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September 29, 2016


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Porsche Motorsports Weekly Event Notes:Thursday, September 29, 2016

Next Porsche Motorsport Event.
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
 
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
                       
Porsche Profile.

Event Story Lines


New Edition Of The World's Best-Selling Racing Car. New 911 GT3 Cup With Ultra-Modern Drive

Boasting a completely redeveloped powertrain, the next Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will take to the starting line on race tracks worldwide beginning in 2017. The rear of the world's most-produced GT racing car now houses a 4.0-liter, six-cylinder flat engine for increased power and performance. Thanks to thoroughbred motorsport technology, the compact engine with direct fuel injection delivers 485 hp (357 kW) of peak power.

A range of innovative details improves efficiency in addition to engine performance, ensuring even greater durability of the naturally aspirated engine in racing mode while reducing maintenance costs. A valve drivetrain with rigidly mounted rocker arms and a central oil feed is utilized for the first time. What's more, an integrated oil centrifuge is used to optimize oil de-foaming in the engine. A crankshaft with significantly increased rigidity has also been installed.

A new front apron and rear end bodywork improve downforce of the 2017 911 GT3 Cup and therefore enhance traction and performance. The prominent 72.44-inch (184-centimeter) wide rear wing has been retained from the previous model. The wheel dimensions are also unchanged: One-piece 18-inch racing rims with a central locking mechanism are used - with 10.63-inch (270-millimeter) racing slicks on the front axle, and a massive 12.2-inch (310-millimeter) tread on the rear axle. The intelligent aluminum-steel composite construction ensures maximum rigidity and a lightweight body. The new 911 GT3 Cup is ready to race weighing in at just 2,645.5 pounds (1200 kilograms).

The engineers have also once again focused specifically on driver safety during development. The driver is protected by a solid safety cage and an innovative, bucket-style racing seat that is molded particularly heavily around the head and shoulder area. The enlarged rescue hatch in the roof, in line with the latest FIA standard, makes it easier to provide initial treatment and recovery following an accident.

Porsche manufactures the 911 GT3 Cup on the same production line as the 911 road car in its main plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany. The basic race tune is performed at the Weissach motorsport center, also in Germany, where vehicles are thoroughly tested by a professional race driver prior to delivery to the customer. Some 3031 units of the 911 GT3 Cup were built in the type 996, 997 and 991 model lines since 1998. This makes the one-brand cup racing car from Stuttgart the most-produced and most-sold GT racing car in the world.

The new 911 GT3 Cup will be used in the 2017 race season, initially exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which is held alongside the Formula 1 races, and in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.

North America will be the only other market worldwide to receive the newest Cup car for its customer base in the new season. The continent's two IMSA-sanctioned series are the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama. As of 2018, the car will also be available for the other brand cups including the Pirelli World Challenge GT Cup class. In total, Porsche is organizing 20 of these one-make race series for customer teams around the world, with the 911 GT3 Cup being used exclusively.

Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) is currently taking orders for the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car with first deliveries to customer teams expected in December of this year. North American testing will begin in February at Sebring International Raceway during the official IMSA test for GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.

PMNA, sole importer of Porsche racecars to North America, has already begun receiving orders for the new car. The 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racecar has a MSRP of $220,000.00 USD.

Enduring to the End. Porsche Aims for IMSA Endurance Cup Title.

The 19th running of the Petit Le Mans race on the storied Road Atlanta track not only signifies the end of an exciting racing season but also the end of an era. The finale of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship marks the final race of the Porsche 911 RSR in its current configuration. The 10-hour race in Braselton, Georgia will be the last for the Porsche North America factory run cars Nos. 911 and 912. Its successor is expected to make its race debut in January 2017 at the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona. With its historic overall victory on this circuit in 2015 against the more powerful sports prototypes, the most successful GT racer of recent years also secured all three GTLM-class titles for Porsche last season.

At its farewell performance, the 470 hp 911 RSR, which was developed based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car is in contention to add one final title to its resume. The pair of rear-engine machines are in a dogged fight in the prestigious Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, which encompasses the long distance classics of Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and here at Petit Le Mans. Porsche is currently tied for the lead with Chevrolet. The Porsche North America program has renewed confidence after a 1-2 finish in the GTLM class in Austin, Texas two weeks ago.

Petit Le Mans was first contested on the 2.54-mile (4.087-kilometer) racetrack in 1998. With 24 victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer at the ten-hour classic. Its twelve corners are regarded as one of the most challenging and fastest in the United States.

