The No. 89 WeatherTech Porsche 911 RSR can’t catch a break this year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not only are they short a driver after Cooper MacNeil became too sick to race, but Marc Miller just spun off into the wall.
Let’s settle in for a relaxing Spa weekend. It’s time for the World Endurance Championship to have its dress rehearsal for Le Mans: the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Here’s the Porsche 911 RSR of Abu Dhabi Proton Racing tackling Spa’s iconic big hill which gets mistakenly called Eau Rouge, but is actually Raidillon.
Sometimes a racer tries a move that just makes you shake your head and go “nah.” Nah, man. Naaaaaah. Today, it happened in the last five minutes of the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Long Beach. What on earth was this Porsche driver thinking?
In honor of the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship’s return to the track after over a month off, now is as good of a time as ever for some Rolex 24 Hours appreciation. The series met a downpour at Sebring International Raceway this weekend, but let’s reminisce in the times of better weather and longer racing.
[Winter sucks. Why not watch Porsches race through the palms of Bahrain instead? Here’s the No. 91 Porsche Team Manthey and No. 77 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche 911s at the World Endurance Championship season finale this year. Is the offseason over yet? Photo credit: Porsche]
This man — Fan Man — has the most important job in racing right now. It’s hot and humid as balls outside at this test day, and all I’m doing is walking around grabbing some photos. Inside a car probably feels like a sauna when the car is off.
We’ve had a lot of posts on Monterey Car Week, but far too few on the really great stuff. By “really great stuff,” my admittedly biased words mean “Porsches racing.” Here’s a great video from Racer that shows what happens when you stick factory driver Patrick Long in a 911 that’s underpowered for its class.
Today’s United SportsCar race at Road America was insanity from start to finish, but one lap stood heads, tails and balls above the rest: the last one. Jörg Bergmeister and Pierre Kaffer were side-by-side battling for second place, and the PC leader disappeared from TV while the guy who was second took the win.
In his first qualifying run ever as a Porsche works driver, Earl Bamber just smashed the GTLM-class pole position record at Road America. Bamber scored a lightning quick lap time of 2:02.384 around the 4.048-mile track.
Porsche’s current livery reminds me just a bit of the Space Shuttle: all whites, blacks and greys. Unfortunately, the Space Shuttle can pull off big fiery rockets in the back, and a terrestrial Porsche 911 RSR cannot.
Behold the ultimate Lego kit: half of a Porsche 911 RSR! Over 380,000 bricks went into making half of this car, and it’s one of the most detailed and wonderful Lego builds yet.
Bryan Sellers is one of the three drivers in the Team Falken Porsche 911 RSR this weekend at the 12 Hours of Sebring, sharing a car with Wolf Henzler and Patrick Long. He's also here to answer any questions you'd like about the car,
I seem to recall posting something about how amusingly aggressive the CORE Autosport/Porsche works team's 911 RSR drivers were at this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona. Well, they just took each other out.
Today's 12 Hours of Sebring wasn't without its share of problems, but once the yellow-that-would-never-end finally ended it was down to a mixture of skill, pit strategy, and luck, with no one benefitting more from all three than the Porsche North America 911 RSR. Watch the moment surrounding one of those stops in one…
Spectators in the Porsche suite above Team Manthey's 991 911 RSR got an extra show along with the World Endurance Championship race at Circuit of the Americas this weekend.