Motorsport News

September 12, 2016


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Early each week, Porsche Cars North America will provide a weekend summary or pre-race event notes package, covering the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) or other areas of interest from the world of Porsche Motorsport. Please utilize this resource as needed, and do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

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Porsche Motorsports Weekly Event Notes. Monday, September 12, 2016

Next Porsche Motorsport Event.
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Event. Lone Star Le Mans, Circuit of the Americas
Dateline. Austin, Texas
Date. Saturday, September 17
Track Length. 3.4-mile, 20-turn
Race Duration. Two-Hours, 40-Minutes
Class. GTLM (Porsche 911 RSR)
  GTD (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Round. GTLM. 10 of 11
  GTD. 10 of 11
Next Round. 19th Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia, September 28-October 1, 2016
 
Pirelli World Challenge
Event. Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma, Sonoma Raceway
Dateline. Sonoma, California
Date. Race 1 Saturday, September 17
  Race 2 Sunday, September 18
Track Length. 2.385-mile, 12-turn
Race Duration. Two, 50-Minute Races
Class. GT (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
  GTA (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
  GT Cup (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup)
Round. GT/GTA. 18 and 19 of 20
  GT Cup. 17 and 18 of 19
Next Round. Pirelli World Challenge of Monterey, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, October 7-9, 2016
 
FIA/ World Endurance Championship
Event. Lone Star Le Mans, Circuit of the Americas
Dateline. Austin, Texas
Date. Saturday, September 17
Track Length. 3.4-mile, 20-turn
Race Duration. Six-Hours
Class. LMP1 (Porsche 919 Hybrid)
  LMGTE Pro (Porsche 911 RSR)
  LMGTE Am (Porsche 911 RSR)
Round. 9 of 10
Next Round. Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia, September 28-September 30, 2016
 
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Event. Lone Star Le Mans, Circuit of the Americas
Dateline. Austin, Texas
Date. Friday, September 16
Race Duration. Two Hours, 30-minutes
Class. Grand Sport (GS) (Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport)
Round. 6 of 9
Next Round. Six Hours of Fuji, Fuji, Japan, October 16, 20166
                       
Porsche Profile.

Event Story Lines


By The Numbers. Porsche Walks the Walk Across North America

53. Number of Porsche racecars entered in professional events in North America this weekend.

49. Number of Porsche customer programs competing in premier sports car series in North America this weekend.

45. Number of customer programs being supported by Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) simultaneously in both Austin, Texas and Sonoma, California.

39. Number of Porsches competing at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas.

34. Number of Porsche racecars based on the seventh-generation Porsche 911 competing at COTA in all series and all classes.

29. Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars entered in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama.

15. Number of Porsche factory drivers competing in North America this weekend - 14 at COTA, 1 (Patrick Long) in Sonoma.

14. Number of Porsche 911-based entries competing at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.

6. Number of Porsches entered in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

5. Number of Porsche racecars based on the mid-engine Cayman GT4 architecture entered at COTA this weekend.

4. Number of full factory programs.

4. Number of Porsche 911 RSR entered in the WEC LMGTE classes - one in LMGTE-Pro and three in the LMGTE-Am class.

2. Number of Porsche 919 Hybrids racing at COTA.

2. Number of Porsche 911 RSR factory cars racing for Porsche North America in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class.

Heads-Up. Porsche Drivers Explain Their Helmets

It is often said that motorsport is becoming too corporate, too homologized. True or not, there is at least one place that the driver (typically) keeps full control: the helmet. Some drivers take full advantage of this platform showcasing their personality with vivid designs that put their psyche out there for all to see. Others subtly use their carbon fiber "buckets" to represent their corporate partners, their family roots or their own artistic bent. Some just hand it over and let someone else use it as a glossy canvas.

20 drivers who are piloting Porsche racecars on the IMSA circuit - both WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge - as well as in the Pirelli World Challenge this season, offered up their reasons for the signature they show to the world.

Helmet Artwork. http://press.porsche.com/media/gallery2/v/photos/motorsports/happenings/2016+Porsche+Driver+Helmets/

Helmet Descriptions. http://press.porsche.com/motorsport/news/release.php?id=241

WeatherTech Porsche Festival. Porsche 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R at COTA

At the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, sports car fans can again expect an unforgettable motorsport experience. The tenth and penultimate round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be contested on September 17 with the Porsche North America "works" team fielding a pair of 911 RSR. Also contested on this weekend in the capital of Texas is the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama as well as the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Spectators can enjoy five races with nearly 40 Porsche racing vehicles including the 911 RSR, 911 GT3 R, 911 GT3 Cup, Cayman GT4 Clubsport as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning-919 Hybrid models.

