RSR finishes 2nd in maiden GT WEC championship
Lietz & Mackowiecki pilot mid-engined #91 car to runner-up spot
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.”