Quotes from Porsche North America drivers ahead of the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. The German brand will field two factory Porsche 911 RSR in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance event.
Patrick Pilet (911 RSR #911):
A year ago when Porsche clinched all GTLM-class championship titles we hadn’t won any races prior to Watkins Glen. This time we’re travelling there with the Long Beach win under our belts. Everything is running according to plan. In the rain race of 2015 I got away well and immediately took the lead. I’d also like to do this again this year – regardless of whether it’s wet or dry.”
Nick Tandy (911 RSR #911):
It’s great that the season continues at last for us in the USA after a two-month break. I love traditional racetracks like Watkins Glen. Legendary drivers like Jim Clark and Graham Hill have won Formula 1 races here. It’s also a great pleasure to drive our 911 RSR on this circuit.
Earl Bamber (911 RSR #912):
It bucketed down last year in Watkins Glen. That was a really crazy race. I got the chance to test on the new track surface recently. The grip is definitely better, and there are sure to be faster lap times in the race. Fans can look forward to some exciting duels.
Frédéric Makowiecki (911 RSR #912):
So far this season we’ve contested four races in the United States – and we finished three of them on third place. I think it’s time for the first victory. Our team used the Le Mans break to test on the Watkins Glen circuit. That was important because the track has been resurfaced. We’re heading into the race well prepared.