In qualifying for round seven of the IMSA SportsCar Championship on the 2.141 kilometre circuit of Lime Rock Park Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) secured the best spot on the grid. The race in the US state of Connecticut is only his third with Porsche. He shares the 911 RSR with starting number 912 with Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium). For Porsche this is the second pole position in the IMSA SportsCar Championship after Bowmanville two weeks ago, and the third of the season. Last weekend at the Nurburgring round of the Sportscar World Endurance Championship WEC the race car, which was developed from scratch by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach based on the high performance sportscar 911 GT3 RS, took up the race from the best spot on the grid.

Dirk Werner (Germany) completed the strong showing of Porsche at Lime Rock. In temperatures of over 30 degrees he turned the third fastest lap. His teammate in the 911 RSR with starting number 911 is Patrick Pilet (France). As the prototype classes don’t compete at Lime Rock the 911 RSR stands at the very front of the grid for the first time.

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