche patron teams cumulative good starting positions for a race. Works motorist Patrick Long planted a Porsche 911 GT3 R with a starting array 58 on a fourth grid position. The American shares pushing duties in a cockpit of a automobile fielded by Wright Motorsports with Porsche Selected Driver Christina Nielsen (DK). Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Lindsey (USA) take adult a penultimate competition of a deteriorate from fifth place in a matching indication campaigned by Park Place Motorsports.

911 RSR, Wight Motorsports, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Qualifying, Laguna Seca, 2018, Porsche AG

Steffen Höllwarth (Porsche Program Manager IMSA SportsCar Championship): “Positions 6 and 7 – this doesn’t demeanour good during initial glance. But it’s not a one who is fastest over a singular path that has a best chances. In all of a sessions, we focussed on a longer distance. The opening over a whole competition is a pivotal to probable success. The racetrack poses a outrageous plea in terms of tyre durability. That’s since we’ve put a categorical importance on a competition setup. We’re looking good in a prolonged runs. With this in mind, we’re good prepared for a race.”

Nick Tandy (Porsche 911 RSR #911): “That was a formidable subordinate for us. The lane heat was totally opposite from this morning’s practice. It was formidable to sign how a tyres would respond. And we didn’t unequivocally get all out of a package. Had we managed to do this, we would have competent serve adult a grid. But this doesn’t meant many for a race, since we’ll use opposite tyres. Over a stretch a pecking sequence can demeanour utterly different.”

Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 RSR #912): “After a impressions we got from Friday’s session, we’d kind of approaching this result. It was tough for us during initial to get a best out of a tyres. But in a morning we were confident with a opening and were a fastest on a track. However, in a warmer conditions of a qualifying, a change wasn’t utterly right. We have to urge this for a race. If we conduct to do this, a chances demeanour good.”

GTLM class
1. Gavin/Milner (GB/USA), Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, 1:22.700 minutes
2. Hand/Müller (USA/D), Ford GT, 1:22.787 minutes
3. Magnussen/Garcia (DK/E), Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, 1:22.806 minutes
4. Briscoe/Westbrook (AUS/GB), Ford GT, 1:22.850 minutes
5. Sims/De Phillippi (GB/USA), BMW M8 GTE, 1:22.972 minutes
6. Tandy/Pilet (GB/F), Porsche 911 RSR, 1:22.990 minutes
7. Vanthoor/Bamber (B/NZ), Porsche 911 RSR, 1:23.140 minutes
8. Krohn/Edwards (FIN/USA), BMW M8 GTE, 1:23.527 minutes

GTD class
1. Legge/Farnbacher (GB/D), Acura NSX GT3, 1:24.456 minutes
2. Sellers/Snow (USA/USA), Lamborghini Huracan GT3, 1:24.595 minutes
3. Keating/Bleekemolen (USA/NL), Mercedes-AMG GT3, 1:24.644 minutes
4. Long/Nielsen (USA/DK), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 1:24.871 minutes
5. Bergmeister/Lindsey (D/USA), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 1:24.904 minutes

Full formula are accessible at:

The competition takes off on Sunday, 9 September, during 14.05 hrs internal time (23.05 hrs CEST) and can be noticed live outward a USA and Canada on

At a Laguna Seca Raceway, a dual competition cars from Weissach will go adult opposite manufacturers BMW, Chevrolet and Ford. Porsche pursues a third win of a deteriorate in a GTLM class. The Porsche patron group Wright Motorsports aims to continue a lectern strain in a GTD difficulty with a Porsche 911 GT3 R after claiming a initial IMSA feat this deteriorate during Road America in Elkhart Lake on Aug 5. The group Park Place Motorsports fields another 911 GT3 R in this class. Unlike during a new turn in Danville, a competitors in a antecedent difficulty will be behind on a grid for a Monterey race.

The 3.601-kilometre Laguna Seca Raceway in a dunes of California is one of a many perfectionist racetracks in North America. The barbarous Corkscrew dilemma is not a usually plea thrown during drivers and engineers: in further to a generally prohibited and dry pavement of a circuit, they also need to cope with a 55-metre betterment change, that is widespread over eleven infrequently tight, infrequently quick turns. Moreover, in new years a competition over usually dual hours and 40 mins has mostly proven to be a game-plan thriller.

The cockpit of a No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR is common by Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain), a winners of a 12 Hours of Sebring. The winners of a Mid-Ohio race, Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand), share pushing duties in a No. 912 sister car. In a GTD class, a Porsche patron group Wright Motorsports competes with dual 911 GT3 R. In a cockpit of a #58 automobile is a works motorist Patrick Long (USA), who grew adult in Thousand Oaks, and Porsche Selected Driver Christina Nielsen (Denmark). So distant this season, a span has notched adult one feat in a GTD difficulty interjection to their new win during Elkhart Lake. Park Place Motorsports tackles a competition with bureau motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Lindsey (USA) pity a 911 GT3 R.

For a second competition season, a 911 RSR was optimised essentially in a setup. Depending on a distance of a restrictor, a motor, that is positioned in front of a back axle, puts out around 375 kW (510 hp). The quite vast back diffuser total with a top-mounted back wing provides clever downforce and aerodynamic efficiency. The ca. 368kW (500 hp) 911 GT3 R was designed for worldwide GT3 series. The automobile is campaigned by patron teams, for whom Porsche has supposing an evo-kit in 2018.

The IMSA SportsCar Championship, a sports automobile competition array contested in a USA and Canada, was run in 2014 for a initial time. The array was shaped from a partnership of a American Le Mans Series and a Grand-Am Series. Sports prototypes and sports cars start in 3 opposite classes: GTLM (GT Le Mans), GTD (GT Daytona) and P (Prototype). The Porsche 911 RSR runs in a GTLM class, with a Porsche 911 GT3 R contesting a GTD class.

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