First two ti­tles se­cured for 991 RSR

Notable first sea­son suc­cess for mid-en­gined 911 racer in United States

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The fruits of Porsche’s ground-up re­build of its 911 race car are al­ready be­gin­ning to ap­pear af­ter the 991 RSR se­cured the pres­ti­gious North Amer­i­can En­durance Cup for Weis­sach.

In­cor­po­rat­ing the long-dis­tance clas­sics of Day­tona, Se­bring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans, the North Amer­i­can En­durance Cup sees man­u­fac­tur­ers’ GT cars put to the test, with over 52-hours of rac­ing across the United States. Porsche’s 510hp mid-en­gined RSR emerged vic­to­ri­ous in the GTLM class of the com­pe­ti­tion, with Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner also tak­ing the driv­ers’ ti­tles for Porsche.

The RSR’S two ti­tles were se­cured at the ten­hour Petit Le Mans race at road At­lanta, which saw LMP1 driv­ers Nick Tandy and Earl Bam­ber join the GT ros­ter for this spe­cial race that also brought an end to the 2017 IMSA Sports Car Cham­pi­onship. Tandy joined the #911 car of Werner and Pilet, which fin­ished sixth in the race, while the #912 sister car of Bam­ber, Lau­rens Vanthoor and Gian­maria Bruni placed fifth.

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