This marks the third time for the IMSA SportsCar Championship to race at the Circuit of the Americas. The Formula 1 racetrack with its distinctive observation tower is located in the hills not far from downtown Austin. The track is part of a modern entertainment complex, which also hosts other sporting competitions and musical concerts.

The 2015 IMSA GTLM champion Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) again share the cockpit of the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR for the Austin round. Their works driver colleagues Earl Bamber (New Zealand) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) tackle the race in the sister 911 RSR with the starting number 912. Recently, the pair clinched their fourth podium result this season with a third-place finish at Virginia. American customer teams take on the GTD class with the new Porsche 911 GT3 R. Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) contests this category in the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports with co-driver Patrick Lindsey (Santa Barbara, California). Former Porsche junior Alex Riberas (Spain) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) campaign the No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing 911 GT3 R in the class as well.

Tackling the WeatherTech Championship are the Porsche 911 RSR and the Porsche 911 GT3 R. After securing victories at the long distance classics in Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring as well as numerous championship titles, the 470 hp 911 RSR has become the most successful GT racing car of recent years. The 911 RSR is based on the seventh-generation of the iconic 911 sports car, with 2016 marking its last season of racing as a factory car. Its successor is expected to make its race debut in January 2017 at the Daytona 24-hour race. Porsche built the 500 hp Porsche 911 GT3 R for GT3 series worldwide based on the 911 GT3 RS production sports car. The new customer racer scored its first victory in the GTD class at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport

"Austin has always been one of the highlights of the season for Porsche. With the IMSA SportsCar Championship, the Sports Car World Endurance Championship, the SportsCar Challenge and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA, four top-class racing series will hold championship rounds in the capital of Texas. On this weekend, Porsche fans will be treated to a very special motorsport experience; after all, it's not every day that you can admire almost the entire range of Porsche's racing cars at one race event. After a brief dry spell, we were back on the podium recently in Virginia and now we aim to build on this performance in Texas. The Circuit of the Americas is a fantastic, extremely demanding circuit and hence a real challenge for all of our drivers and teams - regardless of which championship they contest."

Patrick Pilet, Driver, No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR

"The Circuit of the Americas is one of my favorite racetracks in the USA. But a victory there is still missing from my collection. We got very close to winning last year, but while we were in the lead we had to pit briefly two laps before the finish. I hope we can do better this time. Our chances look good, because Austin has traditionally been good turf for us.""

Nick Tandy, Driver, No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR

"I always particularly look forward to Austin. Part of the reason for this is the demanding racetrack - I especially enjoy the first fast sector. But the city has a very special flair and it's always worth a visit. As for the race, we have a score to settle. This year I hope that we can bring home the victory that we lost last year just a few miles from the finish line."

Earl Bamber, Driver, No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR

"I have great memories of Austin. In 2014 I won the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup title there, and we were also looking good last year with the 911 RSR. Austin is one of my favorite American cities. Since the Circuit of the Americas also hosts a round of the WEC, I'll be able to catch up with many Porsche teammates and old friends. I'm really looking forward to that."

Frédéric Makowiecki, Driver, No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR

"Finally I get to go racing on a familiar US racetrack. The Circuit of the Americas has an interesting layout and I'm very confident that we can match the pace of the frontrunners. We should be able to make the most of the 911 RSR's traction advantages, especially in the slow corners. The most important thing will be to find the optimal balance for our car during the practice session."

Jörg Bergmeister, No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R

"After skipping the race in Virginia I'm now looking forward to Austin. The Circuit of the Americas is a very modern racetrack, but it's still a lot of fun to drive there. I hope that we can repeat our result from Elkhart Lake where we secured second-place."

Heat of the Night. Porsche 919 Hybrid Takes Championship Defense to Texas

Only two weeks after the Porsche 919 Hybrid's winning race in Mexico City, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) heads to Austin, Texas. On Saturday, September 17th, the sixth of nine rounds of the 2016 WEC will take place on the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) - for Porsche it is the next stop on its title defense mission. The demanding track is known as the favorite of the modern Formula One circuits. High ambient temperatures can be expected and the timing for the race provides an extra challenge: The six-hour race will start at 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) with sunset being at 7:32 p.m.

