Driving seat for success
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.