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Successful GT2 entrance with Egidio Perfetti as leader in a Porsche 935

On Friday, Norwegian Egidio Perfetti crossed a finish line in initial place during a Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend in a Porsche 935 brazen of Germans Jan-Erik Slooten and Klaus Abbelen. On Saturday, Perfetti won opposite Slooten and Christian Ried.

The margin treated spectators to illusory races with energetic duels on a 7.004-kilometre racetrack. Among a 15 drivers were dual Le Mans GTE-Am difficulty winners, Perfetti and Ried, as good as a VIP driver, a six-time Olympic bullion medallist in lane cycling, Chris Hoy (GB). “The Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend was an positively successful eventuality for us. It began on Wednesday with a renouned drivers’ march and finished on Saturday with Stéphane Ratel and Fritz Enzinger handing a participants their trophies. The suggestion of a Porsche family was alive and good in a GT2 paddock and we’re confident in any respect,” announced Oliver Köppen, Manager Sales Europe South during Porsche Motorsport and Porsche Project Manager of a Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend.


Chris Hoy, Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend, Spa-Francorchamps, 2019, Porsche AG
Chris Hoy was a VIP motorist during a GT2 Supersportscar Weekend

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport and Porsche 935 rolled onto a grid as a many absolute vehicles of a weekend and anxious fans during a racetrack. Three models of a new Porsche 935, singular to usually 77 units, competed featuring a physique suggestive of a mythological Porsche 935/78, that fans dubbed “Moby Dick” due to a elongated figure and large fairings. The newly grown Porsche 935 and a Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport also underlined their competiveness on a racetrack. The clubsport car’s record is formed on a 911 GT2 RS high opening sports car. Both a highway and a racing versions are mounted with a same powerplant: a state-of-the-art 3.8-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo-charged fighter engine.

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport, was gay with a well-spoken roll-out and success of a event: “We witnessed dual good GT2 races during Spa this weekend. we wish that was usually a foretaste of a new GT2 format subsequent year. The fans were anxious with a illusory vehicles and a feedback from a organisers was also unequivocally positive.”

Egidio Perfetti, Mentos Racing (Porsche 935): “Two wins on one weekend, we can’t ask for some-more than that. Of march I’m positively delighted. My automobile was super and notwithstanding a changing conditions with object and prohibited temperatures on Friday and cooler, even stormy conditions on Saturday, a group put a ideally set-up automobile on a lane for me.”


Egidio Perfetti, Mentos Racing, Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend, Spa-Francorchamps, 2019, Porsche AG
Egidio Perfetti and his Porsche 935 crossed a finish line in initial place

Jan-Erik Slooten, Iron Force Racing (Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport): “That was a unequivocally cold weekend here in Spa. It was an ancestral arise with a Porsche GT2 races. I’m gratified to have climbed a lectern twice. It was so many fun pushing a new car.”

Christian Ried, Proton Competition (Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport): “We usually took possession of a automobile dual weeks ago and all ran uniformly during Spa. We had to work on a setup during a use and qualifying, though it ran good in a race. A illusory weekend with a good car!”

Chris Hoy, Porsche AG (Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport): “That will unequivocally be a weekend that I’ll always remember. Being a partial of a initial Porsche GT2 eventuality with a 911 GT2 RS Clubsport was fantastic. The automobile was ideal and I’m unequivocally beholden and happy to have been given a possibility to be here.”

Result foe 1

1. Egidio Perfetti (N), Mentos Racing, Porsche 935
2. Jan-Erik Slooten (D), Iron Force Racing, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
3. Klaus Abbelen (D), Frikadelli Racing Team, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
4. Christian Ried (D), Proton Competition, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
5. Chris Hoy (GB), Porsche AG, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
6. Philipp Neuffer (D), Huber Sport, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
7. Georg Bernsteiner (D), Aquarius Motorsport, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
8. Steffen Görig (D), Herberth Motorsport, Porsche 935
9. Frank Kräling (D), Spirit Race Team Uwe Alzen Automotive, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
10. Vincent Floirendo (RP), Ensport Motors by Absolute Racing, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
11. Mark Ineichen (CH), GRT Grasser Racing Team, Porsche 935
12. Luc Vanderfeesten (B), Porsche Racing Experience by Manthey-Racing, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
13. Jason Bell (USA), Spirit Race Team Uwe Alzen Automotive, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
14. Frank Gelf (D), Iron Force Racing, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
15. James Sofronas (USA), Spirit Race Team Uwe Alzen Automotive, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport

