The all-German contingent Jürgen Häring, Edward-Lewis Brauner and Wolfgang Triller resolved a deteriorate on second in a Am difficulty for gentlemen drivers with the patron competition racer from Weissach. In a Pro category, a Porsche works drivers Romain Dumas, Frédéric Makowiecki (both France) and Dirk Werner (Germany) achieved tenth altogether after a office competition by a margin over a whole three-hour duration.
A sum of 52 GT3 vehicles took adult a plea on a 4.655-kilometre circuit only outward Barcelona. Dumas, Makowiecki and Werner had to tackle a competition from 37th after several interruptions in subordinate hampered them from posting a improved grid position. Despite receiving a drive-through chastisement in a initial third of a race, a No. 911 took a dwindle in tenth place, violence 16 of a 24 rivals in a veteran class.
In a Am class, Häring, Brauner and Triller had started from a third grid spot. Triller, as final year’s B difficulty champion in a Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, changed into second place after a final array stop and, in annoy of a late reserve automobile phase, shielded his position to a flag. For Herberth Motorsport, this outlines a second lectern in a difficulty in this season’s Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. At a Silverstone competition in mid-May, a drivers clinched third with a No. 991 car.
Dumas, Makowiecki and Werner achieved tenth overall
Sebastian Golz (Project Manager 911 GT3 R): “We had a opening in a race. Frédéric, Dirk and Romain were means to finish their stints during a consistently high level. Tenth place is worthy in such a clever margin – generally deliberation a formidable qualifying. Second place for Herberth Motorsport in a Am difficulty is an glorious end to a season. As always, a group gathering a purify competition and kept a cold in a face of vigour from a rivals.”
Romain Dumas (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “We fought behind hard, though still it’s a empathize that we started from so distant down a grid. We simply miss tip speed, and that creates overtaking really formidable – it’s been like this a whole season. A good array stop plan and mistakes done by a opponents helped us to finish in a tip ten.”
Frédéric Makowiecki (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “It was good to plough my approach by a margin and a automobile felt good. But we didn’t come here to start so distant back. Had we not perceived a drive-through penalty, we would have been on 18th during a initial array stop. My section time underneath yellow was too fast, nonetheless we gathering most slower than common by a risk zone.”
Dirk Werner (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “Our Porsche rubbed well. Of march we benefited here and there from a counsel phases, though all in all a opening was strong. With a improved subordinate outcome and but a chastisement we would really have achieved more.”
Jürgen Häring (Porsche 911 GT3 R #991): “We’re gay with second place, generally after a bad fitness during a 24 Hours of Spa. Wolfgang gathering a illusory final stint. The late counsel proviso didn’t make it easy for him to urge a lectern spot.”
The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup is indifferent for competition cars that approve with FIA GT3 regulations. Storied racetracks, cost-effective conditions of appearance and equivalence in terms of record interjection to a Balance of Performance form a horizon of this customer-oriented championship. The deteriorate highlight, a 24 Hours of Spa, is also partial of a tellurian Intercontinental GT Challenge, in that Porsche teams contest with a 911 GT3 R. SRO Motorsports Group organises both series.