Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser: "That was a tremendous effort from the whole team"

Porsche North America took a sensational GTLM podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, round four of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The Stuttgart based brand had a very frustrating qualifying session on Saturday, but was able to bounce back and improve on race day. The #912 Porsche 911 RSR driven by Earl Bamber and Frederic Makowiecki ended the two-hour sprint event in third place in class.

Head of Porsche Motorsport, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser was more than delighted by the team's performances and results at Laguna Seca.

What an absolute thriller! Pit stops, tyre strategy, fuel poker – we did everything right today. Even the high temperatures helped us.

This has earned us some critical points towards the championship. That was a tremendous effort from the whole team. The drivers were sensational in implementing the strategies. Considering the conditions that we faced here initially, this is a perfect result.

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