Motorsport News

July 31, 2017


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Porsche Motorsports Weekly Event Notes: Monday, July 31, 2017

Upcoming Events

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Event: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, Road America
Dateline: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Date: Sunday, August 6
Track Length: 4.048-miles, 14-turn
Race Duration: 2-Hours, 40-Minutes
Class: GTLM (Porsche 911 RSR)
  GTD (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Round: GTLM. 8 of 11
  GTD. 9 of 12
Next Round: Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia, August 25 - 27, 2017
 

IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

Event: Road America 120, Road America
Dateline: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Date: Saturday, August 5
Track Length: 4.048-miles, 14-turn
Race Duration: 2-Hours
Class: GS (Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport)
Round: 8 of 11
Next Round: Biscuitville Grand Prix, VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia, August 25 - 26, 2017
 

IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama

Event: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, Road America
Dateline: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Date: Race 1. Saturday, August 6
  Race 2. Sunday, August 7
Track Length: 4.048-miles, 14-turn
Race Duration: Two, 45-minute races
Class: Platinum (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, MY 2017)
  Gold (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, MY 2014-2016)
Round: USA. 9 and 10 of 14
Next Round: VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia, August 25 - 26, 2017

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Porsche Electric. Future Motorsport Plans Announced Move German Maker to Formula E.

Beginning in 2019, Porsche will compete with a factory team in the Formula E Championship. As a result, the company will, with great regret, end its involvement in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season. At the same time, Porsche will continue to focus its attention on international GT racing, campaigning the 911 RSR in the GT class of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The highlight of the World Endurance Championship is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in addition to the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and other long-distance endurance classics.

This realignment of motorsport activities for Porsche stems from the direction set out for the company in Porsche Strategy 2025, which will see Porsche develop a combination of pure GT vehicles and fully electric sports cars, such as the first fully electric Porsche model, based upon the Mission E concept car. Porsche has already taken the first steps toward developing its own Formula E racing car this year.

At the same time, Porsche is increasing its commitment in the GT class.

After four highly successful years, including three victories in a row at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and World Championship titles in both the team and driver classifications in 2015 and 2016, Porsche will be leaving the LMP1 class. Nevertheless, the factory team from Weissach wants to defend the back-to-back World Championship titles one more time. The 2017 season ends on November 18 in Bahrain.

Porsche will keep the successful LMP1 team intact, including the factory drivers. Alongside ventures in other racing series and the intensive preparation for Formula E, Porsche is examining other fields of application and development areas.

Formula E - the world's first purely electric racing series - was launched on September 13, 2014. The International Automobile Federation, or FIA, which is also responsible for Formula 1, has organized the series to make a statement in favor of electromobility and to get more young people excited about motorsport. Unlike most other racing series, the Formula E season begins in the fall and ends in summer. The race venues are specially designed street courses in the heart of major cities worldwide, meaning the sport travels to the spectators and not the other way around. Electromobility is already playing an important role in the mobility of tomorrow, especially in urban environments.

Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG responsible for Research and Development.

“Entering Formula E and achieving success in this category are the logical outcomes of our Mission E project. The growing freedom for in-house technology developments makes Formula E attractive to us. Porsche is working with alternative, innovative drive concepts. For us, Formula E is the ultimate competitive environment for driving forward the development of high-performance vehicles in areas such as environmental friendliness, efficiency, and sustainability.

A diversity of manufacturers and the quality of both WEC and IMSA have led us to strengthen our commitment and concentrate our energies on using the 911 RSR. We want to be number one. To do that, we must invest accordingly. ”

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President, Porsche LMP Team.

“Building up the Le Mans team from scratch was a huge challenge. Over the years, we have developed an incredibly successful and professional team. This will be our basis going forward. I am certain that we will maintain our high level in Formula E. Confidence is high, and we are excited to get started.”

America's Nürburgring. Porsche GT Team Confident for Road America.

Two weeks after its historic maiden victory at Lime Rock Park, the new for 2017 Porsche 911 RSR heads to its first outing on the legendary Road America circuit on August 6 for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. The storied 4-mile circuit near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is considered the North American equivalent of the Nürburgring racetrack, the famous German circuit that for decades has set the standard for road racing challenge.

