RSR fin­ishes 2nd in maiden GT WEC cham­pi­onship

Li­etz & Mack­owiecki pi­lot mid-en­gined #91 car to run­ner-up spot

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Weis­sach’s mid-en­gined 991 RSR has fin­ished its maiden WEC sea­son in sec­ond place in the highly com­pet­i­tive GT cat­e­gory. A fourth placed fin­ish in Bahrain for the #91 car se­cured sec­ond place over­all for the sea­son for Richard Li­etz and Fred­eric Mack­owiecki (left) de­spite nei­ther of the sis­ter RSRS man­ag­ing to record a sin­gle race vic­tory dur­ing 2017.

How­ever, a con­sis­tency in reach­ing the podium in GTE-PRO, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing the sec­ond half of the sea­son, has en­sured the all-new RSR has achieved over­all suc­cess in its de­but cam­paign. In­ci­den­tally, the #92 car of Kévin Estre and Michael Chris­tensen was on course to de­liver Weis­sach its maiden vic­tory for the RSR in Bahrain un­til a col­li­sion with a Toy­ota LMP1 shunted the 911 into re­tire­ment.

Dr. Frank-st­ef­fen Wal­liser, Vice Pres­i­dent of Motorsport and GT Cars, said at his post-race press con­fer­ence: “We were only nar­rowly beaten in the de­but sea­son of the 911 RSR. Like the last race of the sea­son, all the other races in the GTEPRO class were ex­tremely com­pet­i­tive. Spec­ta­tors were treated to truly spec­tac­u­lar rac­ing. In

2018 we’ll re­turn with the goal of win­ning the world cham­pi­onship.”

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