Porsche 911 RSR starts from second grid row

Posted on 05. Aug, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

In a 15-minute subordinate event of a IMSA SportsCar Championship, Belgium’s Laurens Vanthoor incited his fastest path in a time of 2:03.114 minutes. Nick Tandy from Great Britain planted a #911 sister automobile on a eighth mark in a hotly contested GTLM subordinate on a 6.515-kilometre racetrack. In North America’s premier sports automobile championship, Vanthoor and a New Zealander Earl Bamber share a cockpit for Sunday’s race. For spin 8 of a season, Tandy shares pushing duties with his teammate Patrick Pilet from France.

In a GTD class, Porsche works motorist Patrick Long (USA) distinguished his second stick position of a deteriorate for Wright Motorsports. He is assimilated in a cockpit for a competition by Porsche Selected Driver Christina Nielsen (DK). The second Porsche 911 GT3 R is fielded by Park Place Motorsports, for whom drivers Patrick Lindsey and Porsche bureau motorist Jörg Bergmeister competent on P6.

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 RSR #912): “In fourth we were a small off a leader, though I’m not endangered about this. The automobile was good, a change was right. we managed to spin a good path and I’m assured with fourth place.”

Nick Tandy (Porsche 911 RSR #911): “We’d indeed already expected we wouldn’t be on a initial grid row. Still, it’s frustrating. It simply didn’t work for us. We didn’t have a ideal setup for qualifying. Now we have to take a tighten demeanour so that we’re improved prepared for a race.”

Pascal Zurlinden, Director GT Factory Motorsport: “Our subordinate wasn’t a strongest. The outcome is rather unsatisfactory for us. We still have some work to do and now we need to concentration on a race.”

GTLM class
1. Hand/Müller (USA/D), Ford GT, 2:02.479 minutes
2. Briscoe/Westbrook (AUS/GB), Ford GT, 2:02.650 minutes
3. Magnussen/Garcia (DK/E), Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, 2:02.746 minutes
4. Vanthoor/Bamber (B/NZ), Porsche 911 RSR, 2:03.114 minutes
5. Gavin/Milner (GB/USA), Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, 2:03.170 minutes
6. Krohn/Edwards (FIN/USA), BMW M8 GTE, 2:03.331 minutes
7. Sims/De Phillippi (GB/USA), BMW M8 GTE, 2:03.645 minutes
8. Tandy/Pilet (GB/F), Porsche 911 RSR, 2:03.673 minutes

GTD class
1. Long/Nielsen (USA/DK), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 2:06.593 minutes
2. Marcelli/Baumann (CAN/A), Lexus RC F GT3, 2:06.850 minutes
3. Sellers/Snow (USA/USA), Lamborghini Huracan GT3, 2:07.226 minutes
4. MacNeil/Jeannette (USA/USA), Ferrari 488 GT3, 2:07.317 minutes
5. Keating/Bleekemolen (USA/NL), Mercedes-AMG GT3, 2:07.561 minutes
6. Lindsey/Bergmeister (USA/D), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 2:07.944 minutes
7. Legge/Parente (GB/P), Acura NSX GT3, 2:08.280 minutes
8. Foley/Auberlen (USA/USA), BMW M6 GT3, 2:08.402 minutes
9. Potter/Lally (USA/USA), Audi R8 LMS GT3, 2:08.947 minutes
10. Marks/Aschenbach (USA/USA), Acura NSX GT3, 2:12.272 Minuten
11. Hawksworth/Heinemeier Hansson (GB/DK), Lexus RC F GT3
12. Piovanetti/Negri (USA/BR), Ferrari 488 GT3
Full formula are accessible at: http://results.imsa.com

With a Road America competition on 5 August, a IMSA SportsCar Championship takes a brief outing into a past. The storied 6.515-kilometre circuit tighten to Elkhart Lake in a US state of Wisconsin is regarded as a hearth of American sports automobile racing. The Porsche GT Team fields dual 911 RSR in a GTLM category opposite clever antithesis from BMW, Ford and Chevrolet. In a second season, a 510 hp 911 RSR has won dual races so distant in North America’s premier sports automobile competition series: a 12 Hours of Sebring and during Mid-Ohio. In a GTD class, Porsche’s patron teams Wright Motorsports and Park Place Motorsports contest with a 911 GT3 R.