The Porsche GT Team tackles round eight of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fielding two 911 RSR in the extremely competitive GTLM class against BMW, Chevrolet and Ford. Based on the high-performance 911 sports car, Porsche Motorsport in Weissach, Germany designed the 510 hp 911 RSR for this season as a completely new development.

Four Porsche customer teams tackle the GTD class with the 911 GT3 R, which rounded off Porsche's triumph at Lime Rock with a second class victory for the season - the first coming in the season opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Road America, which was opened in 1955 and is located halfway between Milwaukee and Green Bay, enjoys a long tradition. It is one of the oldest racetracks in the United States and one of the few circuits to have retained its original layout. It's not surprising that it is called "America's National Park of Speed". With its long final straight and 14 corners, Road America is the longest circuit on the WeatherTech Championship calendar and certainly one of the most challenging. In 2015, Porsche celebrated a one-two finish with the previous model of the new 911 RSR.

The Lime Rock winners Patrick Pilet (France) and Dirk Werner (Germany) again share the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR at Elkhart Lake. Lime Rock polesitters Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) man the second 911 RSR (No. 912) fielded by the Porsche GT Team.

The Lime Rock GTD class-winning No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Porsche factory driver Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Lindsey (Santa Barbara, California) will look to repeat their performance of the most recent race at Road America. Meanwhile, the Alegra Motorsports entry - which finished in third-place at Lime Rock and won at Daytona - will have Daniel Morad (Canada) in the No. 28. His co-driver is yet to be announced. The No. 54 CORE autosport car of Jon Bennett (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Colin Braun (Harrisburg, North Carolina) look for their first victory of the season in the Pro-Am style class. A fourth 911 GT3 R entry comes from WeatherTech Racing. The longtime Porsche team is returning to the brand after a year of racing for another manufacturer. Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Illinois) and Gunnar Jeannette (Salt Lake City, Utah) share the No. 50 at the team's home race of Road America.

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.

“Road America is a fast and demanding racetrack where the drivers make the difference. But to perform well they need a competitive and well set-up vehicle. And that's exactly what we'll give them with our new 911 RSR. We nailed our colors to the mast at Lime Rock recently by securing pole position as well as a brilliant one-two and even overall honors. I'm sure that after this fantastic success they'll also do their utmost at Road America. Our team will again give them their full support.”

Marco Ujhasi, Director GT Factory Motorsports.

“In order to be fully prepared for this race we went testing with two cars on the racetrack. Road America is a traditional street circuit with many fast corners and that makes it a challenge. It's a difficult task to find a perfect setup for our 911 RSR and to ensure that we have the grip that's needed for the slow corners. The insights we gained during testing will certainly help overcome these challenges.”

Sebastian Golz, Project Manager GT Customer Motorsport.

“Road America is one of the fastest racetracks on the calendar. Spectators can reach almost every part of the track and they can witness up close how the GT racers push the limits of traction in the corners. After a strong performance at Lime Rock with victory for Park Place Motorsports and third place for Alegra Motorsports, our customer squads are again eager to finish at the front with the 911 GT3 R.”

Patrick Pilet, Driver, No. 911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR.

“Road America is a racetrack with loads of character and a long tradition. A great challenge. It's fast and demanding, and the way it follows the contours of the surrounding hills reminds me a little of Spa. Of course at Road America I always think of 2015 when we had a fantastic race there. We started from the very back of the field and went on to win. You don't forget such things. But Road America was my all-time favorite racetrack in America long before this sensational victory.”

Dirk Werner, Driver, No. 911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR.

“I think Road America is the most beautiful racetrack in the USA. It has everything a racing driver could wish for - long straights, fast and at times very unusual corners, hard braking zones. I celebrated my first win in the American Le Mans Series here. To return now as a Porsche works driver is something very special, especially after having just clinched our first victory at Lime Rock. With this victory, we're now in a good rhythm and we're determined to maintain this momentum for the rest of the season.”

Laurens Vanthoor, Driver, No. 912 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR.

“Road America is a very difficult yet incredibly fascinating racetrack. It's one of those old-school circuits with a great tradition that I love and that can only really be found in the USA these days. We went testing there with the 911 RSR, which will definitely have a positive effect on the final setup of our car for the track. What I like about Road America is that if you dare to hold off a bit longer before braking for the corners, you can easily overtake in some places.”

