IMSA: Porsche GT Team fields cars with mythological pattern during Road Atlanta

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

Painted with a particular blue and red-orange stripes, a dual Porsche 911 RSR racers elicit memories of a 911 GT1, that scored altogether feat during a 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998. Twenty years ago, an matching indication started from stick position in a famous Road Atlanta race. It was during a initial using of a eventuality underneath a name “Petit Le Mans”. Facing Ferrari, BMW, Ford and Chevrolet, a Porsche GT Team now aims to build on those memorable successes with a dual foe vehicles from Weissach.

For many drivers, a 4.088-kilometre racetrack in a US state of Georgia ranks high in a recognition stakes. The supposed “esses” (turns 2 by 5) in a initial zone poise a outrageous plea for drivers. Courage and pinnacle pointing sum with a ideal automobile setup are essential in this quick passage. At a 20 races (each over 10 hours or 1,000 kilometres) contested here so far, Porsche has scored a sum of 23 category wins. In 2015, a works group from Weissach kick even a prototypes to bind altogether victory. “Petit Le Mans” is also a final foe of a North American Endurance Cup (NAEC). In this competition, that encompasses a races during Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta, a Porsche GT Team now ranks second overall.

Each of a dual Porsche 911 RSR vehicles will be driven by 3 pilots during a long-distance foe during Road Atlanta. Sharing a cockpit of a No. 911 Porsche are Patrick Pilet (France), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki. In March, these 3 won a Sebring 12-hour race. After securing second during Laguna Seca, Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand) will be assimilated in a No. 912 cockpit by Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (France). The patron competition group Wright Motorsports fields a No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R with works motorist Patrick Long from a USA, Porsche Selected Driver Christina Nielsen (Denmark) and Robert Renauer from Austria. Sharing pushing duties in a No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R sports automobile of Park Place Motorsports is a works motorist Wolf Henzler (Germany) and a dual Americans Spencer Pumpelly and Timothy Pappas.

For a second foe 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 sum 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 foe takes off on Saturday, 13 October, during 11.10 hrs internal time (17.10 hrs CEST) and can be noticed live outward a USA and Canada on www.imsa.com.

The IMSA SportsCar Championship, a sports automobile foe 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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