Published on September 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche 911 RSR Ready For Austin Win
Two Porsche 911 RSR have locked out the second grid row for today’s six-hour race in Austin, USA, the fourth round of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC. In a gripping qualifying on the Circuit of the Americas, the French Porsche works drivers Patrick Pilet and Frédéric Makowiecki posted the third quickest time in the GTE-Pro class under changeable weather conditions with light showers. This marks the first time the two are paired in the WEC. Their factory pilot colleagues Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) planted the second 911 RSR run by the Porsche Team Manthey on the fourth grid spot.
The Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC, which heads into the second half of the season on the Grand Prix circuit just outside the Texan city, takes real teamwork – and not just in the race. Two drivers must qualify each car for the race. The grid positions are determined by the average of the two fastest timed qualifying laps of each of these drivers.
Results will be published later tonight.