The defending IMSA WeatherTech GTLM driver champion Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain), last year's sensational overall winners, tackle the GTLM class together with Richard Lietz (Austria) in the number 911 Porsche 911 RSR. This season the pair notched up a victory at Long Beach. Their teammates in the sister 911 RSR (No. 912) are Earl Bamber (New Zealand) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France), who celebrated their first win in Austin. Michael Christensen (Denmark) joins them for the finale as third driver.

American customer teams take on the GTD class with the new Porsche 911 GT3 R. Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) competes in this category in the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche with Patrick Lindsey (Santa Barbara, California) and Matthew McMurry (Phoenix, Arizona). The former Porsche Junior Alex Riberas (Spain) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany), the winners of the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca round, tackle the race for the No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing squad joined by Ian James (Great Britain).

The GT3 R was developed based on the seventh-generation 911 in Weissach, Germany. 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 IMSA SportsCar Championship at Laguna Seca.

The race takes the green on October 1 at 11:10 a.m. local time and the checkered flag ten hours later.

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport.

"Petit Le Mans is a worthy setting for the last race of a season that has treated fans to some enthralling and tough racing. This tradition-steeped and very demanding circuit is always an exciting challenge for teams and drivers. This year we tackle the event feeling somewhat melancholy, because Petit Le Mans marks the last factory-entry of our latest 911 RSR. With 21 victories and eight championship titles won by our factory and customer teams, it's the most successful GT racer of previous years. At Road Atlanta in 2015 we celebrated an outstanding overall victory under incredibly difficult conditions and in heavy rain. If it meant we would achieve another result like that, we wouldn't mind if the weather was horrible again this year."

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

"It's a very special feeling to return to this racetrack a year after our amazing overall victory. I can still vividly recall that success. It was one of the most wonderful moments of my career. Petit Le Mans is one of the greatest classics in endurance racing, and to contest a ten-hour event at the end of a tough season is a huge challenge for every race driver. The weather is unpredictable at this time of the year. When it rains, it's heavy and persistent. All in all I'm looking forward to it. We've experienced a difficult season and it would be fantastic if we could end it with a victory."

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

"Petit Le Mans is the first major race that I won as a Porsche works driver. That was in 2013. So it's always been a very special race for me, not least because of our sensational victory there last year. We've had a tough time this season. Many things didn't quite work out as we would've hoped for. But it has always been our aim to perform strongly again at Road Atlanta. I hope we manage this."

Richard Lietz, Driver, No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR.

"Road Atlanta will definitely be an exciting race. I'm looking forward to supporting Patrick and Nick as the third driver. In the past they've always welcomed me with open arms."

"The last few years have underlined that Road Atlanta is a racetrack that suits the 911 RSR. After all the successes, we now hope of course that we'll achieve a good result again this time. Our goal is clear: we want to secure the fourth straight win for Porsche and to win the North American Endurance Cup."

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

"Petit Le Mans is one of the greatest races in the USA. Porsche's overall victory last year was a real highlight. We refused to give up this season and we were rewarded with a win in Austin. Now we're heading to Petit Le Mans more motivated than ever. We want to end this difficult season with a good result - if everything comes together well - with a win."

Michael Christensen, Driver, No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR.

"I'm looking forward to racing again in America. Petit Le Mans is always spectacular. It's the last race of the season so everyone is determined to show just how good they are. And then there is the weather, which is always good for a surprise. All in all, it's a very intense race on a great racetrack."

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

"Petit Le Mans is our last chance of the year to bring home a victory. We've done tests there and they were really good. We'll do our very best to bring the debut season of the 911 GT3 R to a successful close. Road Atlanta is a great track, it's very challenging and a worthy venue for a season finale."

Mario Farnbacher, Driver, No. 23 Team Seattle Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.

"To win this weekend, we will employ our total team approach. Ian is back driving with us and we have a great crew and great overall team. We will work together during the race week to develop a good set-up so we can race hard for 10-hours. We always showed that we are capable to finish on the podium. As drivers we will need to keep our nose clean so we have a good race car for the last hour of the race."

Ian James, Driver, No. 23 Team Seattle Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.

"In 2014, we were strong and lost the win on the last lap when Alex got crashed out. In 2015, we had some car issues. We need to have a trouble free run and I am sure we will be near the front come Saturday night. I think the Porsche will be strong at Road Atlanta. The 911 GT3 R likes everything about the track except the long straightaway. Zero mistakes will be the key to the race. There are too many good cars and drivers in GTD so you need a trouble free race."

Podium Potential. Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport To Close Inaugural Season.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport made its international racing debut during the season-opening Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) race at Daytona International Speedway in January. Porsche's mid-engine machine impressed the road car-based GS class with a podium-finish by CJ Wilson Racing. Since then, at least one of as many as six cars entered has finished on the podium in every event. On September 30, five cars will challenge to keep that streak alive. Among the tally thus far, Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports have four wins in nine races. The German automaker's customer-only mid-engine racer has twice swept the top-three steps.