Result foe 2

1. Egidio Perfetti (N), Mentos Racing, Porsche 935
2. Jan-Erik Slooten (D), Iron Force Racing, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
3. Christian Ried (D), Proton Competition, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
4. James Sofronas (USA), Spirit Race Team Uwe Alzen Automotive, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
5. Klaus Abbelen (D), Frikadelli Racing Team, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
6. Chris Hoy (GB), Porsche AG, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
7. Frank Kräling (D), Spirit Race Team Uwe Alzen Automotive, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
8. Steffen Görig (D), Herberth Motorsport, Porsche 935
9. Philipp Neuffer (D), Huber Sport, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
10. Georg Bernsteiner (D), Aquarius Motorsport, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
11. Vincent Floirendo (RP), Ensport Motors by Absolute Racing, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
12. Mark Ineichen (CH), GRT Grasser Racing Team, Porsche 935
13. Luc Vanderfeesten (B), Porsche Racing Experience by Manthey-Racing, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
14. Jason Bell (USA), Spirit Race Team Uwe Alzen Automotive, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
Frank Gelf (D), Iron Force Racing, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport: DNS

Preview to a GT2 Supersportscar Weekend

Two special GT2 models will make their entrance on a arise of a 24 Hours of Spa. In a Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport and Porsche 935, desirous private drivers will go head-to-head. The 15-strong general margin will foe a 30-minute foe on both Friday and Saturday. Several obvious drivers line adult on a 7.004-kilometre Ardennes rollercoaster circuit: FIA-WEC drivers Christian Ried (D) and Egidio Perfetti (N) applaud their GT2 entrance along with a American motorist James Sofronas, who contests a 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America, as good as a dual Creventic 24h Series drivers Steffen Görig (D) and Mark Ineichen (CH). The six-time Olympic bullion medallist in lane cycling, Chris Hoy (GB), will also take a circle of a GT2 vehicle.

Porsche 935, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche 935, 2019, Porsche AG

911 GT2 RS Clubsport, 2019, Porsche AG

911 GT2 RS Clubsport, 2019, Porsche AG

“The Spa 24-hour foe is a ideal theatre for a foe entrance of these illusory GT2 models”
Fritz Enzinger

The “Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend” is a one-off event. “The Spa 24-hour foe is a ideal theatre for a foe entrance of these illusory GT2 models. Both vehicles can be fielded during Clubsport turn and during comparison motorsport events. We’re now concerned in cultivatable discussions for a entrance year,” says Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. At Spa, patron teams will debate a GT2 vehicles, with a list including Manthey-Racing, Herberth Motorsport, Frikadelli Racing Team, Iron Force Racing and Motopark.

“We’re gay that fans get to declare good drivers, veteran teams and dual impossibly illusory automobile forms on a racetrack. This GT2 event, run exclusively with Porsche models, is a ideal possibility for us to showcase usually how rival a clubsport vehicles are,” explains Oliver Köppen, Manager Sales Europe South during Porsche Motorsport and Porsche Project Manager of a Porsche Motorsport GT2 Supersportscar Weekend. Lining adult alongside a Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport on a grid are 3 models of a new singular book Porsche 935.

