The final round of the World Endurance Championship has got off to the best possible start for Porsche as qualifying has yielded pole and second, with Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz first, and Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen lining up just behind. The Bahrain round was first contested on the 5.412km Bahrain GP circuit in 2012, and after missing out in the 2018/2019 Super Season, this demanding eight-hour endurance makes a welcome return to the calendar this weekend. High daytime temperatures and sand on the track make the race a huge challenge for teams, engineers and drivers.
“The last works outing of this year will be a big challenge,” says Pascal Zurlinden, Director Factory Motorsport. “The Bahrain circuit is physically demanding and tyre wear is extremely high. As always, we will prepare meticulously and systematically. Porsche has always been particularly strong over long distances – in terms of the car and driver performance as well as strategy. We want to underline this once again with the new Porsche 911 RSR at the eight-hour race in Bahrain.”
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