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IMSA: Race entrance for a new 911 GT3 R during a 24-hour classic

The dual 911 RSR will be run by bureau squads in a hotly contested GTLM class. The new Porsche 911 GT3 R celebrates a foe debut. In a GTD category, 4 patron squads will any margin one of a latest era GT3 racers.

The Porsche GT Team sends a dual 911 RSR to foe this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring sporting a mythological design: The sports cars from Weissach will fly a colours of a successful Brumos group during a dual longest races of a season. The patrol from Jacksonville (USA) was active in a North American engine racing stage for over 5 decades. Claiming 4 altogether victories during a Daytona continuation classical creates Brumos one of a many successful teams in a story of a race.

The 24-hour foe on a Daytona International Speedway is contested on a 5.73-kilometre-long multiple of a tri-oval and a parsimonious and twisty infield section. The storied eventuality in Florida has been hold each year given 1966. The continuation classical outlines a start of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship deteriorate and depends towards a North American Endurance Cup (NAEC). 

For a start of a 2019 engine racing year in North America, unchanging drivers Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) share a No. 911 car, and like final year will be upheld by Frédéric Makowiecki (France). In 2018, a contingent won a long-distance races during Sebring and Road Atlanta. Earl Bamber (New Zealand), Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Mathieu Jaminet from France share a cockpit of a No. 912 sister automobile campaigned by a Porsche GT Team. Works motorist Patrick Long (USA) takes a circle of a 911 GT3 R with a starting array 73 with his compatriots Nicholas Boulle and Patrick Lindsey as good as Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (Australia). In a matching No. 9 automobile lay Porsche growth motorist Lars Kern (Germany), Young Professional Dennis Olsen (Norway) and a dual Canadians Scott Hargrove and Zacharie Robichon. The No. 99 Porsche 911 GT3 R is manned by works motorist Sven Müller (Germany) and Klaus Bachler (Austria) as good as a Germans Steffen Görig, Alfred Renauer and Jürgen Häring. Sharing pushing duties in a No. 540 automobile are works motorist Dirk Werner (Germany), Young Professional Matteo Cairoli (Italy), Marco Seefried (Germany) and Timothy Pappas from America.

In a prolonged story of a 24 Hours of Daytona travelling some-more than 50 years, no other manufacturer has enjoyed as many success as Porsche. 18 altogether victories, 4 some-more as engine partner, and a record-setting 77 difficulty wins sojourn unrivalled. Five undisguised victories in a years 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1991 and a difficulty win in 1972 make US racing fable Hurley Haywood a many successful Porsche motorist during Daytona.

For a third foe season, a Porsche 911 RSR has undergone serve optimisation essentially in a setup. Depending on a distance of a restrictor, a engine, that is positioned in front of a back axle, puts out around 375 kW (510 hp). The vast back diffuser total with a top-mounted back wing provides aerodynamic potency and poignant downforce. The 911 GT3 R was newly grown for a 2019 season. Improvements in a areas of aerodynamics and kinematics were evenly implemented from a insights garnered from a many foe outings of a predecessor. The six-cylinder engine in a back of a GT3 patron racer produces over 368 kW (500 hp).

The foe gets underway on Saturday, 26 January, during 20:40 hrs (CET). The foe can be watched live outward a USA and Canada during www.imsa.com.

Fritz Enzinger (Head of Motorsport): “The deteriorate in North America always takes off with this good classical during Daytona. The foe is a prominence that we really wish to win this year with a superbly-engineered 911 RSR. Porsche is a many successful manufacturer during a 24-hour foe in Florida. We unequivocally wish that we can continue this success streak. The tests were promising. The whole group is good on track.”

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “We have some unprepared business in Daytona from final year. We won all a other vital races solely a 24-hour classical in Florida. This has to change in 2019. Our sights are resolutely set on winning. Our automobile has been polished and tested, a group and a drivers are a really best. So we’ve taken all stairs for a successful performance. We’re also looking brazen to saying a patron teams contest with a new 911 GT3 R for a initial time.”

Patrick Pilet (Porsche 911 RSR #911): “It’s critical that we move home a best probable outcome during a start of a season. Obviously we would like to win. Daytona is a many critical 24-hour foe in North America. That motivates a group and all a drivers even more. With a Porsche 911 RSR and a gifted squad, we have each possibility to quarrel for victory.”

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 RSR #912): “At final it’s starting again! we can frequency wait for a IMSA array to take off. We’re good prepared for a tough foe with a Porsche 911 RSR. My dream is to win a world’s tip 4 24-hour races. we did it during Le Mans, during a Nürburgring and in Spa-Francorchamps. Only Daytona is blank on my list of victories. I’d really many like to parasite it off.”

More quotes in the press release (download).

The IMSA SportsCar Championship is a sports automobile foe array that has been contested in a USA and Canada given 2014. The array originated from a partnership of a American Le Mans Series and a Grand-Am Series. Sports prototypes and sports cars start in 4 opposite classes: GTLM (GT Le Mans), GTD (GT Daytona), Dpi (Daytona Prototype international) and LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2). The Porsche 911 RSR runs in a GTLM class, and a Porsche 911 GT3 R contests a GTD class.