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agosto 04, 2017 - Porsche Motorsport

GT Team confident for Road America after maiden victory

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The storied 6.515-kilometre circuit not far from Elkhart Lake in the US state of Wisconsin is regarded as the birthplace of American sports car #racing. The #porsche GT Team tackles round eight of the #imsa SportsCar Championship fielding two #911rsr in the extremely competitive GTLM class against BMW, Chevrolet and Ford. Based on the high-performance 911 sports car, #porsche Motorsport in Weissach designed the #911rsr for this season as a completely new development. #porsche customer teams tackle the GTD class with the 911 GT3 R, which rounded off Porsche’s triumph at Lime Rock with a second class victory after Daytona.

The race

Road America, which was opened in 1955 and is located halfway between Milwaukee and Green Bay on Highway 67, enjoys a long tradition. It is one of the oldest racetracks in the United States and one of the few circuits to have retained its original layout. It’s not surprising that it is called “America’s National Park of Speed”. With its long final straight and 14 corners, Road America is the longest circuit on the #imsa SportsCar Championship calendar and the most challenging. In 2015, #porsche celebrated a double class victory with the predecessor model of the new #911rsr.

The #porsche drivers

The Lime Rock winners Patrick Pilet (France) and Dirk Werner (Germany) again share the #911 #porsche #911rsr at Elkhart Lake. Lime Rock polesitters Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) man the second #911rsr (#912) fielded by the #porsche GT Team. The four customer squads that will campaign the 911 GT3 R are Alegra Motorsports, CORE Autosport, WeatherTech #racing as well as Park Place Motorsports with Jörg Bergmeister at the wheel.