WEC: Podium for Porsche during Silverstone

Posted on 20. Aug, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

The No. 91 sister automobile driven by Austria’s Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni from Italy primarily scored second, however was subsequently unfit due to an anomaly in a float height. Witnessed by 60,240 spectators, 10 vehicles from 5 manufacturers fought for feat in a GTE-Pro difficulty this weekend. Four additional Porsche 911 RSR foe cars tackled a GTE-Am difficulty in a UK. Victory went to Dempsey Proton Racing with Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (AUS), Christian Ried (Germany) and Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (F). Porsche continues to lead a manufacturers’ sequence in a GTE-Pro difficulty as good as a drivers’ sequence of both a GTE-Pro and GTE-Am classes in a WEC.

Under partly pale skies and with a heat of 23-degrees Celsius, British spectators were treated to a retaining foe with many changes during a front of a field. Estre and Christensen gathering a energetic race. Estre done an desirous start in a No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR. The Frenchman got divided good off a line and done a many of a collision among a front container of a 34-strong margin to brush to a front of a GTE-Pro class. When his teammate, Christensen, gifted tyre problems in a second stint, they fell behind to position six, however, interjection to a good array stop strategy, a span worked their approach behind adult to a front and during times hold a lead. Towards a finish of a race, however, they had to let vehicles pass. The dual Le Mans winners continue to lead a drivers’ sequence of a WEC.


911 RSR, race, Silverstone, FIA WEC, 2018, Porsche AG

Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen finished on third place

The GTE-Am difficulty also treated fans to some fascinating foe action. Heading into a foe from P2, a Dempsey Proton Racing patrol with Porsche Young Professional Campbell, Ried and Porsche Junior Andlauer crossed a finish line initial after 168 laps. Starting from stick position, a Project 1 group with Porsche works motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany), Patrick Lindsey (USA) and Egidio Perfetti (N) led a margin over two-thirds of a race. A stop-and-go chastisement as a outcome of a array stop blunder relegated a group behind to position five, however a contingent manoeuvred their approach adult a margin to third place and distinguished their initial lectern outcome in a WEC. Michael Wainwright (GB), Ben Barker (GB) and Alex Davison (AUS) achieved sixth place for a Gulf Racing patron team. Gianluca and Giorgio Roda (I) as good as Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli (I) brought a second Porsche 911 RSR fielded by Dempsey Proton Racing home in eighth.


911 RSR, Dempsey Proton Racing, race, Silverstone, FIA WEC, 2018, Porsche AG

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “Unfortunately we were sensitive after a foe that an anomaly was rescued in a float height. That threw a series 91 automobile out of a sequence and modernized a series 92 automobile to third place. We’re still streamer a manufacturers’ and drivers’ classifications. Now we need to concentration on a subsequent tasks.”

Kévin Estre (Porsche 911 RSR #92): “Our foe started good and we changed into initial place after a start and built adult a gentle lead. Unfortunately, Michael was hampered by tyre problems during his stint. We had to call him in progressing than designed and change a strategy. This enabled a Ferrari to pass us in a pits. At a end, a tyres weren’t uninformed adequate to conflict again. Still, I’m confident with a result.”

Michael Christensen (Porsche 911 RSR #92): “This foe was unequivocally burdensome and long. Kévin did a good pursuit during a start. Unfortunately we afterwards had bad fitness with a tyres and mislaid positions and we never managed to unequivocally locate adult again, even if during times a conditions looked promising.”

More quotes in a press release (downloads).

GTE-Pro class
1. Pier Guidi/Calado (I/GB), Ferrari 488 GTE EVO, 172 laps
2. Priaulx/Tincknell (GB/GB), Ford GT, 172 laps
3.. Christensen/Estre (DK/F), Porsche 911 RSR, 172 laps
4. Lynn/Martin (GB/B), Aston Martin Vantage GTE, 171 laps
5. Tomczyk/Catsburg (D/NL), BMW M8 GTE, 171 laps
6. Mücke/Pla (D/F), Ford GT, 170 laps
7. Rigon/Bird (I/GB), Ferrari 488 GTE EVO, 157 laps
8. Sorensen/Thiim (DK/DK), Aston Martin Vantage GTE, 155 laps

GTE-Am class
1. Ried/Andlauer/Campbell (D/F/AUS), Porsche 911 RSR, 168 laps
2. Yoluc/Adam/Eastwood (TR/GB/GB), Aston Martin Vantage GTE, 168 laps
3. Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti (D/USA/N), Porsche 911 RSR, 168 laps
4. Dalla Lana/Lamy/Lauda (CDN/P/A), Aston Martin Vantage GTE, 168 laps
5. Mok/Sawa/Griffin (MAL/J/IRL), Ferrari 488 GTE, 167 laps
6. Wainwright/Barker/Davison (GB/GB/AUS), Porsche 911 RSR, 167 laps
7. Ishikawa/Beretta/Cheever (J/MC/I), Ferrari 488 GTE, 167 laps
8. Roda/Roda/Cairoli (I/I/I), Porsche 911 RSR, 167 laps
9. Flohr/Castellacci/Fisichella (CH/I/I), Ferrari 488 GTE, 158 laps

Round 4 of a FIA World Sports Car Championship WEC is contested on 14 Oct in Fuji (Japan).

