samedi 21 novembre 2015

Porsche wins Bahrain finale and clinches GTE manufacturers' title


Porsche dominated the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain. The Stuttgart based brand won the upper GTE-Pro class and performed very well in GTE-Am one.

Fans enjoyed great battles in the FIA WEC finale in all four classes. The Middle-Eastern endurance event was a true title decider in LMP1, LMP2, GTE-Pro and GTE-Am.

In GTE-Pro it was an all Porsche Team Mathey affair. The #92 Porsche 911 RSR took the class victory with Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki. The two French drivers were simply flying in today's six-hour race. They took the lead in the opening stages of the races and never been challenged after.

Second place in GTE-Pro went to AF Corse #51 Ferrari 458 Italia with Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander. The podium was completed by Aston Martin Racing with the #97 Aston Martin Vantage GTE drive by Darren Turner and Jonathan Adam.

Aston Martin Racing won the GTE-Am class. The winning #98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE was shared by Pedro Lamy, Matthias Lauda and Paul Dalla Lana. Porsche took positions two and three in class with customer team Proton Competition. The Abu Dhabi Proton Racing #88 Porsche 911 RSR was second ahead of the sister Dempsey Proton Racing #77 Porsche 911 RSR in thrid.

With today's results in Bharain Porsche won the 2015 FIA GTE manufacturers' title after thrilling battles with Ferrari all season long. Richard Lietz clinched the GTE-Pro drivers' title with Porsche Team Manthey. SMP Racing Ferrari drivers Victor Shaytar, Andrea Bertolini and Aleksey Basov won the GTE-Am title.

More to follow.