The front-runners in the GTLM class at the 24 Hours of Daytona are still running in tight formation, with both Porsche 911 RSR fielded by the Porsche North America works team swapping the lead with the factory-run cars from BMW, Corvette and Ferrari. Both racing 911 from Weissach have come through the night without problems and have secured a good position for the final phase of the long distance classic in Florida.
With six hours to the flag, the best-placed new 911 GT3 R in the GTD class, which makes it race debut at Daytona mounted with the new ultra modern four-litre flat-six with direct fuel injection, is on course for a podium result.
(With one hour remaining the #912 Porsche 911 RSR with Kiwi Earl Bamber at the wheel currently leads the GTLM class)
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport: “Our 911 RSR are running without problems. The drivers are very happy with the handling. In the GTLM class seven vehicles are within the same lap, which makes things extremely exciting. We’ll do everything we can.”
Michael Christensen (911 RSR # 912): “Our 911 RSR runs like clockwork. During the night we kept out of any trouble and always made sure that we stayed in the leading lap. It’s vital that we have a car that works perfectly for the sprint at the end.”