After few minutes from now, at 3:30 p.m. ET, Porsche, after an outstanding qualifying performance in the Grand Touring[GT] class and GX class, is all prepared to compete in the the 24-hour Daytona Prototype class and Grand Touring class at the 51st ROLEX 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Today[i.e. January, 26th 2013]. The Porsche team has already set the standard in the qualifying round by grabbing top 1st four position in the GT class race and top 1st two position in the GX class race. The team comprising of (Christensen, M/Engelhart, C/Tandy, N/Willsey, L) of Konrad Motorsport/Orbit Porsche GT3 has exceptionally secured the 1st position in the Grand Touring class by taking a time of 1 minute 47.631 seconds, the other team comprising of (Armindo, N/Lally, A/Lietz, R/Potter, J) of Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 has nicely grabbed the 2nd position in GT by taking a time of 1 minute 47.828 seconds, the 3rd team from Porsche is comprised of (Cisneros, H/Edwards, S/Giermaziak, K/Pilet, P) of MOMO/NGT Motorsport Porsche GT3 has qualified for the 3rd position in GT by taking a time of 1 minute 48.007 seconds, finally the 4th team from Porsche which is consist of (Graeff, D/Hart, J/Lindsey, P/Long, P/Pumpelly, S) of Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 has secured the 4th position in GT by taking a time of 1 minute 48.137 seconds. There are more qualifier from Porsche in the Grand Touring class, which are collectively makes a count of almost half qualifiers from Porsche in the GT Touring class. In the GX class, out of 6 position, top 1st two position and 6th position are acquired by Porsche Team. Here, the team(Canache, N/Donohue, D/Lewis, S/Norman, J) of Napleton Racing Porsche Cayman has outstandingly secured the 1st position by taking a time of 1 minute 54.606 seconds while the team(Davis, L/Eversley, R/Foss, E/Mosing, J/Tecce, J) of BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman has nicely grabbed the 2nd position by taking a time of 1 minute 58.221 seconds.
Auto Press Release 2013 Eight Porsche works driver contest sports car classic in Florida Stuttgart. Competing with a strong contingent, title defender Porsche tackles the 51 st running of the Daytona 24 hour race on 26 January. In the particularly competitive GT class, eight Porsche factory pilots and two Porsche juniors contest the race with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, amongst them last year’s winner Richard Lietz (Austria). With 22 overall and 73 class victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of this sports car classic, which lures the best pilots from many different worldwide racing series to Florida each year. The race Alongside the Le Mans 24 Hours, Daytona is the second great long distance classic. Taking their places on the winner’s list are legendary Porsche pilots like Hans Herrmann, Rolf Stommelen, Hurley Haywood and Bob Wollek as well as Formula 1 World Champions Phil Hill and Mario Andretti. The Daytona International Speedway is regarded as one of the most famous race tracks in the world. The 24 hour race is run on the 5.729 kilometre course configuration utilising the oval with its steeply banked corners and the infield. The Porsche drivers Driving the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, eight Porsche factory pilots compete for various teams in the best supported GT class: Title defender Richard Lietz (Magnus Racing), Joerg Bergmeister (Germany/TRG), Romain Dumas (France/TRG), Marc Lieb (Germany/Brumos Racing), Marco Holzer (Germany/Alex Job Racing), Patrick Pilet (France/MOMO/NGT Motorsport), Patrick Long (USA/Park Place Motorsports) as well as Britain’s Nick Tandy (Konrad Motorsport/Orbit), who contests his first race as a Porsche works driver. For the two Porsche juniors Michael Christensen (Denmark/Konrad Motorsport/Orbit) and Klaus Bachler (Austria/Snow Racing/Wright Motorsports) this marks their first ever 24 hour race of their careers. In the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, the pair gave convincing performances and this year will contest the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.