Porsche driver quotes ahead of Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen

Porsche driver quotes ahead of Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen

26.06.2019: Patrick Pilet (Porsche 911 RSR #911): ďThe Porsche 911 RSR has always been fast on the spectacular Watkins Glen circuit. Last year we led the race for a long period of time and ultimately finished on the podium. We still havenít won there yet. Thatís exac


Patrick Pilet (Porsche 911 RSR #911)
: “The Porsche 911 RSR has always been fast on the spectacular Watkins Glen circuit. Last year we led the race for a long period of time and ultimately finished on the podium.


We still haven’t won there yet. That’s exactly what we want to do this time and thus continue Porsche’s series of successes in North America this year.”







Nick Tandy (Porsche 911 RSR #911):
“The race is six hours long and the heat is often a determining factor. On top of this, the circuit features many sweeping, fast corners. That makes it very strenuous for us drivers – but at the same time really fun.



In my view, the fact that this race is longer than most of the others on the IMSA calendar gives us an advantage. The pit crew plays an even more important role when it comes to the pit stops and strategy. We’re particularly good in both of these disciplines.”





Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 RSR #912):
“The IMSA season now enters the decisive phase. We now have a lot of races coming one after the other in short succession. We are determined to hold on to our championship lead. Laurens and I have recently enjoyed a really good run.



We want to continue this at Watkins Glen. The track there is incredibly fast and a great challenge for drivers. I’m certain that we’ll be strong there with our Porsche 911 RSR.”


 

 

 

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 RSR #912): “After our campaign at the 24-hour races at Le Mans and the Nürburgring we’re returning to our day-to-day job in the IMSA series.

 

 

I’m really looking forward to it. We’re leading the championship and we don’t want to lose that position. Watkins Glen has a lot of fast corners – which is great fun for all of us drivers.”




Lars Kern (Porsche 911 GT3 R #9): “
This’ll be my third race for Pfaff Motorsports. The team has done a tremendous job over the last months, but we’re still not getting the results. That should change at Watkins Glen. We went testing on the fast circuit and have prepared ourselves perfectly. I really like this traditional course. I can hardly wait to contest my first race there.”





Patrick Long (Porsche 911 GT3 R #73):
“I’m really looking forward to sharing a car with the newly-crowned Le Mans class winner Patrick Lindsey and Nicholas Boulle. The six-hour race at Watkins Glen has changed a lot over the years. It used to be a long-distance race, now it’s an all-out sprint. It’s really exhausting and pushes drivers and teams to their limits.”




Dirk Werner (Porsche 911 GT3 R #540): “
The intense stage of the season continues without pause. The Watkins Glen race will be my sixth in just eight weeks. I’m thrilled that Tim Pappas has made it possible for his team and us drivers to take part in a great race such as Watkins Glen. I think we have good chances of claiming a podium spot there.”






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