Porsche denounced a new Porsche 935 in autumn 2018 on a arise of a Rennsport Reunion VI during a Laguna Seca Raceway (USA). The 515 KW (700 hp) racer featuring a physique suggestive of a mythological Porsche 935/78 will be constructed in a tiny run of usually 77 units. The illusory cutting-edge aerodynamics is a totally new growth and pays reverence to a Porsche 935/78 Le Mans foe car, that fans dubbed “Moby Dick” due to a elongated shape, large fairings and white bottom colour. The racing car’s record is also formed on a 911 GT2 RS high opening sports car.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport distinguished a universe premiere during a Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov 28, 2018. The 515 KW (700 hp) racing chronicle of a road-legal 911 GT2 RS sports automobile is singular to 200 units. The record of a many absolute automobile from Weissach is also formed on a high opening 911 GT2 RS sports cars. The racing automobile shares a same powerplant as a road-going cousin: a state-of-the-art 3.8-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo-charged fighter engine.

Preview to Total 24 Hours of Spa

Porsche and a general patron teams take on a foe with an considerable swift of 911 GT3 R. A sum of 9 GT3 racing cars from Weissach will tackle a eventuality during Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) on 27/28 July, 6 of them in a GTE-Pro class. The tradition-steeped eventuality in a Ardennes depends towards a Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and is also turn 3 of a Intercontinental GT Challenge. The patron patrol ROWE Racing fields 3 Porsche 911 GT3 R with 9 drivers from a bureau patrol of a Stuttgart sports automobile manufacturer. KÜS Team75 Bernhard, GPX Racing and Dinamic Motorsport also debate a 500+hp Porsche 911 any in a tip category.

“With 6 pro vehicles and 3 contesting a Pro-Am class, we’re unequivocally good represented in a 72-strong field. There has never been this many GT3 cars during a 24 Hours of Spa. We’ve ticked all off a to-do list during a central test. The path times, automobile doing over longer distances and a feedback from a patron teams have all been unequivocally positive,” says Sebastian Golz, Project Manager Porsche 911 GT3 R. “We’re as good prepared as we can be, and we’re vehement to tackle a biggest GT3 foe of a year. We’re awaiting a clever opening with a gifted partner teams during a classical in Belgium.”

The race

The 24 Hours of Spa enjoys a prolonged tradition. The initial marathon eventuality took place in 1924, during that time on a 14.863-kilometre march between a towns of Malmedy, Francorchamps and Stavelot. In 1979, a foe was hold for a initial time on today’s permanent racetrack measuring around 7 kilometres. Porsche has distinguished 6 altogether victories in a prolonged and shining story of a Belgian continuation foe for GT vehicles. More than 70 cars take adult this year’s foe in 4 opposite classes. Professional teams foe a Pro class, primarily with works drivers pity a cockpits. In a Am-category, desirous amateurs share pushing duties with professionals, and a Silver Cup is indifferent exclusively for gentlemen drivers. 
 

The Porsche teams and drivers

Sharing a circle of a No. 98 automobile fielded by ROWE Racing are Germany’s Sven Müller with a dual French drivers Romain Dumas and Mathieu Jaminet. The 3 recently cumulative third place during turn dual of a Intercontinental GT Challenge during Laguna Seca (USA) and now arrange fourth in a altogether classification. Sharing a cockpit of a No. 99 sister automobile are a Porsche Young Professionals Dennis Olsen (Norway) and Matt Campbell (Australia) as good as works motorist Dirk Werner (Germany). This organisation choice won a season-opening turn of a Intercontinental GT Challenge during Bathurst (Australia) and now sits second in a drivers’ sequence after turn three. “At a central exam all ran smoothly,” says Campbell. “Our chances demeanour good to move home some-more critical points towards a IGTC altogether sequence from a deteriorate highlight. This will be my initial time contesting a 24 Hours of Spa. we adore a lane and we unequivocally many demeanour brazen to a tighten and sparkling race.”

At a circle of a third Porsche 911 GT3 R (No. 998) run by a German patron group sits a Frenchmen Patrick Pilet and Frédéric Makowiecki with their British bureau motorist teammate Nick Tandy. “I haven’t contested a Spa eventuality given 2016, so I’m unequivocally vehement to go back. we won a Pro-Am difficulty there once. Now it’s time to take a altogether win,” says Pilet. In a matching No. 117 automobile fielded by a KÜS Team75 Bernhard, group owners Timo Bernhard (Germany) joins army with Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand). “The 24-hour foe during Spa is a prominence of a year for me and for my whole team. The foe during a tip will be impossibly tough again this year. We’re rebellious a foe with a same motorist choice as a final dual years and a array organisation is also probably unchanged. This coherence total with a strengths of a new Porsche 911 GT3 R should give us good chances in a race,” says Bernhard. “Spa will be a unequivocally special foe for me, as well,” declares Vanthoor. “It’s my usually home foe this year and we unequivocally wish to win there with Porsche.”

