The last thing you want to happen in a two-hour, 40-minute race is to be robbed of a good finish at the last minute. Sadly for the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R—the only full-season 911 left in the GT Daytona class—they ran out of fuel on the last lap from second place today.
If you tune into the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race this weekend, you’ll notice only one Porsche 911 GT3 R in the GT Daytona class instead of the expected three. The Porsche GTD teams are fuming mad, including one owned by the founder of the series’ biggest sponsor.
It’s official: Flying Lizard Motorsports is back in a Porsche. This 911 GT3 R will compete in Pirelli World Challenge’s GTA class, per Sportscar365. Driver Andy Wilzoch has been running a Flying Lizard Porsche in club racing, but his move to PWC marks the Lizards’ first pro racing Porsche effort since 2013. It just…
After some issues with standing starts last year, Pirelli World Challenge moved to all rolling starts for its flagship GT/GTA/GT Cup run group. Unfortunately, even rolling starts go wrong sometimes, as Porsche factory driver Patrick Long found out during Race 2 of the series’ weekend at Circuit of the Americas.
Once you see the face in the Porsche 911 GT3-R, it cannot be unseen. It’s particularly noticeable on Michael Schein’s No. 16 Pirelli World Challenge car, as the entire “face” is one big expanse of red. It’s one big :D smiley in car form. This is the happiest race car known to mankind.
The No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 somehow got routed through the infield access roads to reach its own garage for service. Patrick Lindsey had to be push-started before heading in for repairs, at which point he battled several fans’ cars for position.
Race cars in the evening fog are magical. Here’s the Frikadelli Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R giving off an otherwordly glow during the Roar Before the Rolex 24.
Porsche has long had a model in between the one-make-series-special 911 GT3 Cup and the Le Mans destroying 911 RSR: the GT3 R. The new GT3 R will ensure that Porsche 911s stay ubiquitous in every sportscar race ever, around the world.
This is why we love Sabine Schmitz. She goes out in the Frikadelli Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 R on slicks as it's starting to drizzle, starts from the back of the grid and makes short work of passing through the entire field in two laps of the Nürburgring.
We're not going to tell you how it got there. We're not even going to tell you why it wasn't on the New York Auto Show floor. But we will tell you about the awesome techno-marvel that is its flywheel.
Stuttgart plans to bring a hybrid 911 racing car to both Geneva and the Nurburgring 24-hour race. The press release includes the line "the focus is not on... winning the race." What's wrong with this picture?
The main goal for the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R isn't more performance, it's drivability and "easier" handling, two thing the GT3 Cup S it replaces wasn't known for. Also, it's got a ginormous rear wing.