Driv­ing seat for suc­cess

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - READ - Tel: 5555 7911 porschegold­coast.com.au

THERE will be a Porsche Motorsport Open Day at Porsche Cen­tre Gold Coast next month.

Dealer prin­ci­pal Damien Hol­ley said if peo­ple would like to join Porsche Cen­tre Gold Coast at 1 Harvest Court, South­port, for the spe­cial day on Satur­day, Septem­ber 19, they should con­tact the busi­ness.

Porsche Cen­tre Gold Coast staff have re­cently been cele- brat­ing the Porsche per­for­mance at the Le Mans 24 Hours event.

The trio of New Zealand’s Earl Bam­ber, Ger­many’s Nico Hülken­berg and Great Bri­tain’s Nick Tandy took the 17th over­all vic­tory for Porsche at Le Mans.

They were fol­lowed across the line by the sis­ter car of Timo Bern­hard, Ger­many; Bren­don Hart­ley, New Zealand and Mark Web­ber, Aus­tralia.

This made it the fourth one-two re­sult for the brand af­ter achiev­ing this in 1971, 1987 and 1998. The win­ning team com­pleted 395 laps - 5382km - and this year’s race was only two laps short of the long­est dis­tance cov­ered in Le Mans back in 2010.

The av­er­age speed of the win­ning Porsche 919 Hy­brid was 224.2km/h and the high­est top speed of a Porsche 919 Hy­brid in the race was 340.2km/h and done by the Aus­tralian driver.

The head count for the Porsche team’s op­er­a­tional crew was 120 peo­ple and the long­est dis­tance cov­ered with one set of tyres was 54 laps for all three cars.

Also, the fastest pit stop, in­clud­ing a tyre and driver change, by the Porsche team was 1 minute 13.9 sec­onds and the fastest stop for re­fu­elling was done in 51.3 sec­onds.

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