Porsche leads the manufacturers' world championship after having won four races in 2016 - Silverstone, Le Mans, the Nürburgring and Mexico City. It is the third season for the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid. During this year's five championship rounds, Porsche has scored 201 points, Audi is second (158) and Toyota follows in third position (112). In the drivers' world championship, this year's Le Mans winning trio of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) has extended its lead to 41 points ahead of the best placed Toyota drivers. The first Audi drivers follow in P3 with 74.5 points. The second Porsche works drivers crew of Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) recently achieved two consecutive race wins and improved to fifth in the standings. The reigning World Champions have scored 53.5 points.

The Weissach, Germany-developed Porsche 919 Hybrid competes in the highest category of the 31-car field, which is the class one Le Mans prototypes (LMP1). The two-time Le Mans winning car produces a system power of over 900 HP (662 kW). Its internal combustion engine is a ground breaking downsizing motor: the very compact two-liter V4 turbocharged gasoline engine drives the rear axle with almost 500 PS (368 kW). Two different energy recovery systems - brake energy from the front and exhaust energy - feed a lithium ion battery that, on command, passes on the energy to an E machine to power the front axle with an extra boost of over 400 PS (294 kW).

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1

"This year's World Championship has shown an extremely tight competition. These long distance WEC races are close battles on the highest sporting and technical levels right up to the very last minute. In Mexico the top four LMP1 cars qualified within three-tenths of a second and after the race all three manufacturers had a crew on the podium. We are the hunted and by no means can we ease up in our title defense."

Andreas Seidl, Team Principal

"In 2015, our Porsche 919 Hybrids dominated in Austin, but this is not what we can expect to happen this year. Nevertheless, we believe that COTA's fast curves will suit our 919 well. Austin is always especially demanding for the drivers and the entire team. Practice sessions are late, the race goes on until 11:00 p.m. and normally it is very hot."

Timo Bernhard, Driver, No. 1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid

"COTA, for me, is the most beautiful of all new circuits because it has a great mixture. Sector one is especially interesting. After the steep start-finish straight the first left-hander is a blind corner. Then some flowing esses follow. If you make a mistake there you suffer from it for a long time. In the first sector all the corners are somehow connected to each other. The middle sector offers good opportunities for overtaking under braking, and the last sector is very tight. You definitely have to position your car carefully. I'm always looking forward to racing in the U.S. I did this for quite some years for Porsche and had a lot of success in the American Le Mans Series. I think the sports car culture in the States is great."

Brendon Hartley, Driver, No. 1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid

"Austin is a great city that we all love returning to. COTA is my favorite of the new style F1 tracks, because it has a little bit of everything. We have good memories from our very dominant victory last year. After the race in Mexico, I went to meet my brother and a friend in the San Francisco area to be a tourist for a couple of days. Then focusing again on Austin: Sights are set on the middle step of the podium."

Mark Webber, Driver, No. 1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid

"It's always good to race in America. In Austin my first experiences were in a Formula One car, which is a little bit more agile, especially in the first sector, but the biggest difference is that in a Grand Prix you don't have to deal with the permanent traffic of cars to lap. The track in Austin is very demanding and a beautiful one for our prototypes. Different to in Mexico City, at COTA the 919 can really open its speed up. I also love night racing. Our cars are able to do that and it creates a bit of a Le Mans feeling. Probably we will not be as dominant as in 2015 in Texas, but, of course, car crew number one wants to repeat last year's victory. COTA can be hard work in several regards. The temperatures are extreme and the weather can be very changeable as well."

Romain Dumas, Driver, No. 2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid

"COTA is a great track with a nice atmosphere and good mixture of very fast curves, long straights and tighter corners - it is like it is tailor made for our Le Mans prototype. After we were strong there the last two years, I hope we will be in good shape again this year. The weather conditions can be unpredictable. Two years ago we had a tremendous downpour. If it stays dry we have to be careful with tire wear."

Neel Jani, Driver, No. 2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid

"In Texas we will be back at sea level and have more air to breathe. But the biggest challenge is the heat. At the moment it looks like we can expect 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) or even more. Different to the Mexico City circuit, COTA is fast and flowing and I really like that. Last year our team was very strong in Austin, but we have seen the competition is getting tighter and tighter."