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche 911 GT3 R, ROWE Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Dirk Erner, Matt Campbell, Dennis Olsen (l-r), ROWE Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche 911 GT3 R, ROWE Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Mathieu Jaminet, Romain Dumas, Sven Müller (l-r), ROWE Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche 911 GT3 R, KÜS Team75 Bernhard

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, Timo Bernhard (l-r), KÜS Team75 Bernhard

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche 911 GT3 R, ROWE Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Frédéric Makowiecki, ROWE Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Patrick Pilet, ROWE Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Nick Tandy, ROWE Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche 911 GT3 R, GPX Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Richard Lietz, Michael Christensen, Kévin Estre (l-r), GPX Racing

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche 911 GT3 R, Dinamic Motorsport

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Klaus Bachler, Zaid Ashkanani, Andrea Rizzoli (l-r), Dinamic Motorsport

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche 911 GT3 R, Herberth Motorsport

24 Hours of Spa, 2019, Porsche AG

Robert Renauer, Daniel Allemann, Ralf Bohn, Alfred Renauer (l-r), Herberth Motorsport

In a No. 20 car, GPX Racing relies on a dual universe continuation champions Kévin Estre (France) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) as good as a Austrian Richard Lietz, who won a FIA WEC pretension in 2015. “It’s always wily pushing among some-more than 70 GT3 cars on a seven-kilometre racetrack. We have to try to get by a complicated trade protection and though creation any mistakes,” says Estre. “I get a possibility to expostulate a Porsche in a Gulf clothing for a initial time. That creates this weekend additional cool.” Klaus Bachler (Austria), Andrea Rizzoli (Italy) and Zaid Ashkanani (Kuwait) male a No. 54 automobile campaigned by Dinamic Motorsport. The contingent won a season-opening turn of a GT Series Endurance Cup in Monza (Italy).

The Modena Motorsports group fields a Porsche 911 GT3 R in a Pro-Am Cup. The Canadian John Shen shares a circle of a No. 16 automobile with Mathias Beche (Switzerland), Benny Simonsen (Denmark) and Philippe Descombes (France). In a same category, a German brothers Alfred and Robert Renauer join army with their compatriot Ralf Bohn and a Swiss motorist Daniel Allemann in a No. 91 Porsche 911 GT3 R run by Herberth Motorsport. OpenRoad Racing lines adult on a grid with an matching GT3 racer (No. 121) common by Francis Han Joe Tija (Netherlands), Michael William Soeryadjaya (India), Remo Arnaldo Ruscitti (Italy) and Antares Au (Great Britain).

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 foe 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 foe and a Bathurst 12 Hour.
 

The schedule

The 24-hour foe gets underway on Saturday, 27 July, during 4:30pm. The eventuality can be noticed by live tide on a internet website of a Blancpain GT Series as good as on a homepage of a Intercontinental GT Challenge.

This is a Intercontinental GT Challenge

The 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge is a many critical racing array for GT3 vehicles and is done adult of 5 races on 5 continents. While a teams were usually available to margin 2018-spec GT3 cars during a season-opening turn 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 does not foe a general racing array for GT3 cars with a bureau squad, though instead supports several patron teams in their campaign.

The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, also run by a SRO Motorsports Group, is indifferent exclusively for GT3 vehicles. Storied racetracks, cost-effective conditions of appearance and equivalence in terms of record interjection to a Balance of Performance form a foundations of this customer-oriented championship. The deteriorate prominence of a championship, a 24 Hours of Spa, is run alongside a Intercontinental GT Challenge. In a pan-European series, there are altogether classifications for teams and drivers.