Stuttgart/Atlanta - February 14 -- The Motorsport Newsletter regularly provides information on Porsche Motorsport around the world. More detailed information and additional photographs are available for accredited journalists from the press database.
ALMS winter test in Sebring: Racetrack debut for new 911 GT3 RSR Porsche customer teams are right on schedule in their preparation for the season-opener of the American Le Mans Series at Sebring (14 - 17 March). At the test debut on the challenging concrete circuit in Sebring, drivers were unanimous in their praise for the handling of the new 911 GT3 RSR. "We are able to carry a lot more momentum through the fast corners," said works driver Patrick Long enthusiastically. "The new RSR has much less understeer at the front axle and feels stiffer and altogether more balanced," added his factory pilot colleague Marco Holzer. While the Flying Lizard Motorsports team continues to run on Michelin rubber, Falken Tire competes with their own Falken race slicks with Paul Miller Racing joining forces with Dunlop for the first time.
24 Hours at Daytona, USA: 1-2-3 victory after long distance sprint The strongest grid in the history of the Daytona 24 Hours (28/29 January), a breathtaking in-house fight to the flag amongst Porsche pilots, and a victory and triple success for Porsche in the GT class. Porsche works driver Richard Lietz (AUT) won the 50th running of the classic on Florida?s east coast in the 911 GT3 Cup fielded by Magnus Racing with René Rast (GER) as well as Americans Andy Lally and John Potter. At the flag, a mere 9.4 seconds separated the Magnus 911 from Porsche works driver and last year?s winner Wolf Henzler (GER) at the wheel of TRG Racing?s 911 GT3 Cup which he shared with teammates Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Marc Goossens (BEL), Spencer Pumpelly and Steven Bertheau (both USA). Third place went to Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb (GER) who received reinforcement in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup of the Daytona-winning squad Brumos Racing from Americans Hurley Haywood, Leh Keen and Andrew Davis. With 22 overall and now 74 class victories, Porsche holds a record in Daytona.
Porsche motorsport 2012: Nine works drivers race around the globe Like in the last years, Porsche supports its most successful customer teams again in 2012 by providing works pilots. The driver line-up this year