PORSCHE TEAMS CHASE ROLEX GRAND-AM TITLES AT THE GLEN
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WATKINS GLEN, New York - June 2 - The upcoming June 6 Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen continues the tradition of endurance sports car racing at Watkins Glen International 3.4-mile, 11-turn "long" circuit, and Porsche's successes at the Glen is just as historic as the
track itself.

Hurley Haywood scored his first class win at the Glen in 1969 - in fact, Haywood still holds the record for most races won at the Glen, with six of his nine victories there coming in a
Six Hour race; Roger Penske and Mark Donohue won Can-Am races there in the '70s in a Porsche 917; Porsche introduced its first turbocharged 911 race car (the Martini Porsche
930) at the Glen in 1974; Elliott Forbes-Robinson won with an IMSA Porsche 944 GTU there in the 1981; and Al Holbert was victorious with the 962 in the mid-80's.

This year's event, The Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen will take place on Saturday, June 6th and is scheduled to start at 2:15 PM ET. The early action will be covered on SPEED TV live from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with coverage resuming at 6:00 PM through 8:30 PM for the finish. Live timing and scoring for the entire event will be on the Grand-Am website - www.grand-am.com, with regular weekend updates also posted on www.twitter.com/RolexSeries.

In the Daytona Prototype class, three Porsche Rileys take up the race on the 3.4-mile circuit located between Corning and Elmira, New York. The number 12 Penske Racing Porsche
Riley, with Porsche factory pilots Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France), has earned one pole position and a third place in the race at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

At the most recent race at Laguna Seca they were well on the way to claim a podium result when a stop-and-go penalty shortly before the finish pushed them back in the field. Timo
Bernhard had allegedly jumped the restart after a safety-car phase. Despite being handicapped further by the regulations with another reduction in engine revs, which had a negative impact on the performance of the all the Porsche Rileys at Laguna Seca, the pair is making a renewed charge for a top placing at the six hour race in Watkins Glen.

"Watkins Glen is the last long race of the season. It is favorable for us that quick pit stops are as important for success as fast lap times, because the Penske crew is always several seconds quicker than the competition," says Timo Bernhard, who recently won the 24 hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife again with Romain Dumas in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
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