Road America, that was non-stop in 1955, is a longest circuit on a IMSA SportsCar Championship calendar and is one of a few courses to have defended a strange layout. Sports fans courtesy a storied racetrack, on that Porsche distinguished a double GTLM category feat in 2015, as “America’s National Park of Speed”. They make their approach to Elkhart Lake from all corners of a country. The ancestral march is dual hours by automobile north of Chicago on Highway 67.

The cockpit of a #911 Porsche 911 RSR is common by a 2015 Road America winners, Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain). This season, a span won a 12 Hours of Sebring. The winners of a Mid-Ohio race, Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand), who recently climbed a lectern in third during Lime Rock, share pushing duties in a second 911 RSR (#912). In a GTD class, a Porsche patron group Wright Motorsports competes with a 911 GT3 R. In a cockpit of a #58 automobile are a works motorist Patrick Long (USA) and Porsche Selected Driver Christina Nielsen (Denmark). Park Place Motorsports (#73) tackles a competition with bureau motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Lindsey (USA).

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 competition takes off on Saturday, 5 August, during 13.35 hrs internal time (20.35 hrs CEST) and runs over 2:40 hours. The competition can be noticed live outward a USA and Canada on www.imsa.com.  

Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars: “We have a chaotic Jul with 3 really tough races in a USA and Canada behind us. Despite a huge stresses on drivers and a team, a 911 RSR gave a clever altogether performance, that unfortunately hasn’t been rewarded with a feat yet. After scoring lectern formula during Watkins Glen and Lime Rock as good as stick position in Bowmanville, we’re now confronting a subsequent large plea with a competition on a mythological Road America. It’s a genuine classical on one of America’s many pleasing racetracks. After a final feat here in 2015, we really wish to win again.”

Pascal Zurlinden, Director GT Factory Motorsport: “Road America is a normal sealed circuit with a lot of quick corners and loads of character. Teams and drivers face a formidable charge with a setup of a 911 RSR. They have to find a ideal concede to safeguard they have a required reason for a delayed corners. We’re looking brazen to this challenge.”

Sebastian Golz, Project Manager GT Customer Sport: “We’re extraordinary to see if a patron teams perform as strongly as in prior years during Road America. Spectators can strech roughly each partial of this lane and get a possibility to declare firsthand how a GT cars pull a boundary of traction in a corners. It’s a good knowledge for each sports automobile fan.”

Patrick Pilet (911 RSR #911): “Road America is my favourite racetrack in a USA. we like a tradition and character. For me, it’s America’s homogeneous to Spa. The march is fast, perfectionist and hilly, with a pleasing landscape as a backdrop. Racing there is always really intense. This was underlined in 2015 when we started from a final grid mark and went on to win.”

Nick Tandy (911 RSR #911): “This championship thrives on a contrasts, that creates it impossibly sundry and interesting. Recently we raced on a shortest lane of a calendar during Lime Rock, now we’re competing on a longest. This requires a totally opposite and extremely some-more formidable competition strategy, also in terms of probable reserve automobile phases. The fact that we’ve already won during Road America gives us an additional boost.”

Laurens Vanthoor (911 RSR #912): “Road America is a genuine drivers’ racetrack. If we brave to reason off a bit longer before braking for a corners, we can simply pass in some places. we like such challenges. Races there are always hotly contested. We scored second in 2017 and missed out on feat by only six-tenths of a second. We really wish to win this time.”

Earl Bamber (911 RSR #912): “I’m looking brazen to Road America. It’s my favourite racetrack in a USA. we like that a march is quick and severe and also set in a pleasing location. Porsche has always finished good on this storied circuit. We done adult some belligerent in a championship with a lectern outcome during Lime Rock. Now we have to keep it adult if we aim to continue a quarrel for a title.”

Patrick Long (911 GT3 R #58): “At Lime Rock we took off from stick position for a initial time this deteriorate with a 911 GT3 R.  Although this good grid position didn’t interpret into a tip outcome in a race, it creates us really assured for Road America.”

Jörg Bergmeister (911 GT3 R #73): “We’ve achieved good during Road America in new years. It’s my all-time favourite racetrack in Ameria, really quick and really challenging. Fans can demeanour brazen to some retaining racing with fascinating fights for positions.”

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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