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Porsche driver quotes ahead of Lime Rock race

Porsche driver quotes ahead of Lime Rock race

17.07.2019: Patrick Pilet (Porsche 911 RSR #911): ďI really enjoy racing at Lime Rock; thereís always plenty of action on the short circuit. The course suits our Porsche 911 RSR with its relatively s

Patrick Pilet (Porsche 911 RSR #911): “I really enjoy racing at Lime Rock; there’s always plenty of action on the short circuit. The course suits our Porsche 911 RSR with its relatively short wheelbase.



We’ll definitely be competitive there. For me personally, I’d like to reclaim the lead of the drivers’ championship with my teammate Nick. The duel against our works colleagues in the 912 car has been great fun.”

 

 

 

Nick Tandy (Porsche 911 RSR #911): “This is the first race of the season where only GT vehicles compete. Most of all, this changes the traffic situation on the short track, because you don’t constantly get prototypes looming in your rear-view mirror.



Overtaking on this flowing, twisty racetrack is very difficult. You have to keep a cool head and have lots of patience. It’s often very warm at Lime Rock at this time of the year. The many laps during a stint, the heavy traffic and the quirks of the track make this race physically exhausting.”




Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 RSR #912)
: “We’re heading to Lime Rock with five Porsche wins in a row. Our goal is to continue this winning streak. I really like Lime Rock Park, mainly because the fast times of around 50 seconds per lap make for spectacular racing.



We’ve always been strong there with our Porsche 911 RSR, and that’s not about to change this year.”



Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 RSR #912):
“At Lime Rock, we’re finally in the limelight with our GT cars. Even though the prototypes don’t contest round seven of the season, there’ll be plenty of action on the track. The course is really narrow and very fast. That means we’ll encounter a lot of traffic out there over the entire distance. Still, this makes it gripping and spectacular but at the same time tricky.



Porsche has always performed strongly at Lime Rock. After our recent five successive wins, we’re feeling very optimistic but also totally focused.


Our great run can only continue if we make the absolute best out of the possibilities once again in the upcoming race. We want to stay at the lead.”




Patrick Long (Porsche 911 GT3 R #73)
: “Lime Rock Park has a very special atmosphere every year. The short course has a lot of tradition and is always good for exciting and action-packed motor racing. Last year at Lime Rock we were on pole position. Unfortunately, the race didn’t turn out quite so well for us at that time. That should be different this year.”




Matt Campbell (Porsche 911 GT3 R #91)
: “This year I’m contesting numerous Blancpain GT World Challenge America races with Anthony Imperato and Wright Motorsports. I know my teammate and the squad well, and our teamwork is fantastic. I’m very much looking forward to our first IMSA race together. I’ve heard a lot about the Lime Rock racetrack. I can hardly wait to go racing there.”






Oliver Hilger- photos Porsche



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