Marc Lieb, Driver, No. 2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid

"The fast corners in the first and the last sectors make the Austin circuit a real high downforce one, and I think this should suit our car. Ambient temperatures and humidity are always extreme and tough for us drivers. In 2014 and 2015 the 919 Hybrid was very competitive in Texas. But in 2015 an electrical problem cost us the race win - and ultimately the chance to fight for the drivers' title. In 2014, we also had a technical problem. Therefore COTA is unfinished business for us and this year we want to make it onto the podium."

Porsche 919 Hybrid COTA Facts and figures

- The six-hour race on the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is the sixth out of nine rounds of the 2016 WEC and starts on September 17 at 5:00 p.m. local time (midnight in Central Europe).

- The official WEC App can be downloaded free of charge in its basic version and can be extended (not free of charge) by a live stream. Several live features, such as on-board cameras, timing and GPS tracking, are implemented in the Porsche Motorsport App (free of charge) and at porsche.com/fiawec.

- In 2015, Jani/Lieb took pole position with an average lap time of 1:46.211 minutes. The overall fastest lap was done by Jani in 1:46.018 minutes. Hartley/Webber were second on the grid with a qualifying time of 1:46.375 minutes. (In the WEC the average of the respective best laps of two drivers counts for the grid position.)

- Bernhard/Hartley/Webber won last year's race. After leading for a long time, Dumas/Jani/Lieb finished fifth in the LMP1 class.

- A lap on the Formula One circuit in Austin, that was opened in 2012, is 3.43-miles (5.513 kilometers) and has 20 corners. The circuit goes anti clockwise.

- At normal race speed (no safety car) the Porsche 919 Hybrid is due for refueling after every 31 laps at the latest.

- Refueling and changing Michelin tires may only be done sequentially, not at the same time. Only four mechanics may work simultaneously when changing tires and may use only one wheel gun. That takes a lot longer than in Formula One, for example.

- The drivers are normally only changed when new tires are needed.

- A set of Michelin slick tires should ideally last two fuel tank fills.

- The WEC efficiency regulations limit the amount of energy that can be used per lap. In Austin the Porsche 919 Hybrid can use 5.01 megajoule of electrical power from energy recovery systems and 1.411 kilograms or 0.51-gallons (1.930 liters) of gasoline.

- These different types of tires can be used: three different compounds of slick tires for dry conditions, a hybrid tire (no profile either but softer cover) for mixed conditions and wet weather tires. 6.5 sets of dry weather tires are available per car for qualifying and the race.

All points' standings: http://www.fiawec.com/courses/classification.html

All results: http://fiawec.alkamelsystems.com

Living Large in Sonoma. Porsche Has Largest PWC Field of the Season

Porsche will have one of its largest presences of the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge season this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. The seventh-generation of the iconic 911 is the basis for all 14 cars entered at the penultimate round of the country's premier sprint-format sports car championship. North America's only Porsche factory driver, Patrick Long (Manhattan Beach, California), leads the way in one of eight 911 GT3 Rs expected on the grid for the GT, GTA and GT Cup races. That is the single-largest entry of the year for the Weissach, Germany-built GT3 car. Long is chasing his second Pirelli World Challenge GT class title and currently leads the drivers' point chase in the No. 58 Porsche Consulting Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R. Multi-time class winner and Porsche Young Driver Academy graduate Michael Lewis (Laguna Beach, California) is looking to return to the podium during the two-race weekend. Joining the class for the first time is Gunnar Jeanette (Salt Lake City, Utah) in the No. 97 WeatherTech Alex Job Racing GT3 R. Jeanette will contest the final two event weekends with the 27-year Porsche partner, Alex Job Racing. James Sofronas (Villa Park, California) is also entered in the professional-level class.

The "gentleman driver" GTA category also has new additions of familiar faces. Tim Pappas (Boston, Massachusetts) returns to the cockpit of the No. 54 Black Swan Porsche while Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Illinois) makes his debut in the series in the No. 79 Alex Job-prepared, Weather-backed 911 GT3 R. Michael Schein (Glen Cover, New York) has already won in the class this year and looks to close-out the season on a high-note in the No. 16 Wright Motorsports car. Andy Wilzoch (Aurora, Colorado) returns the Flying Lizard Motorsports livery to the class piloting the No. 45 entry.

