First time for Laurens Vanthoor in Long Beach


Laurens Vanthoor will be heading to Long Beach, this upcoming weekend. The world-famous California street circuit will play host to the third round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

This will be the first time for the Belgian ace in Long Beach, however he is very experienced with temporary street circuits. In 2013, he won the Baku World Challenge in FIA GT Series and last year he clinched the demanding FIA GT World Cup trophy at Macau, both events at the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS.

At Long Beach, Laurens Vanthoor will be sharing the Porsche GT Team-run #912 Porsche 911 RSR with co-driver Kevin Estre and will be eager to perform well in the competitive GTLMS class in one of the most beautiful and popular events of the season.

I like racing on street circuits. I’m not yet familiar with Long Beach. The fact that we drive with the equally as popular IndyCar series on the same weekend will undoubtedly make Long Beach a highlight of the season.”

Photo: Porsche