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New Porsche consumer groups safe in certifying at Atlanta Road

The Porsche 911 GT3 R of client group Pfaff Motorsports starts the last race of the 2022 season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from seventh location in the GTD-Pro class. Factory driver Felipe Nasr did not run the risk of the security of time on the Road to Atlanta to safeguard the vehicle. The objective: to win all the titles in the ten-hour race on Saturday.


The Porsche Pfaff Motorsports client group prevented any risk in the last certifying round for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. At the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 R at the well-known Lumberjack devices maker, Brazilian works driver Felipe Nasr finished 7 laps just on the 4.088 km long Atlanta Road. The factor: Pfaff Motorsports simply needs to cross the beginning line in Saturday’s race to make adequate indicate win the driver, group and producer titles in the GTD Pro class. In what is referred to as “Petit Le Mans” over 10 hours, Nasr shares the number 9 with fellow works chauffeurs and routine Pfaff chauffeurs Matt Campbell (Australia) and Mathieu Jaminet (France).

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In the GTD class, the Wright Motorsport group protected a strong grid position. In this classification, novices and experts share a racing vehicle. Zacharie Robichon completed ninth in the No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R. Along with colleagues Jan Heylen (Belgium) and Ryan Hardwick (USA), the Canadian still has a possibility to win the title. The likewise developed cars and truck by the Hardpoint group will begin the last race of the 2022 season from 13 th. American duo Rob Ferriol and Nick Boulle share beginning number 99 with British driver Katherine Legge.

” The certifying outcomes did not fulfill our expectations,” describes Sebastian Golz, Project Manager of the Porsche 911 GT3 R. “But we understand that we will be strong in the lasts of the race, specifically in the dark and when the temperature level is cold. Now we are looking forward and focus on race efficiency.” “Petit Le Mans” will begin on Saturday, October 1, at 10: 40 am regional time (4: 40 pm CEST).

GTD client groups Wright Motorsport and Hardpoint in the midfield
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Drivers’ discuss certifying

Felipe Nasr (Porsche 911 GT3 R # 9): “The timing was everything about getting the tires to the greatest operating temperature level. I have actually never ever handled to do this on the front and rear axles at the very same time. Regardless, we have a long race ahead of us on Saturday and I am not stressed that the Porsche 911 Our GT3 R will be really competitive over the range. I’m quite sure that today’s certifying outcomes are no sign of what our vehicle will have the ability to perform in the race.”

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Zacharie Robichon (Porsche 911 GT3 R #16): “I attempted whatever and possibly I was too aggressive sometimes. I slipped up in a couple of laps. I do not believe that all of a sudden I might go one 2nd quicker. That was simply not in the world of possibility. We will be quicker in the race– that was the exact same with the automobile la Pfaff in 2015. We definitely weren’t amongst the fastest at the time, however we still completed second. That reveals: With a vehicle that’s simple to drive, whatever is still possible here.

Nick Boulle (Porsche 911 GT3 R #99): “ The entire weekend has actually been a knowing procedure for me up until now. Today we fixed our cars and truck once again. Now I feel great at the wheel. Thinking about a ten-hour race, that’s more crucial than a quick certifying rate. Possibly a little rain will assist us on race day. Of all, it’s essential to get through the very first couple of hours untouched.”

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Qualifying outcomes

GTD Pro Class:

1. Hawksworth/Barnicoat/Kirkwood (UK/UK/USA), Lexus RC F GT3 #14, 1: 18.835 minutes

2. Gunn/Riberas/Gamble (England/E/UK), Aston Martin Vantage GT3 #23, 1: 19.043 minutes

3. Serra/Rigon/Calado (BR/I/UK), Ferrari 488 GT3 #62, 1: 19.266 minutes

7. Campbell/Jaminet/Nasr (AUS/F/BR), Porsche 911 GT3 R # 9, 1: 19.942 minutes

GTD class:

1. Sellers/Snow/Johansson (USA/USA/S), BMW M4 GT3 # 1, 1: 19.118 minutes

2. Megenis/Lewis/Westphal (USA/USA/USA), Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #39, 1: 19.506 minutes

3. Conwright/Holzer/Yount (USA/D/USA), Lamborghini Huracan GT3 #42, 1: 19.522 minutes

9. Hardwick/Heylen/Robichon (USA/B/CDN), Porsche 911 GT3 R #16, 1: 20.025 minutes

13 Ferriol/Legge/Boulle (USA/UK/USA), Porsche 911 GT3 R #99, 1: 21.470 minutes

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