The GT Cup class - run as a one-make series within the Pirelli World Challenge - sees one of the largest fields of the 2016 season at Sonoma. Six Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars - all regulated by the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup rulebook - are entered for the weekend's pair of 50-minute races running with the GT and GTA classes. Alec Udell (The Woodlands, Texas) and fellow Porsche Young Driver Academy classmate Sloan Urry (Park City, Utah) remain heated competitors with Udell's No. 17 GMG-prepped machine holding the edge on Urry's No. 20 TruSpeed entry in the class championship.

Porsche Entries at Circuit of the Americas.
Total Car Count. 39 Porsche Motorsport-produced cars are competing at COTA this weekend.
 
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Total Car Count: Four (4) Porsche entries will be competing in the Lone Star Le Mans IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
GTLM Class - Two (2) Porsche 911 RSR.
No. 911 Porsche North America Patrick Pilet (France)/ Nick Tandy (Great Britain)
No. 912 Porsche North America Earl Bamber (New Zealand)/ Frédéric Makowiecki (France)
 
GTD Class - Two (2) Porsche 911 GT3 R.
No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Mario Farnbacher (Germany)/ Alex Riberas (Spain)
No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Jörg Bergmeister (Germany)/Patrick Lindsey (Santa Barbara, California)
 
FIA/ World Endurance Championship. Total Car Count: Six (6) Porsche entries will be competing in the FIA/WEC Six Hours of COTA.
LMP1 Class (2) Porsche 919 Hybrid.
No. 1 Porsche Team Timo Bernhard (Germany)/Brendon Hartley (New Zealand)/Mark Webber (Australia)
No. 2 Porsche Team Romain Dumas (France)/Neel Jani (Switzerland)/Marc Lieb (Germany)
 
LMGTE Pro Class (1) Porsche 911 RSR.
No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Richard Lietz (Austria)/Michael Christensen (Denmark)
 
LMGTE Am Class (3) Porsche 911 RSR (2015 Model Year).
No. 78 KCMG Christian Ried (Germany)/Wolf Henzler (Germany)/Jöel Camathias (Switzerland)
No. 86 Gulf Racing Michael Wainwright (Great Britain)/Adam Carroll (Great Britain)/Benjamin Barker (Great Britain)
No. 88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Khaled Al Qubaisi (United Arab Emirates)/ David Heinemeier Hansson (Denmark)
 
GS Class - Five (5) Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
No. 12 Bodymotion Racing Cameron Cassels (Canada)/ Trent Hindman (Wayside, New Jersey)
No. 21 Muehlner Motorsports America Peter Ludwig (New Paltz, New York)/ Jeroen Bleekemolen (Monaco)
No. 33 CJ Wilson Racing Daniel Burkett (Canada)/Marc Miller (Holland, Michigan)
No. 46 TeamTGM Ted Giovanis (Highland, Maryland)/ Guy Cosmo (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)
No. 64 TeamTGM Ted Giovanis (Highland, Maryland)/ Guy Cosmo (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)
 
IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.
24 Total Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car entries.
Platinum Class 18 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. 2016 Model Year
Gold Class Six (6) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. 2015 and Earlier Model Year
 
Pirelli World Challenge.
Total Car Count: 14 Porsche entries will be competing in the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway.
GT Class - Four (4) Porsche 911 GT3 R.
No. 14 GMG Racing James Sofronas (Villa Park, California)
No. 58 Wright Motorsports Patrick Long (Manhattan Beach, California)
No. 97 Alex Job Racing Gunnar Jeannette (Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 98 Calvert Dynamics Michael Lewis (Laguna Beach, California)
 
GTA Class - Four (4) Porsche 911 GT3 R.
No. 16 Wright Motorsports Michael Schein (Glen Cove, New York)
No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Andy Wilzoch (Aurora, Colorado)
No. 54 Black Swan Racing Tim Pappas (Boston, Massachusetts)
No. 79 Alex Job Racing Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Illinois)
 
GT Cup Class - Six (6) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
No. 17 GMG Alec Udell (The Woodlands, Texas)
No. 20 TruSpeed Autosport Sloan Urry (Park City, Utah)
No 35 Flying Lizard Motorsports Mike Hedlund (Redwood City, California)
No. 77 Calvert Dynamics Preston Calvert (Potomac, Maryland)
No. 00 Motorsports Promotions Corey Fergus (Columbus, Ohio)
No. 08 GMG Alex Welch (Canada)


Where to Watch.

