Porsche 911 RSR – Silverstone Celebrates 50 years of Porsche 911 Racing
Porsche 911 RSR
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Stuttgart. At the 6 hr race on the Silverstone Circuit, which indicates the start of the 2013 World Endurance Championship (WEC) on the 14th of April, the Porsche 911 RSR celebrates its battle against the Silverstone Circuit and the field of cars and drivers. Operating the campaign on the storied 5.981 kilometre circuit in the British Midlands is the Porsche AG Team Manthey, with Olaf Manthey at the helm.
The Porsche drivers
Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany), Patrick Pilet (France) and Timo Bernhard (Germany) comprise the GTE-Pro class in the 911 RSR with starting number 91. Sharing driving duties in the cockpit of the number 92 car are their factory driver associates Marc Lieb (Germany), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Romain Dumas (France). Both client groups tackle the GTE-Am class along with in 2012’s Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Driving the Proton Competition entry is Christian Ried (Germany) and his Italian colleagues Paolo Ruberti and Gianluca Roda, along with an all-French line-up of Raymond Narac, Christophe Bourret and Jean-Karl Vernay contending for IMSA Performance Matmut.
The Porsche 911 RSR
The Porsche 911 RSR provides 460 hp and is based upon the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car. As the successor to the winning 911 GT3 RSR, along with which Porsche clients racked up lots of triumphs and title wins dating from 2004, it is characterized by a still more lightweight design and sophisticated aerodynamics. The look of the new 911 RSR is controlled by the flared mudguards and the deep cooling air intakes at the front. The phenomenal automobile styling exemplifies the best of “50 years of the 911”.
The 6 hr race takes off on Sunday, 14 April, at midday neighborhood time (13.00 hrs CET). Eurosport 2 telecasts the beginning of the race live at 13.00 hours (30 mins) and returns to a live program at 15.00 hrs (30 mins). The last hr is aired live from 18.00 hours on Eurosport 1. The race can easily be viewed on www.fiawec.com.
Comments prior to the race
Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport stated that the whole team is ready and raring to tackle the very first race in the new 911 RSR. The team has worked exceptionally hard over the last months to make the new car competitive right from the start.
Joerg Bergmeister (# 91): “I’m anticipating my premiere in the WEC– in the most attractive and spectacular 911 ever.”.
Patrick Pilet (# 91): “To share the cockpit along with such successful Porsche pilots like Joerg and Timo is a impressive and an excellent challenge.”.
Timo Bernhard (# 91): “I felt wonderful at the tests in the 911 RSR. We have a great possibility to gain our class with this auto.”.
Marc Lieb (# 92): “The brand-new 911 RSR is a considerable advancement. I wish that we’ll be victorious in the very first race.”.
Richard Lietz (# 92): “We encounter extremely tough opposition from the works teams from Ferrari and Aston Martin. In Silverstone we’ll see where we stand.”.
Romain Dumas (# 92): “I’m anticipating racing the brand-new 911 RSR with Marc and Richard and I’m certain that we’ll make a good start into the season.”.
The World Endurance Championship.
Worldwide Endurance Championship, sports prototypes and GT vehicles begin in 4 various classes: LMGTE-Pro, LMGTE-Am, LMP1 and LMP2. They all compete with each other in one race however are identified individually.
At the six hr race on the Silverstone Circuit, which signals the start of the 2013 World Endurance Championship (WEC) period on 14th April, the Porsche 911 RSR commemorates its race launch. Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany), Patrick Pilet (France) and Timo Bernhard (Germany) take up the GTE-Pro class in the 911 RSR with number 91. Both customer groups take on the GTE-Am class along with last year’s Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Driving the Proton Competition access is Christian Ried (Germany) and his Italian colleagues Paolo Ruberti and Gianluca Roda, with an all-French line-up of Raymond Narac, Christophe Bourret and Jean-Karl Vernay contending for IMSA Performance Matmut.
The Porsche 911 RSR provides 460 hp and is based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car. As the successor to the winning 911 GT3 RSR, with which Porsche customers racked up several triumphs and title wins beginning in 2004, it is characterized by consequent lightweight design and sophisticated aerodynamics.