Gianmaria Bruni, Driver, No. 912 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR.

“I turned my first laps with the 911 RSR at Road America during our extensive test program here in June. They were wonderful days. I received a very warm welcome from the team and I immediately felt at home in the Porsche Motorsport family. Now I'm looking forward to returning to this great racetrack. I'd like to turn the many positive test experiences into a good race result. Since Lime Rock at the latest, we know that everything is possible with the new 911 RSR.”

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

“Road America is my favorite circuit in the USA. It's very fast, very hilly and very challenging - and it's always guaranteed to provide gripping action and interesting fights for positions. It's good turf for Porsche. We've pretty much always done well there in the past.”

Porsche Mid-Ohio Performance. PWC GTA Wins and GT Podiums for 911 GT3 R.

After nearly a month away, the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT and GTA Championships returned to competition this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Lexington, Ohio-area track has long been a place of strong performances for Porsche and Rounds 6 and 7 of North America's premier sprint-format GT racing series offered several customer programs using the German marque's GT3-specification entry reason to celebrate. Porsche scored one-two finishes in both rounds of the GT Amateur (GTA) category, a GT class pole position and a GT second and third-place result overall on Sunday.

Porsche factory driver Patrick Long (Manhattan Beach, California) set fastest race lap in Saturday's 50-minute race on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn track securing himself pole position for Sunday's midday event. However, he was not able to hold-off Alvaro Parente (Portugal), Saturday's race winner, and fell to second-place in the second corner. Despite a hard drive in the No. 58 Porsche Consulting 911 GT3 R entered by Wright Motorsports, North America's only Porsche "works" driver was forced to settle for second-place. He was fifth on Saturday.

Close behind Long was GT rookie driver Alec Udell (The Woodlands, Texas). Udell had a veteran's start jumping from tenth on the grid to third-place before the race was five-minutes old. The 2016 GT Cup Champion and former Porsche Young Driver Academy graduate kept his No. 17 Euroworld Motorsports prepared by GMG 911 GT3 R in that position despite heavy pressure from behind. That gave Udell his first professional podium - he won the two opening rounds of the amateur GTA class at St. Petersburg earlier this season - as well as both the Hard Charger and Best Start Awards.

All weekend the GTA battle was between class championship contenders James Sofronas (Villa Park, California) and Michael Schein (Glen Cove, New York). In both events, Sofronas drove the No. 14 GMG Porsche 911 GT3 R to the race win but not without constant pressure from Schein. The victories added to Sofronas' lead in the GTA point standings but Schein continues to threaten in the No. 16 Wright Motorsports 911 GT3 R.

Long remains atop the PWC Overall Drivers' Championship standings after nearest rival Parente won both 50-minute rounds at Mid-Ohio. The next two race weekends of PWC - held at Utah Motorsport Campus (August 11 - 13) and the Circuit of the Americas (September 1 - 3) - will be rounds of the SprintX Championship - 60-minute races with a two-driver format. These events will decide not only the SprintX titles but count toward the overall championship before the final two rounds of the 2017 GT season is held at Sonoma Raceway on September 15 - 17.

Patrick Long, Driver, No. 58 Porsche Consulting Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

“Alvaro and his team have been on it all weekend so credit goes to them. They're very good on the long run and the first couple of laps building pressure. With that, Alvaro had a great run coming out of the "Carousel" [turn] and it didn't bode well for me to drive him to the wall since we have a mutual respect. Again, he was the car to beat this weekend. It's a special race for Wright Motorsports since it's a home event, so for them to get us on the podium, it still feels pretty good. Usually second, quite frankly, sucks but today we'll take it. The competition in PWC since I first sampled this series back in 2006 has just gone upward. I think the competition level is high when you have factory drivers from GM, McLaren, and Porsche so it's a pretty proud moment for me.”

Alec Udell, Driver, No. 17 Euroworld Motorsports by GMG Porsche 911 GT3 R.

“I've raced a lot here in the past so it's good to have an understanding of the start. The middle lane opened up and I was able to get a good run down and a good draft into turn four. I was fortunate enough that the door was open and as a racing driver you have to go for every gap you see and try to not make too much of a mess there. Ever since I was a little kid I've always wanted to make it in racing and looked up to Patrick (Long) as a kid. And he's been a true role model that I wanted to be when I grew up so when I go racing with these guys toe-to-toe, it's something that I can look back on and say to myself that I think I've done pretty well in racing.”

