Porsche factory drivers Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen are having a mixed start of the season in FIA World Endurance Championship, always fast but really unlucky.
At Silverstone they were fast with their semi-works #77 Porsche 911 RSR from Dempsey Racing. They qualified in an excellent second for the British 6-hour event. On race day they were fast again before havinh a broken suspension which slowed them down.
At Spa-Francorchamps, Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen had a consistent race but weren't able to fight for the top spots in GTE-Pro. They ended the Belgian round in fourth place in class.
Now the two drivers are looking forward to the next round of the FIA WEC, the biggest one, Le Mans. A total of three Porsche 911 RSRs will be competing in GTE-Pro class.
As expected, it was a difficult race. The balance of our 911 RSR was better than in practice, but the warm weather didn’t play into our hands. We fought hard and did everything we could, but we still weren’t fast enough. Only as the temperature cooled towards the end the race did our performance improve a little. Fourth place, however, earns us important championship points. Now we’ll turn our whole attention to preparing for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
In the lead-up to Le Mans every race kilometre and every pit stop is important. That’s the positive outcome of a race in which unfortunately we weren’t able to yield what we had planned. It’s a pity for the team. They supported us so well with quick pit stops. Now we’re all working at high revs towards Le Mans.