Outstanding season finale: Porsche wins Petit Le Mans

The Porsche GT Team has won the final round of the 2018 IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship. Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Frédéric Makowiecki won the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta.

911 RSR, race, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Braselton, 2018, Porsche AG
The 911 RSR No. 911 crossed the finish line in first place with an advantage of 11.443 seconds

For 71 laps, the sister car with the starting number 912 was also on course for victory – despite a puncture early on in the ten-hour race. A drive-through penalty, however, threw the trio down the field. Bamber, Vanthoor and Jaminet tried everything to catch up, however the fierce competition in the GTLM prevented them from making up lost ground. The vehicle crossed the finish line one minute behind the winning No. 911 car.

The race in the GTD class

In the GTD class, the Porsche customer team Wright Motorsports concluded the final race of the season in fourth place. Works driver Patrick Long (USA), Porsche Selected Driver Christina Nielsen from Denmark and Germany’s Robert Renauer put in a strong drive in the Porsche 911 GT3 R with the starting number 58. However, like with the No. 912 factory car, a drive-through penalty cost them a possible class win. The Porsche fielded by Park Place Motorsports had to retire early from the 2018 Petit Le Mans. Wolf Henzler (Germany) had shared the cockpit of the No. 73 car with Americans Timothy Pappas and Spencer Pumpelly.

911 RSR, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Braselton, 2018, Porsche AG
The sister car with the starting number 911 posted the fifth quickest time

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