919 Hybrid wins in Texas

At the sixth out of nine championship rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the reigning world champions, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber have achieved their third victory in a row in tropical weather conditions.

911 RSR, KCMG, WEC, Austin, 2016, Porsche AG
The Porsche 911 RSR of the KCMG team

The other Porsche customer squads also performed well at the Circuit of the Americas and could match the pace of the GTE-Am class frontrunners over much of the distance. In the second half of the race, however, they had to relinquish their hopes in the fight for a podium result: Gulf Racing finished on fourth place, with Abu Dhabi Proton Racing having to settle for fifth after a long stint in the lead. This team, with the driver line-up of Porsche factory pilot Kévin Estre (France), Khaled Al Qubaisi (Abu Dhabi) and David Heinemeier Hansson (Denmark), had recently celebrated its first WEC victory in Mexico City.

In the GTE-Pro class, the Porsche 911 RSR fielded by Dempsey Proton Racing finished the six-hour race without incident. Facing strong opposition in the GT field, the Porsche works drivers Richard Lietz (Austria) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) took the flag in sixth place.

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