James Sofronas, Driver, No. 14 GMG Porsche 911 GT3 R.

“It was an awesome run today. Mike (Schein) drove so clean. He pushed me again. I had to give it all I had. It was a great race and a great GMG team effort. I knew where I could hold off Mike and I was pacing myself. It was basically time to put it down but I couldn't leave Mike. So, I just thought to myself to be smart and not make any mistakes.”

WeatherTech Porsche. Veteran Team Returns to 911 GT3 R for Home Race.

WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Illinois) and Gunnar Jeannette (Salt Lake City, Utah) will be driving the team's Porsche 911 GT3 R in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, Aug. 3-6. The change was announced on July 28.

WeatherTech Racing has a rich history with Porsche and still has the 911 GT3 R they campaigned the last two years. Road America is the nearest IMSA circuit to WeatherTech Racing as well as the WeatherTech corporate office making this a home race for the well-recognized manufacturer of car floor mats and other automotive enhancement products.

Gunnar Jeanette, Driver, No. 50 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.

“Since we still have a Porsche 911 GT3 R ready to go we thought what the heck, let's run it at Road America and see where we stand. Porsche has been very supportive in helping us get everything back up and running for next weekend and it will be a nice homecoming for Cooper and myself to drive a Porsche in IMSA again. We already have one podium this year in a Porsche over at the Tour Auto in France and hope to get a second at WeatherTech's home race!”

Monterey Trophy Appearance. Season-High Entry for Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA.

It was another great outing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Series over the weekend. With 37 Porsche machines doing battle at the northern Californian circuit in Round 4 of the 2017 Championship, it was the largest field of the season so far for the Competent Motorsport-run championship.

The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Series is made up of three categories of Porsche racing cars. The Diamond class utilizes 911 GT3 Cup cars ranging from 2014 to 2017 model years. The Platinum category in the west coast-focused series campaigns the previous generation 911 GT3 Cup cars, years 2010 - 2013. 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports were introduced last year as the Silver Class.

2016 Silver Class Champion Kevin Woods returned to the series for the first time this year - running the No. 94 Warriors on Track Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for TruSpeed Autosport in the Diamond category. He drove straight to Victory Lane on Saturday and followed that up with a runner-up finish in Sunday's race which saw all green flag running.

2010 & 2011 996 Champion Doug Baron returned to the series for the first time in four years and once again found himself in Victory Lane after a dominating run in the Diamond Masters category.

Ray Shahi earned his seventh consecutive victory in the Platinum class on Saturday, but his TruSpeed Autosport teammate Larry Schnur knocked him off of his winning streak by taking the win in Sunday's race.

Sean McAlister and Jeff Kearl are the two to watch in the Silver class with the two delivering near equal lap times every time out. This weekend is was Kearl who took the victory in Race 1, while McAlister took the top spot in Race 2.

Silver Masters championship leader Steve Goldman continued took victory in Race 2 to edge out Race 1 winner Martin Brauns on Sunday in the one-make Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport class.

The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Series will return to race action in two weeks at Utah Motorsports Campus as part of the Pirelli World Challenge event.

Porsche Entries at Road America.

A total of 31 Porsche Motorsport-built racecars across three series: the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge are racing at Road America this weekend and the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Total Car Count: Six (6) Porsche entries will be competing in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship at the Continental Road Race Showcase at Road America.

GTLM Class - Two (2) Porsche 911 RSR.
No. 911 Porsche GT Team Patrick Pilet (France)/Dirk Werner (Germany)
No. 912 Porsche GT Team Gianmaria Bruni (Italy)/Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium)
 
GTD Class - Four (4) Porsche 911 GT3 R.
No. 28 Alegra Motorsports Daniel Morad (Canada)
No. 50 WeatherTech Racing Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Illinois)/ Gunnar Jeanette (Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 54 CORE autosport Jon Bennett (Charlotte, North Carolina)/ Colin Braun (Harrisburg, North Carolina)
No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Jörg Bergmeister (Germany)/ Patrick Lindsey (Santa Barbara, California)
 
IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Total Car Count: Four (4) Porsche Motorsport-produced entries will be competing in the Road America 120.
 