Under pale skies and in temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius, Kevin Estre (F) and Michael Christensen (DK) were only 0.719 seconds off a polesitter in a 911 with a starting series 92. The #91 sister automobile on tenth position is common by Richard Lietz (A) and Gianmaria Bruni (I). After clinching a double feat during a 24 Hours of Le Mans, Porsche takes adult a six-hour foe on Sunday as a personality of a drivers’ and manufacturers’ classification.

In a GTE-Am category, a Project 1 patrol cumulative stick position. Porsche works motorist Jörg Bergmeister from Germany, Patrick Lindsey (USA) and Egidio Perfetti (N) share pushing duties in a #56 Porsche 911 RSR. Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (AUS), Christian Ried (Germany) and Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (F) resolved a 20-minute subordinate event on second place for Proton Racing. Gianluca and Giorgio Roda (I) as good as Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli (I) planted a #88 sister automobile on fifth. Gulf Racing with a drivers Michael Wainwright (GB), Ben Barker (GB) and Alex Davison (AUS) take adult Sunday’s foe from ninth place.

Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser (Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars): “As expected, it was a formidable subordinate event for us. We’re confident with P5 for a series 92 car, it’s what we expected. With a other automobile we have to see because we didn’t conduct to spin improved laps. I’m anxious about positions one and dual for a patron teams in a GTE-Am category.”

Gianmaria Bruni (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “This subordinate event was unequivocally formidable for us. We had problems removing a front tyres adult to heat and we couldn’t unequivocally spin a quick lap. Still, tomorrow is another day and we’ll do all we can to get serve adult a field.”

Richard Lietz (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “That was unequivocally not a best qualifying. In a initial path a hold was still okay, though afterwards a tyre heat forsaken and we mislaid grip. Unfortunately this meant we couldn’t do anything more. Now we only have to cranky a fingers for a race.”

Kévin Estre (Porsche 911 RSR #92): “I’m unequivocally gratified with a qualifying. Michael gathering a good lap. we encountered a lot of trade on my initial lap, though we still pushed tough and unfortunately done a mistake. In a second path we didn’t have a hold we indispensable for a improved path time.”

Michael Christensen (Porsche 911 RSR #92): “I’m happy with a qualifying. My path was okay. The automobile was good offset and felt good. For this reason I’m streamer into Sunday’s foe feeling optimistic.”

More quotes in a press release (downloads).


911 RSR, qualifying, Silverstone, FIA WEC, 2018, Porsche AG

GTE-Pro class
1. Mücke/Pla (D/F), Ford GT, 1:55,727 minutes
2. Lynn/Martin (GB/B), Aston Martin Vantage GTE, +0.078 seconds
3. Sorensen/Thiim (DK/DK), Aston Martin Vantage GTE, +0.376 seconds
4. Priaulx/Tincknell (GB/GB), Ford GT, +0.477 seconds
5. Christensen/Estre (DK/F), Porsche 911 RSR, +0.719 seconds
6. Rigon/Bird (I/GB), Ferrari 488 GTE EVO, +0.783 seconds
7. Farfus/Da Costa (BR/E), BMW M8 GTE, +1.004 seconds
8. Tomczyk/Catsburg (D/NL), BMW M8 GTE, +1.265 seconds
9. Pier Guidi/Calado (I/GB), Ferrari 488 GTE EVO, +1.378 seconds
10. Lietz/Bruni (A/I), Porsche 911 RSR, +1.424 seconds

GTE-Am class
1. Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti (D/USA/N), Porsche 911 RSR, 1:59.001 minutes
2. Ried/Andlauer/Campbell (D/F/AUS), Porsche 911 RSR, +0.202 seconds
3. Yoluc/Adam/Eastwood (TR/GB/GB), Aston Martin Vant. GTE, +0.274 seconds
4. Dalla Lana/Lamy/Lauda (CDN/P/A), Aston Martin Vantage GTE, +0.337 seconds
5. Roda/Roda/Cairoli (I/I/I), Porsche 911 RSR, +0.756 seconds
6. Flohr/Castellacci/Fisichella (CH/I/I), Ferrari 488 GTE, +0.808 seconds
7. Ishikawa/Beretta/Cheever (J/MC/I), Ferrari 488 GTE, +1.002 seconds
8. Mok/Sawa/Griffin (MAL/J/IRL), Ferrari 488 GTE, +1.117 seconds
9. Wainwright/Barker/Davison (GB/GB/AUS), Porsche 911 RSR, +1.220 seconds

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 streamer 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.

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.


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.

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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