Porsche’s 911 RSRs head to Elkhart Lake
Sights are set on another podium finish at Road America
Round four of the IMSA SportsCar Championship arrives at Road America this weekend with Porsche the only manufacturer so far to have climbed the podium at every race this season.
Opened in 1955, the 6.5km circuit at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, remains the longest track on the IMSA SportsCar Championship calendar. Porsche last celebrated a one-two victory in the GTLM class at Road America in 2015.
The Porsche 911 RSR at round three, at Sebring
Works drivers and defending champions Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor once again share driving duties in the No. 912 car. The pair have scored second place at the first two rounds of the season in Daytona and a valuable third at Sebring to keep them just one point off the lead in the drivers’ championship.
Teammates Nick Tandy and Frédéric Makowiecki finished both the 24-hour race in January and the two hour 40 minute sprint in Daytona in July in third place, helping the Porsche GT team to second place in the overall classification.
“Road America has always been difficult turf for Porsche,” says Tandy. “Still, I think the experiences we’ve gained from our tests last year with the new 911 RSR will help. We have the speed and great teamwork. The car is very reliable, and that’s extremely important. It’s always great to race on a fast and flowing circuit like Road America. It’s like riding a rollercoaster.”
Round four of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road America starts tomorrow (Sunday, 2 August) at 23:05 local time (18:05 CEST). The race can be viewed outside the USA and Canada on www.imsa.com.