WEC: Double Le Mans leader Porsche travels to Silverstone heading a points

Posted on 17. Aug, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

A six-strong swift of Porsche 911 RSR will tackle a foe on a 5.901-kilometre tradition-steeped circuit in a British Midlands: dual in a GTE-Pro difficulty and 4 in a GTE-Am class.

In 2017, a latest era Porsche 911 RSR distinguished a WEC entrance during Silverstone. At final year’s season-opening foe on a British circuit, a Porsche works drivers Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) soon scored a lectern spot, with a 2017 clamp champions final a foe in Great Britain on third. The Silverstone circuit hosted a initial modern-day Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1950. Legendary corners such as Becketts, Copse and Stowe were forged out of a drift of a former troops airbase.

Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni tackle a six-hour foe in a #91 car. Bruni from Italy won a WEC Silverstone foe in 2012 and 2015, while Lietz crossed a finish line initial there in 2014. The cockpit of a #92 Porsche 911 RSR is common by Le Mans champions Kévin Estre from France and Michael Christensen from Denmark. After winning a world’s toughest continuation foe progressing this year, a dual drivers now lead a drivers’ sequence in a GTE-Pro class. Porsche now ranks initial in a manufacturers’ classification.

Three patron squads margin 4 some-more 911 RSR in a GTE-Am category. Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (France), Christian Ried from Germany and Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (Australia) contest in a #77 car. Driving for Dempsey Proton Racing, a contingent travels to Silverstone heading a drivers’ and group sequence after scoring a difficulty feat during Le Mans. Manning a sister automobile are Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli (Italy), Khaled Al Qubaisi from a United Arab Emirates and Italy’s Giorgio Roda. Out of all a teams that contested a GTE-Am difficulty during a Le Mans classic, a drivers of a #88 automobile achieved a best grid position. Competing in a 911 RSR campaigned by a Project 1 group are Porsche works motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany), Patrick Lindsey from America and Norwegian Egidio Perfetti. The dual Englishmen Michael Wainwright and Ben Barker join army with Alex Davison from Australia in a cockpit of a nine-eleven run by a British patron group Gulf Racing.


911 RSR, giveaway practice, Spa-Francorchamps, FIA WEC, 2018, Porsche AG

The Porsche 911 RSR distinguished a WEC entrance during Silverstone in 2017. So distant this season, a racer from Weissach has clinched a one-two outcome in a GTE-Pro difficulty during Le Mans as good as a GTE-Am difficulty win. The water-cooled four-litre fighter engine is formed on a seventh era of a iconic 911 sports car. The #91 and #92 vehicles tackled Le Mans sporting a special ancestral design. For a Silverstone round, a Porsche GT Team will return to a bureau pattern with a primary colours white, red and black.

The six-hour foe during Silverstone gets underway on Sunday, Aug 19, 2018, during midday internal time (13.00 hrs CEST).

Round 3 can be noticed free-of-charge around live streaming from 12.30 to 19.30 hrs on Sport1.de. The free-to-air hire Sport1 will also promote a foe from 14.30 to 14.45 and from 15.45 to 19.15 hrs. The foe is aired on a pay-TV channel Sport 1 Plus from 13.30 hours. Eurosport 1 televises a foe giveaway between 18:15 and 19:10 hours. Moreover, a whole foe can be watched on a pay-TV channel Eurosport Player. The pay-TV channel Motorsport.TV also broadcasts a six-hour foe from 12:45 to 19:15 hours. For a fee, a FIA WEC app offers live streaming of a finish foe as good as a time-keeping.

Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser (Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars): “After a tighten quarrel during Le Mans we’re prepared to take on a subsequent challenge. Our aim is to urge a lead in a points. Silverstone enjoys a prolonged tradition and binds a really special place in a hearts of drivers and engine racing enthusiasts. We’re adult opposite tough competition, though we’re ideally prepared. At Le Mans, a Porsche 911 RSR once again underlined that it can hoop outrageous stresses and is reliable.”

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “The high hold turn during Silverstone puts special final on a setup of a 911 RSR. Intuition and refinement are indispensable here. Only those who opt for a right setup will be in a position to quarrel for victory. We were among a frontrunners to a finish during Spa and we scored a double feat during Le Mans – it should continue like this during Silverstone.”

More quotes in a press release (downloads).

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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