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IntGTC: Porsche on a lectern after clever assign by a field

The race

Putting in a flawless drive, a pilots of a array 912 automobile fielded by Absolute Racing were means to make adult places interjection to a strategy of their team. Japan’s Team LM corsa distinguished a lectern finish in a Pro-Am category.

The winning motorist contingent from a season-opener during Bathurst (Australia) took adult a continuation competition on a Japanese Formula 1 circuit from twelfth on a grid. In splendid fever and temperatures of about 30 degrees Celsius, a organisation done adult several places in a opening stages of a race. Shortly before half distance, a 500+hp GT3 automobile from Weissach assimilated a heading pack. Even a portion collision with a lapped automobile couldn’t stop Werner, Campbell and Olsen on their conflict behind adult a order. After 10 hours of racing, a contingent was usually 3.430 seconds adrift of a second-placed car.

The dual Frenchmen Romain Dumas and Mathieu Jaminet together with Sven Müller (Germany) done adult even some-more places than their Porsche colleagues during a ten-hour race. The contingent took adult a competition with their Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) Porsche 911 GT3 R from 24th on a grid. A unblemished expostulate brought a automobile fielded by a Bathurst (Australia) winning patrol to 13th place during a checkered flag. After losing a path with a prosaic tyre in a initial half of a race, a few incidents and usually dual counsel phases offering singular tactical options for fighting behind by a field.

The in a Pro-Am category

In a Pro-Am difficulty a Team LM corsa finished on a lectern after a clever effort. Japan’s Juichi Waisaka, Kei Nakanishi and Shigekazu Wakisaka finished third in difficulty with a array 60 Porsche 911 GT3 R (24th overall). Andrew MacPherson, Ben Porter and Brad Shiels from Australia were hampered by bad luck. In a opening proviso of a race, a Porsche 911 GT3 R (997) with starting array 51 slipped down a domain after an collision and spent an hour of repairs in a pits to finish 31st overall.

In a manufacturers’ sequence of a Intercontinental GT Challenge, Porsche ranks second before a deteriorate culmination in Kyalami (South Africa) on Nov 23. The Bathurst winners Dirk Werner, Matt Campbell, and Dennis Olsen arrange fourth in a drivers’ sequence 10 points adrift of a leaders before a final competition in South Africa.


The 911 GT3 R No. 911 of Absolute Racing

Comments on a race

Sebastian Golz (Project Manager 911 GT3 R): “In a loyal cliff-hanger final we battled for second place that we missed by a small margin. But third is still a good result. In all 4 races of this deteriorate we done it to a podium. This is clever testimony to a flexibility and trustworthiness of a Porsche 911 GT3 R. Today we collected critical points for a championship and we will be behind to quarrel in a final spin during Kyalami.”

Dirk Werner (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “I am gay with a lectern finish during Suzuka. For us drivers, for Porsche and a Absolute Racing group this is a good result. We reaped a rewards for a clever display in a race. In a final spin of a deteriorate we’ll do all to allege in a championship. It’s not going to be easy, though that’s what creates this fiercely contested championship so attractive.”

Dennis Olsen (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “We pulled out all stops, and third place is a good result. This was a best racing over 10 hours with lots of duels and burdensome stints. Our 911 GT3 R ran like clockwork over a whole distance. This lectern finish is a prerogative for a clever showing.”

Matt Campbell (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “We unequivocally didn’t have a fastest car, though interjection to good strategy and a unblemished expostulate we done it adult a order. Our automobile was unequivocally unchanging during a race, even underneath a formidable conditions and a heat, a tyres lasted well. From start to finish we didn’t have a smallest technical problem. In a final army we attempted unequivocally hard, though second place was usually not possible.”

Romain Dumas (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “Unfortunately a subordinate didn’t go well, so we had to start from distant down a grid. In a opening stages we fought behind adult a sequence to 10th place, though afterwards a shop-worn tyre cost us dearly. We couldn’t do some-more today, though it’s good that one Porsche done it to a podium.”

Sven Müller (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “To make it adult a sequence from 24th on a grid to 13th during a dwindle is good. Our chances were minimized by a unsatisfactory qualifying. But over a 10 hours a automobile got faster and faster. Overall this was one of a many formidable races of a year for me. Still, we had fun. It was good to be behind in Japan, where we spent dual good years of my career. The fans were unequivocally eager as always, and we had a few good duels during a race.”

