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Porsche pursues initial altogether win during Laguna Seca with a new 911 GT3 R

At a twelve-hour competition in Bathurst (Australia) on a illusory Mount Panorama racetrack, works motorist Dirk Werner (Germany) as good as Porsche Young Professionals Matt Campbell (Australia) and Dennis Olsen (Norway) clinched victory. Notching adult a initial win for Porsche during Bathurst, a contingent not usually gave a ideal lass opening on a universe theatre with a patron group of works motorist Earl Bamber (EBM), though also a wise farewell to a 2018-spec Porsche 911 GT3 R. After celebrating a competition entrance during Daytona (USA) in January, a new chronicle of a over 500 hp GT3 automobile will be fielded during a eight-hour competition in Laguna Seca. The U.S. Porsche patron squads Park Place Motorsports and Wright Motorsports any run a Porsche 911 GT3 R in a competition on 30 March. 

The Laguna Seca Raceway is famous for a mythological Corkscrew corner. In a parsimonious thoroughfare on tip of a hill, illusory and noted manoeuvres have been witnessed here in a past. The 3.601-kilometre racetrack facilities eleven corners. Per lap, competitors face an betterment change of 55 metres. Round dual of a Intercontinental GT Challenge deteriorate runs over 8 hours. Several highlights are enclosed on a eventuality schedule: In contrariety to a season-opening spin during Bathurst, all pilots allocated to any automobile contingency post a quick path time in qualifying. Competitors have usually one central giveaway use before to a subordinate session. 

Park Place Motorsports fields a new Porsche 911 GT3 R. Sharing a cockpit of a No. 911 automobile are works drivers Romain Dumas (France) and Sven Müller (Germany) with Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (France). Joining army in a No. 912 automobile run by Wright Motorsports are a Bathurst winners Dirk Werner, Matt Campbell and Dennis Olsen.

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.


911 GT3 R, Practice, Intercontinental GT Challenge, spin 2, Laguna Seca/USA, 2019, Porsche AG

Sebastian Golz (Project Manager Porsche 911 GT3 R): “We’re gay to competition a second spin of a deteriorate with a gifted American patron teams. Park Place Motorsports and Wright Motorsports are unequivocally informed with a quirks of a Laguna Seca racetrack. Entering a famous Corkscrew, a drivers will be means to stop unequivocally late with a dual Porsche 911 GT3 R vehicles. If you’ve ever looked during onboard footage of this passage, you’ll know usually how illusory it’ll be. With a new GT3 competition car, we wish to continue where we left off in Bathurst.”

Romain Dumas (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “This will be a unequivocally special eventuality for me, since I’ve never indeed contested a competition with a new Porsche 911 GT3 R. The new indication unequivocally has a lot of potential. Hence, I’m unequivocally vehement to spin my initial laps. Last year we came fourth during Laguna Seca. We should be means to do improved with a new car. We’re aiming for a lectern spot.”

Sven Müller (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “Racing in North America is always a good pleasure for us European drivers. The circuits are splendidly strange and mostly unequivocally challenging. Laguna Seca is no exception. Our opening there final year wasn’t perfect. This year, however, we’re pushing a new Porsche 911 GT3 R. The group has a lot of knowledge and a automobile has a tip motorist line-up. We should be means to do something good.”

Mathieu Jaminet (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “I’m super vehement about this event. Unlike my dual teammates, I’m not informed with this circuit. It’s high time that we incited my initial laps during Laguna Seca and gifted a Corkscrew myself. Park Place Motorsports is unequivocally experienced. I’m certain that all mandate are in place for a successful competition premiere of a new Porsche 911 GT3 R in a IGTC.”

Dirk Werner (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “After a win during a season-opener in Bathurst, we’d now like to do it again during spin dual in Laguna Seca. We have all a required ingredients: The group has a resources of knowledge and a new Porsche 911 GT3 R is ideally prepared. we unequivocally like this march with a singular passages. It presents us drivers with a illusory challenge.”

Dennis Olsen (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “I’ve never driven during Laguna Seca, so I’m unequivocally most looking brazen to it. The march is overwhelming – with hardly any run-off zones, poignant betterment differences and mythological turns like a Corkscrew. As a racing motorist you’ve simply gotta adore it. we know a Wright Motorsports patrol and I’m certain that a automobile will be unequivocally fast.”

Matt Campbell (Porsche 911 GT3 R #912): “I can’t wait to go racing in California. we already know a Wright Motorsports group and we unequivocally like a circuit. I’m prepared and raring to race. I’m vehement to see how a new Porsche 911 GT3 R does during a initial IGTC outing. After a Bathurst success and a ideal farewell to a prototype model, it would be positively ideal if we could continue this opening seamlessly with a new car.” 

The eight-hour competition during Laguna Seca takes off on Saturday, 30 March, during 8.30 hrs (16.30 hrs CET). The competition can be watched live on a Internet at https://www.intercontinentalgtchallenge.com.

The 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge calendar is done adult of 5 continuation races on 5 continents. While a teams were usually available to margin 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.