Written by Porsche News Release Sunday, 13 September 2009 07:20
Porsche works drivers win championship
Stuttgart. After a dramatic finale of the Le Mans Series, works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) celebrated the first championship title win for Porsche this year. With a clear nine-point advantage, the two had taken up the race in Silverstone from pole position. But the fifth and last round of the season turned into a real thriller right to the flag. In the end, seventh position was enough for the top duo of the German Felbemayr Proton squad to secure the GT2 title. Works driver Patrick Pilet and Raymond Narac (both France, IMSA Performance Matmut team) rounded off the Porsche success by pocketing third place.
Written by Porsche News Release Saturday, 12 September 2009 11:24
Pole position for title favourites in Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
Stuttgart. Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) are just one point off winning the GT2 class title of the Le Mans Series. In a thrilling qualifying session, Lietz clinched pole position in the 911 GT3 RSR of the German Felbermayr-Proton team and, with this, extended the advantage of the top duo to nine points heading into the season's final 1,000 kilometre race. With a top time of 1:48.638 minutes on the 5.141 kilometre time-honoured circuit, the Austrian relegated their only remaining rival in the championship, the Ferrari F430 GT manned by Gianmaria Bruni and Robert Bell, to second on the grid by 0.192 seconds.