Mathieu Jaminet (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “This was a formidable 10 hour competition for us. But in a finish we’ve got to say, we done no mistakes and got a many out of a possibilities. During a competition we done adult some-more than 10 places, and this was all that was possible. Moreover, we had bad fitness with a tyre damage. So we can live with this final result.”

Race result

01. D. Vanthoor/van der Linde/Vervisch (B/ZA/B), Audi R8 MS GT3, 275 laps
02. Marciello/Buhk/Engel (I/D/D), Mercedes AMG GT3, 275 laps
03. Campbell/Olsen/Werner (AUS/N/), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 275 laps
13. Dumas/Jaminet/Müller (F/F/D), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 273 laps
24. Wakisaka/Wakisaka/Nakanishi (J/J/J), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 263 laps
31. MacPherson/Porter/Shiels (AUS/AUS/AUS), Porsche 911 GT3 R, 227 laps

The qualifying

The German shares a No. 912 Porsche 911 GT3 R with Porsche Young Professionals Matt Campbell (Australia) and Dennis Olsen (Norway). The contingent won a season-opening spin during Bathurst (Australia) and now arrange third in a drivers’ classification. The matching automobile fielded by Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) with a starting array 911 competent on 24th. 

Werner was a usually Porsche motorist who was authorised to take partial in a final subordinate eventuality with a 20 fastest cars. Prior to this, his teammates Olsen and Campbell had assimilated army with a German works motorist to lay a substructure for a stick shootout with quick path times in a 3 subordinate sessions. Bad fitness tormented a winning group of a season-opener during Bathurst (Australia), Earl Bamber Motorsport. Factory motorist Romain Dumas from France was stopped by a red dwindle while attempting his drifting path in a initial subordinate session. Afterwards, a ragged tyres of his Porsche 911 GT3 R prevented a Frenchman from attempting another quick lap. His compatriot Mathieu Jaminet and Porsche works motorist Sven Müller (Germany) were incompetent to make any poignant advance in a remaining sessions. The No. 911 automobile now faces a ten-hour office from P24 on a grid. 

The “Suzuka 10 Hours” takes off on Sunday, 25 August, during 10:00am internal time

In a Pro-Am category, a No. 60 automobile of a patron group LM corsa, with Japanese drivers Juichi Wakisaka, Kei Nakanishi and Shigekazu Wakisaka, takes adult a ten-hour competition from a 27th altogether mark as a best automobile of a class. The Porsche 911 GT 3 R (model 997) run by a AMAC Motorsport squad, that is entered in a china class, achieved fourth in a difficulty (34th overall). Sharing pushing duties in a No. 51 automobile are a Australians Andrew MacPherson, Ben Porter and Brad Shiels.

The “Suzuka 10 Hours” takes off on Sunday, 25 August, during 10:00am internal time (3:00am CEST).


Dirk Werner incited a fastest Porsche path so distant this weekend

Qualifying quotes

Sebastian Golz (Project Manager 911 GT3 R): “Only one automobile in a stick shootout, and a best automobile on eleventh – this is not what we expected. We need to demeanour during a information to see a reasons for this. I’m assured that both Porsche 911 GT3 R will be rival in a race. Our strength is a unchanging gait over prolonged distances. So we see good chances for a cars to make adult belligerent over a 10 hours of a competition and join a frontrunners.” 

Dirk Werner (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “It was a good knowledge to get a possibility to competition a stick shootout on a mythological Suzuka racetrack. My path was good, though we braked a small too late before a chicane. Perhaps we could have competent one or dual spots serve adult a grid. We usually had one use eventuality in dry conditions before a subordinate and we didn’t get to spin a singular lap. In perspective of this, I’m unequivocally pleased. The automobile was good to expostulate and, with this setup, we’re also good prepared for a race.”

Mathieu Jaminet (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “It was a formidable day for us. Unfortunately, we missed out on a place among a tip 20 cars in qualifying. And that meant we weren’t authorised to take partial in a stick shootout. We have to analyse because a automobile didn’t run optimally. The group is doing all probable to make poignant improvements to a automobile in time for a race. We wish to launch a vital pursuit.”

