North American Endurance Cup in sight for Porsche GT Team’s 911 RSR

Nick Tandy (911 RSR #911): “Petit Le Mans is one of my favourite racetracks. By returning to the fascinating Road Atlanta circuit with the new 911 RSR, a big wish of mine is fulfilled. After all, I witnessed the first development phase of the car first-hand. I won Petit Le Mans in 2013 and 2015. It’s been two years now – so it’s time for my third win. If winning would give Porsche the North American Endurance Cup, then that would make it all the more special and a great triumph.”
Laurens Vanthoor (911 RSR #912): “My first time at Road Atlanta was when we tested there several weeks ago. I think it’s one of the most beautiful racetracks in America. The main goal for Porsche at this final round is to win the North American Endurance Cup. The entire team will focus completely on achieving this.”
Gianmaria Bruni (911 RSR #912): “I’m looking forward to my first Petit Le Mans race with Porsche. Road Atlanta is a very challenging racetrack. We’ve gone testing there and we saw that it suits our new 911 RSR very well. For Porsche, the season finale is about claiming the North American Endurance Cup. To win this would be a great achievement. I hope that we can play our part in contributing to this success.”
Earl Bamber (911 RSR #912): “Contesting Petit Le Mans with the new 911 RSR is a great challenge. I was involved in its basic development and got the chance to test the car recently at Road Atlanta – it was an impressive experience. I’m looking forward to working with the team – I’ve enjoyed a good and successful time with them. It would be wonderful if we could assist Porsche in bringing home the North American Endurance Cup again.”

Porsche 911 GT3 R, Park Place Motorsports (73): Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey
Porsche 911 GT3 R, Park Place Motorsports (73): Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey

Michael Christensen (911 GT3 R #28): “Petit Le Mans is always spectacular. I’m pleased to be able to compete there in Alegra Motorsports’ 911 GT3 R. I won the season-opener at Daytona with this team. The squad is young and very ambitious, so it’s huge fun to work with these guys. They’re all super keen to show what they can do at this last race of the season.”
Patrick Long (911 GT3 R #50): “A ten-hour race on such a great track like Road Atlanta is always a very special challenge for the drivers and teams. At the start shortly before midday it’s usually very warm, and after dark it gets noticeably cooler. This change in temperature makes the tyre choice even more difficult. I’m driving the 911 GT3 for the WeatherTech Racing squad for the first time and obviously I’m hoping that I can contribute to a successful conclusion to the season for the team.”
Jörg Bergmeister (911 GT3 R #73): “Petit Le Mans as the season-finale is another real highlight. Despite the enormous challenges, it’s a race we all look forward to. We had a good year with our 911 GT3 R and won the race at Lime Rock. At Road Atlanta we’ll do our very best to ensure it isn’t the only victory.”