The No. 33 entry driven by Daniel Burkett (Canada) and Marc Miller (Holland, Michigan) has been the top Porsche five times but waited until the third to final race, held at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR), to take race-win honors. The full-season starter for the team owned by the Major League Baseball pitcher currently sits second in the points with a mathematical shot at winning the CTSCC GS class title. The No. 12 Bodymotion Racing car was first to take a win in the second race of the year at Sebring. The New Jersey-based program helped put Cameron Cassels (Canada) and Trent Hindman (Wayside, New Jersey) in victory lane three consecutive times from Sebring through Watkins Glen. TeamTGM with Ted Giovanis (Highland, Maryland) and Guy Cosmo (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) took a podium at Road America.

Porsche is currently second in the GS manufacturer standings, just three markers behind Ford. Six Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports are entered for Friday's two-hour, 30-minute Road Atlanta 150, five are expected to start. Included is TeamTGM with two cars entered, the Nos. 46 and 64. The operation is based near the 2.54-mile race track. The CJ Wilson squad returns to a two-entry program with the No. 35 of Tyler McQuarrie (Danville, California) and Till Bechtolsheimer (New York, New York) back on the track for the first time since Road America. The No. 21 also returns with the drivers Peter Ludwig (New Paltz, New York) and Jeroen Bleekemolen (Monaco) sharing the No. 21 Muehlner Motorsports America GT4 Clubsport.

Crown Me. GT3 Cup Champs To Be Crowned in Season Finale at Road Atlanta.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series is returning to Road Atlanta for the first time since 2014 with a two-round season finale Sept. 28-30 that will decide two 2016 champions.

Competitors in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, one of Porsche's 20 single-make global Cup Challenge series, have completed 14 of their 16 races for the 2016 championship. Jesse Lazare, from Montreal, claimed the Platinum Cup Championship after sweeping the last two rounds, in mid-September at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).

But it will all come down to the final two races on the 12-turn, 2.54-mile circuit at Road Atlanta to crown the remaining champions. The field is set at 28 cars, the largest U.S. standalone grid since the season opener in March at Sebring International Raceway. The series will run alongside the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort.

Jeff Mosing, from Austin, Texas, has been at the top of the Platinum Masters standings for most of the season in the No. 01 Porsche fielded by TOPP Racing. Mosing, also a standout in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, earned his first overall podium finish this season in GT3 USA after placing third in Round 11 at VIRginia International Raceway.

Mosing is locked in a tight Texas battle for the Platinum Masters title with Fred Poordad, from San Antonio, who drives the No. 20 Wright Motorsports Porsche. Mosing leads Poordad, 255-240.

Michael de Quesada, from Tampa, Florida, has led the Gold Cup class in his first season in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama since sweeping the opening weekend at Sebring in the No. 31 Alegra Motorsports Porsche. De Quesada leads Sebastian Landy, from Great Falls, Virginia, by 15 points.

Landy earned two, hard-fought victories at the last event at COTA in the No. 49 TPC Racing Porsche, including a last-lap pass to take Round 14.

Overall podiums are still up for grabs despite Lazare locking up the championship. Lazare has 11 wins this season in the No. 21 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Porsche, a series record.

But the journey to the top step won't be easy. 2016 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama Platinum Cup Champion Daniel Morad, from Toronto, will be back to challenge his fellow Canadian in the No. 17 Porsche Centre Oakville/Alegra Motorsports Porsche. The two had fierce battles in both Rounds 13 and 14, with Lazare prevailing in both.

Morad is a leading contender for the inaugural IMSA North American Cup, awarded to the driver who scores the most points overall in competition in the USA and Canada championships.

Delayed television coverage will be provided October 15-16 on major network affiliates in numerous U.S. markets by Sinclair Broadcast Group, and the broadcast will be available on YouTube after it airs on television.

Porsche at Petit Le Mans

Porsche has participated in every Petit Le Mans held since 1998 and has won as a manufacturer 24-times, including the 2015 overall win by the No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR. Porsche has never failed to place at least one car on a podium.

Only once has Porsche not won at least one class in the race.

Porsche 911 RSR COTA Accolades. Customer Porsche 911 RSR Adds WEC Podium.

The following chart shows each of Porsche's class victories over the 19-year history of the Road Atlanta race.