All IMSA Series information is additionally available on the IMSA App

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Qualifying Broadcast. www.IMSA.tv
Friday, September 16, 4:45 p.m. ET
Race Broadcast. FS2
Saturday, September 17, 12:30 p.m. ET
Live Race Video Streaming www.IMSA.tv
Live Qualifying Streaming www.IMSA.tv
Audio Streaming www.IMSA.tv
Live Timing and Scoring www.IMSA.tv
 
FIA/WEC Six Hours of Mexico.
Race Broadcast. FS2
Saturday, September 17
6:00 p.m. ET (Live)
Live Race Video Streaming http://www.fiawec.com/
  http://porsche.com/fiawec
Live Qualifying Streaming http://www.fiawec.com/
Audio Streaming www.RadioLeMans.com
Live Timing and Scoring http://www.fiawec.com/
 
Pirelli World Challenge.
Race Broadcast. CBS Sports Network
Sunday, September 25
4:00 p.m. ET
Live Race Video Streaming http://world-challenge.com/streamvideo
Live Qualifying Streaming http://world-challenge.com/streamvideo
Live Timing and Scoring http://worldchallenge.growsites.net/
 
IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Race Broadcast. FS1
Sunday, September 25
5:00 p.m. ET
Live Race Video Streaming www.IMSA.tv
Live Qualifying Streaming www.IMSA.tv
Audio Streaming www.IMSA.tv
Live Timing and Scoring http://www.IMSA.com

 

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Model Hashtag.
Porsche 911 RSR. #911RSR
Porsche 911 GT3 R. #911GT3R
Porsche 919 Hybrid. #919hybrid
   
Event Hashtag.
Lone Star Le Mans - IMSA #LoneStarLeMans
Lone Star Le Mans - WEC #6hCOTA
PWC at Sonoma #PWCSonoma
   
Series Hashtag.
GT3 Cup Challenge USA. #GT3USA
GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. #GT3Canada

 

Upcoming Porsche Events

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Event: 19th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda, Road Atlanta
Dateline: Braselton, Georgia
Date: Saturday, October 1
Track Length: 2.54-mile, 12-turn
Race Duration: Ten-Hours
Class: GTLM (Porsche 911 RSR)
  GTD (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Round: GTLM. 11 of 11
  GTD. 11 of 11
Next Round: 2017 ROAR Before the Rolex 24, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida, January 6-8, 2017
 
Pirelli World Challenge.
Event: Pirelli World Challenge at Monterey, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Dateline: Monterey, California
Date: SprintX - Race 1 Saturday, October 8
  Sprint - Saturday, October 8
  SprintX - Race 2 Sunday, October 9
Track Length: 2.238-mile, 11-turn
Race Duration: Sprint - 50-Minute Race
  SprintX - Two, 60-Minute Races
Class: GT (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
  GTA (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
  GT Cup (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup)
Round: SprintX
  GT/GTA. 5 and 6 of 6
  Sprint
  GT/GTA. 20 of 20
  GT Cup. 19 of 19
Next Round: 2017 - Pirelli World Challenge of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Temporary Street Course, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 11-12, 2017
 
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Event: Road Atlanta 150, Road Atlanta
Dateline: Braselton, Georgia
Date: Friday, September 30
Race Duration: Two Hours, 30-minutes
Class: Grand Sport (GS) (Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport)
Round: 10 of 10
Next Round: 2017 ROAR Before the Rolex 24, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida, January 6-8, 2017
 
FIA/ World Endurance Championship
Event: 6 Hours of Fuji, Fuji International Speedway
Dateline: Fuji, Japan
Date: Sunday, October 16
Track Length: 2.83-miles, 16-turn
Race Duration: Six-Hours
Class: LMP1 (Porsche 919 Hybrid)
  LMGTE Pro (Porsche 911 RSR)
  LMGTE Am (Porsche 911 RSR)
Round: 7 of 9
Next Round: Six Hours of Shanghai, Shanghai, China, November 11, 2016


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About Porsche Cars North America Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA
Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and Panamera sports sedans. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, human performance center, and fine dining restaurant. PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 188 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand's 65-plus year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. PCNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.

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