Qualifying result

01. Farfus/Tomczyk/Yelloly (BR/D/GB), BMW M6 GT3
02. Vanthoor/van der Linde/Vervisch (B/ZA/B), Audi R8 LMS GT3
03. Krognes/Catsburg/Jensen (N/NL/DK), BMW M6 GT3
11. Campbell/Olsen/Werner (AUS/N/), Porsche 911 GT3 R
24. Dumas/Jaminet/Müller (F/F/D), Porsche 911 GT3 R 
27. Wakisaka/Wakisaka/Nakanishi (J/J/J), Porsche 911 GT3 R
34. MacPherson/Porter/Shiels (AUS/AUS/AUS), Porsche 911 GT3 R (997)

The preview

After a successful season-opener during Bathurst, Australia, and a one-two feat during a world’s many critical GT3 competition in Spa, Belgium, Porsche is again aiming for a tip outcome during a ten-hour competition in Suzuka (Japan).The dual Porsche teams, Earl Bamber Motorsport and Absolute Racing, any domain a Porsche 911 GT3 R in a Pro category. Three Porsche works drivers and 3 Porsche Young Professionals will share pushing duties in a dual vehicles on 25 August. Thirty-six vehicles are entered for spin 4 of a Intercontinental GT Challenge on a 5.807-kilometre Suzuka Circuit.

The race

The ten-hour competition in Japan outlines a fourth of 5 rounds of a 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge. The Suzuka Circuit, with a many twists and turns, including slow, semi-fast and flat-out corners, has a repute as one of a world’s many perfectionist racetracks for drivers. Moreover, it is one of a unequivocally few marks to underline a figure-eight blueprint with an overpass.

The Porsche teams and drivers

Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) fields a Porsche 911 GT3 R with a starting array 911, with a French Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet as good as works drivers Sven Müller (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) pity a cockpit. At a circle of a No. 912 Porsche 911 GT3 R run by Absolute Racing is a winning contingent from Bathurst: Porsche works motorist Dirk Werner (Germany) and a Porsche Young Professionals Matt Campbell (Australia) and Dennis Olsen (Norway).

The patron patrol LM corsa also fields a latest era Porsche 911 GT3 R in a Pro-Am category, with a No. 60 automobile common by 3 Japanese internal heroes. AMAC Motorsport contests a china difficulty with a GT3 automobile from Weissach in final year’s spec. Three Australian pledge racers share a No. 51 car.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R

The Porsche 911 GT3 R was newly grown for a 2019 season. Improvements in a areas of aerodynamics, kinematics, potency and driveability were evenly implemented from a insights garnered from a many competition outings of a predecessor. The six-cylinder engine in a back of a GT3 patron racer produces over 368 kW (500 hp). The successful prototype has notched adult victories in countless general racing series, for instance in a IMSA SportsCar Championship, a World Challenge, a ADAC GT Masters, during a Nürburgring 24-hour competition and a Bathurst 12 Hour.

The schedule

The ten-hour competition during Suzuka takes off on Sunday, 25 August, during 10am (3am CEST). The competition can be watched live on www.intercontinentalgtchallenge.com.

Comments before a race

Sebastian Golz (Project Manager 911 GT3 R): “We still have a measure to settle during a IGTC competition in Suzuka. This year a teams Absolute Racing and Earl Bamber Motorsport will contest with a new 911 GT3 R. Last year’s high temperatures put drivers underneath impassioned stress. That will be a thing of a past interjection to a active motorist cooling system, that ensures a unchanging pushing performance. The 5.807-kilometre-long circuit is one of a many technically perfectionist racetracks on a IGTC calendar. High-speed passages total with remarkable changes of instruction need a approach and fast automobile platform. We’re assured that a altogether package is clever and we’ll quarrel for a lectern and some-more championship points.”

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “We managed to grasp good formula with a internal teams during a initial 3 races of a series. We won a Bathurst and Spa races, and we climbed a lectern during Laguna Seca. In 2018, a competition in Japan wasn’t a best, though a teams and drivers are unequivocally good prepared and will hopefully be among a frontrunners. We’re quite looking brazen to a Japanese fans. They always come to a lane in droves and they give a eventuality a illusory atmosphere.”

More comments in a press release (Downloads).

This is a Intercontinental GT Challenge

The 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge calendar is done adult of 5 continuation races on 5 continents. While a teams were usually available to domain 2018-spec GT3 cars during a season-opening spin in Bathurst (Australia), a latest spec is authorised for a Laguna Seca (USA), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Suzuka (Japan) races and a deteriorate culmination in Kyalami (South Africa). Porsche will not contest with a bureau squad, though instead supports several patron teams in their campaign.