WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., July 1 – Porsche placed two cars in the top-ten of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series today at Watkins Glen International. The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen has long been a bastion of Porsche success – including a victory in the 2011 running – but the German marque was only able to place two of it’s seven entries into the top-ten at the conclusion of the this year’s event. The No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup finished sixth, the highest of the rear-engined machines, after leading late in the race. Horton Autosport’s No. 73 911 GT3 Cup took tenth. As a result of today’s race, the iconic automotive brand did hold onto three of the top-five positions in GRAND-AM’s inaugural North American Endurance Championship (NAEC). Read more
Elkhart Lake, Wisc., June 23, 2012 – Porsche entered today’s two-hour Rolex 250 Driven by VISITFLORIDA.COM at Road America with high expectations. The quartet of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entries used the lower-aerodynamic drag nature of the venerable 911 design to be at or near the top of the speed charts all weekend. The fight for the GT class victory was forming to be an extension of this. Read more
24 Hours of Daytona, USA
Porsche wins long distance classic in Florida
Stuttgart. The Daytona 24 hour race concluded with a victory for Porsche. After Brumos Racing won the event last year with a Porsche 911-powered prototype, this time victory went to a Riley fitted with an independently-developed V8 engine based on the Porsche Cayenne. Sharing the cockpit of the winning car were Joao Barbosa (Portugal), Terry Borcheller (USA), Ryan Dalziel (USA) and Mike Rockenfeller (Switzerland). For Porsche, this marked the 22nd success at the long distance classic in Florida.
“That was a thrilling and tough race from start to finish,” said Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport. “After last year’s great result, the Porsche teams were again very successful.”