Year Class Team/Car Drivers
1998 LMGT1 No. 38 Champion Motors Boutsen/Wollek/Kelleners
    Porsche 911 GT1 Evo  
  LMGT2 No. 81 Freisinger Motorsports Ligonnet/Stewart
    Porsche 911 GT2  
  GT3 No. 76 Team A.R.E Argetsinger/Polidori/Cilli
    Porsche 911 Carrera RSR  
  GT2 No. 04 CJ Motorsport Morton/Fellows/Graham
    Porsche 911 GT2  
1999 GT No. 23 Alex Job Racing Mueller/Wagner
    Porsche 911 RSR  
2000 GT No. 51 Dick Barbour Racing Maassen/Wollek
    Porsche 911 GT3 R  
2002 GT No. 23 Alex Job Racing Maassen/Luhr
    Porsche 911 GT3 RS  
2003 GT No. 24 Alex Job Racing Bernhard/Bergmeister/Dumas
    Porsche 911 GT3 RS  
2004 GT No. 23 Alex Job Racing Lieb/Dumas/Henzler
    Porsche 911 GT3 RSR  
2005 GT2 No. 31 Petersen/White Lightning Racing Bergmeister/Long
    Porsche 911 GT3 RSR  
2006 LMP2 No. 6 Penske Racing Maassen/Bernhard/Collard
    Porsche RS Spyder  
  GT2 No. 31 Petersen/White Lightning Racing Bergmeister/Long
    Porsche 911 GT3 RSR  
2007 LMP2 No. 7 Penske Racing Dumas/Bernhard/Long
    Porsche RS Spyder  
  GT2 No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Van Overbeek/Bergmeister/Lieb
    Porsche 911 GT3 RSR  
2008 LMP2 No. 5 Penske Racing Castroneves/Briscoe
    Porsche RS Spyder Evo  
2010 GTC No. 63 TRG Richard/Lally/Ende
    Porsche 911 GT3 Cup  
2011 GTC VNo. 54 Black Swan Racing J.Bleekemolen/S.Bleekemolen/Pappas
    Porsche 911 GT3 Cup  
2012 GTE-AM No. 67 IMSA Performance Matmut Pons/Armindo/Narac
    Porsche 911 GT3 RSR  
  GTC No. 30 NGT Motorsport Cisneros/M.Farnbacher/Giermaziak
    orsche 911 GT3 Cup  
2013 GT No. 17 Team Falken Tire Henzler/Sellers/Tandy
    Porsche 911 GT3 RSR  
  GTC No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Canache/Snow/Pumpelly
    Porsche 911 GT3 Cup  
2014 GTLM No. 17 Team Falken Tire Henzler/Holzer/Sellers
    Porsche 911 RSR  
2015 GTLM No. 911 Porsche North America Tandy/Pilet/Lietz
  Overall Porsche 911 RSR  
  GTD No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Lindsey/Pumpelly/Snow
    Porsche 911 GT America  


Porsche Entries at Road Atlanta.

Total Car Count. 38 Porsche Motorsport-produced cars are competing at Road Atlanta this weekend.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Total Car Count: Four (4) Porsche entries will be competing in the Petit 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)/ Richard Lietz (Austria)
No. 912 Porsche North America Earl Bamber (New Zealand)/ Frédéric Makowiecki (France)/ Michael Christensen (Denmark)
 
GTD Class - Two (2) Porsche 911 GT3 R.
No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Mario Farnbacher (Germany)/ Alex Riberas (Spain)/Ian James (Great Britain)
No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Jörg Bergmeister (Germany)/Patrick Lindsey (Santa Barbara, California)/Matthew McMurry (Phoenix, Arizona)
 
IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Total Car Count: Six (6) Porsche entries will be competing in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at COTA.
 
GS Class - Six (6) 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. 35 CJ Wilson Racing Tyler McQuarrie (Danville, California)/ Till Bechtolsheimer (New York, New York)
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.
28 Total Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car entries.
Platinum Class 23 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. 2016 Model Year
Gold Class Five (5) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. 2015 and Earlier Model Year


Where to Watch:
All IMSA Series information is additionally available on the IMSA App
 
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Channel/Web Address
Qualifying Broadcast www.IMSA.tv
Friday, September 30, 3:30 p.m. ET
Race Broadcast. Live FS1
Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET;  
Saturday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET FS2
Race Broadcast. Highlights FS1
Sunday, October 2, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET  
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Sunday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET FS1
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
Social Media.
Porsche Cars North America. @Porsche
Porsche North America. @PorscheNARacing
Porsche Motorsport - GT Cars. @PorscheRaces
Porsche Racing - 919 Hybrid. @Porsche_Team
   
Model Hashtag.
Porsche 911 RSR. #911RSR
Porsche 911 GT3 R. #911GT3R
Porsche 919 Hybrid. #919hybrid
   
Event Hashtag.
Petit Le Mans #PLM
Series Hashtag.
GT3 Cup Challenge USA. #GT3USA
GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. #GT3Canada


Upcoming Porsche Events

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
 
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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