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Porsche Clinches Multiple Manufacturer Championships and a GTLM Class Victory at Petit Le Mans
[Press release] On the shoulders of Team Falken Tire’s second-consecutive Petit Le Mans victory, Porsche secured multiple manufacturer championships at Road Atlanta in the inaugural season of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship. Using the seventh-generation Porsche 911 as its base, race versions of the iconic sports car won the GTLM Manufacturer Championship with the Porsche 911 RSR while the Porsche 911 GT America took the same honor in the GTD class. The factory team Porsche North America earned GTLM class pole position for Saturday’s race and finished second and fifth behind the privately entered Falken Tire 911 RSR in the 10-hour endurance classic.
The German marque added to its cadre of endurance accolades by earning the hard-fought Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Championship Manufacturer Trophy as well. Following victories in the first two endurance races of the season at the Daytona 24 Hours and the Twelve Hours of Sebring, Porsche entered the final round of the championship with a slight lead. After the No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR led the race at the four-hour mark, and the No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche was on point at eight-hours, the GT racing legend was able to lock the Manufacturer award even before the final checkered flag of the season fell.
The race victory and championships were a fitting tribute to longtime Porsche Motorsport head Hartmut Kristen. Kristen passed the baton of overseeing all of Porsche’s GT efforts to Dr. Frank Walliser on October 1.
Ferrari Secures N.A. Endurance Cup Manufacturer’s Championship
[Press release] Adding another motorsports milestone to it’s sports car racing history in North America, Ferrari secured the United Sportscar Championship’s North American Endurance Cup during Saturday’s Petit Le Mans.
The NAEC championship is made up of the combined 52 hours of racing at the Championship’s endurance contests at 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Six Hours at the Glen and Petit Le Mans with points scored at intervals of each of those races. Points scored by the no. 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia, which was victorious at Daytona and finished second at both Sebring and Watkins Glen, as well as the no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia, propeled Ferrari to the championship.
In the 2014 Championship, the Ferrari 458 captured five victories – two in the GT-LeMans class (Road America, Virginia International Raceway) and three in the GT-Daytona class (Daytona, Detroit, Indianapolis). The NAEC championship is the third major North American championship for the Ferrari 458 Italia after winning the 2012 and 2013 Roles Sports Car Series titles.
Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN - Nissan
Driven by Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell, & Filipe Albuquerque.
Image by Triceratop
Driving Nissan’s 750bhp Hybrid Le Mans Racer
Top Gear’s Ollie Marriage takes the fantastically shaped Nissan Zeod for a spin around the track. With its dart like design, this slinky little petrol-electric hybrid can reach speeds of up to 300 km/h (186mph).
12 Hours of Sebring
#33 Ben Keating in the Dodge Viper GT-D Class car catches fire in turn 6 at Gurney Bend.