All - Four (4)
GT4 Spec - One (1) Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Grandfathered GS Spec - Three (3) Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
No. 4 Team TGM

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Guy Cosmo (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)/ Hugh Plumb (Unionville, Pennsylvania)
No. 12 Bodymotion Racing

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Cameron Cassels (Canada)/ Trent Hindman (Wayside, New Jersey)
No. 33 CJ Wilson Racing

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Till Bechtolsheimer (New York City, New York)/ Marc Miller (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
No. 35 CJ Wilson Racing

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Russell Ward (Seabrook, Texas)/ Damien Faulkner (Ireland)


IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama.

A total car count of 21 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will compete in the two rounds of the United State's one-make Porsche series at Road America. 13 of the cars are 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars and comprise the Platinum class. The Gold class utilizes model year 2014 - 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. Eight Gold entries are entered for the 45-minute races.

Additionally, a third race, a makeup event for the first round at Watkins Glen which was canceled earlier this season will be raced at 9:55 ET on Friday, August 4.

The full GT3 Cup Challenge USA entry list can be found here:

https://porschegt3cupusa.imsa.com/sites/default/files/event-weekends/2017/emedit_event_weekend/em_continental_tire_road_race_showcase/2017_porschecupusa_roadamerica_preevent_entrylist.pdf
Where to Watch:
 
All IMSA Series information, audio and live timing and scoring for each on-track session is additionally available on the IMSA App
 
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Channel/Web Address
Qualifying Broadcast IMSA.tv and IMSA App
Saturday. August 5
1:25 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. ET
Race Broadcast. Live
Sunday, August 6
2:25 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ET IMSA.tv and IMSA App
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET FS1
 
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Live Qualifying Streaming IMSA.tv and IMSA App
Friday, August 5
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET
Live Race Video Streaming IMSA.tv and IMSA App
Saturday, August 6
5:20 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET
Television Broadcast FS1
Sunday, August 13
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Audio Streaming IMSA.tv and IMSA App
 
Live Timing and Scoring IMSA.tv and IMSA App


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Future Porsche Events.

Pirelli World Challenge - Sprint - GT/GTA and GT4/GTS

Event: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah, Utah Motorsports Campus
Dateline: Tooele, Utah
Date: Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13
Track Length: 3.048-miles, 24-turns
Race Duration: SprintX, GT/GTA. Two, 60-minute races
  SprintX, GT4/GTS. Two, 60-minute races
  Sprint, GT4/GTS. Two, 50-minute races
Class: GT-X (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
  GTC-X (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup)
  GTS-X (Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR)
Round: SprintX GT-X. Rounds 7 and 8 of 10
  SprintX GTC-X. Rounds 7 and 8 of 10
  SprinxX GTS-X. Rounds 7 and 8 of 10
  Sprint GT4/GTS. Rounds 13 and 14 of 18
Next Round: PWC Grand Prix of Texas, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, September 1 -3, 2017
 

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Event: Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, VIRginia International Raceway
Dateline: Alton, Virginia
Date: Sunday, August 27
Track Length: 3.27-miles, 17-turn
Race Duration: 2-Hours, 40-Minutes
Class: GTLM (Porsche 911 RSR)
  GTD (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Round: GTLM. 9 of 11
  GTD. 10 of 12
Next Round: Continental Monterey Grand Prix, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, September 22 - 24, 2017
 

IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

Event: Biscuitville Grand Prix, VIRginia International Raceway
Dateline: Alton, Virginia
Date: Sunday, August 26
Track Length: 3.27-miles, 17-turn
Race Duration: 2-Hours
Class: GT4/GS (Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport)
Round: GT4/GS. 8 of 10
Next Round: Continental Monterey Grand Prix, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, September 22 - 24, 2017
 

IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama

Event: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, Road America
Dateline: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Date: Race 1. Saturday, August 6
  Race 2. Sunday, August 7
Track Length: 4.048-miles, 14-turn
Race Duration: Two, 45-minute races
Class: Platinum (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, MY 2017)
  Gold (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, MY 2014-2016)
Round: USA. 9 and 10 of 14
Next Round: VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia, August 25 - 26, 2017


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