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Porsche AG Team Manthey qualifying from Spa-Francorchamps

Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Pilet and Timo Bernhard will start sixth in the no91 Porsche 991 911 RSR in GTE-Pro class © Loek Pictures |

Porsche works pilots Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Pilet planted their Porsche 911 RSR on the sixth grid spot in the GTE-Pro class. For Saturday’s race, they share the cockpit of the no91 car with Timo Bernhard. Their works driver colleagues Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas take up the race one position behind them. The third driver in the 470 hp no92 GT racer is Richard Lietz. Continue reading ‘Porsche AG Team Manthey qualifying from Spa-Francorchamps’

OFFICIAL: 2013 Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes Sebring test

OFFICIAL: 2013 Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes Sebring test

The internet was a buzz with Porsche testing at Sebring today. Earlier, we brought you the exclusive shots from the track. While it was rumored that Porsche might be testing the newest 911 member, it was never really known. Porsche has now come out with an official release and confirmed some of our earlier statements. Porsche AG Team Manthey will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA WEC Series. Richard Lietz and Patrick Pilet shared driving duties today. Continue reading ‘OFFICIAL: 2013 Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes Sebring test’

Porsche fields four 911 RSR’s for WEC 2013

2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, 2nd placed IMSA Performance Matmut: Anthony Pons, Raymond Narac, Nicolas Armindo

Porsche AG fields two new 911 RSR based on the 991 model generation at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and in the World Endurance Championship. Entry for the newly developed vehicles sporting the starting numbers 91 and 92 was confirmed for the GTE class by the organizers ACO and FIA today in Paris. The factory squad “Porsche AG Team Manthey” will run both 911 RSR race cars. Continue reading ‘Porsche fields four 911 RSR’s for WEC 2013′

Nick Tandy signed as the tenth Porsche works driver

Porsche works drivers: Jorg Bergmeister, Patrick Long, Timo Bernhard, Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet, Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas, Marco Holzer, Wolf Henzler

Nick Tandy wins a contract as a Porsche works driver. The 28-year-old from Great Britain is now the tenth of the by now nine-member driver squad with Joerg Bergmeister, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Wolf Henzler, Marco Holzer, Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz, Patrick Long and Patrick Pilet. With his inclusion in the factory team, this marks the pinnacle of Tandy’s racing career for the time being. Continue reading ‘Nick Tandy signed as the tenth Porsche works driver’

Porsche drivers for 2013 motorsport season

Alexandre Imperatori, Michael Meadows, Edoardo Piscopo, Johan Kristoffersson, Come Ledogar, Jean-Karl Vernay, Kyle Marcelli, Andre Heimgartner, Ryo Hirakawa (l-r), International Scholarship, Vallelunga

The customer sport model 911 GT3 R celebrated 41 wins from 131 starts in a range of GT3 racing series worldwide. For the 2013 season Porsche offers teams an upgrade package which will position the GT3 R even better in the performance window as defined by the FIA. Continue reading ‘Porsche drivers for 2013 motorsport season’

Flying Lizards travel with momentum for Road America battle

no45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Long © 2012 Darren Pierson/DPerceptions

The Lizards picked up some much-needed season momentum with a second-place finish at the most recent ALMS race at Mid-Ohio August 4th. Bergmeister and Long are now fifth in the 2012 ALMS GT drivers’ championship with 55 points. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner of the No. 4 Corvette lead with 93 points. The Lizards are fourth in the team championship with 66 points; Corvette Racing leads with 114 points. There are 88 points possible left in the season. Continue reading ‘Flying Lizards travel with momentum for Road America battle’

Flying Lizards win GT at Lime Rock

Patrick Long and Joerg Bergmeister brought the No. 45 in for the GT win at today's Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park © 2012 Darren Pierson/DPerceptions

Patrick Long and Joerg Bergmeister brought the No. 45 in for the GT win at today’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. It’s the first win – and the first podium finish – for the Lizards this year. It’s the team’s fifth win at Lime Rock since 2004. Sister Porsche No. 44 finished ninth in class in the 2 hour and 45 minute race.

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Flying Lizard returns to Lime Rock Park this weekend

Last year saw a wet ALMS Lime Rock Park for the Flying Lizards no44

The Lizards are back in the U.S. for round four of the ALMS season, the 2012 Northeast Grand Prix, which gets the green flag this Saturday, July 7 at Lime Rock Park. The Lime Rock race follows closely on the heels of the 24 Heures du Mans, in which the Lizards finished fourth in GTE Am in the No. 79 Porsche (read the Le Mans race report). For this Saturday’s race, the driver lineup will be Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche and Seth Neiman and Marco Holzer in the No. 44.

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