samedi 29 avril 2017

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser aims high at Spa-Francorchamps and Austin


Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, head of Porsche Motorsport is looking forward to next week's action in Belgium and United States. The Stuttgart-based brand will be running in two different series same time with the brand new Porsche 911 RSR.

The WEC team will be at Spa-Francorchamps, home to  the second round of the World Endurance Championship and will be competing in the GTE-Pro class.

The IMSA squad will be at the Circuit of the Americas for WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round four and will be racing in the GTLM division.


"Spa is the dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans" said Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser about the FIA WEC six-hour-event. "It’s one last test under racing conditions before the ultimate highlight of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC season."

"We’ll use the race on the challenging circuit in the Ardennes to prepare our new 911 RSR as well as us as a team in the best possible way for the very special challenges of Le Mans. We were able to take important insights back to Weissach from the season-opener in Silverstone and we would now like to turn these findings into an even better performance at Spa"


About the the IMSA round in Austin,  Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser added: "The Circuit of the Americas is a fantastic and very demanding racetrack, so it’s a real challenge for our drivers and teams."

"What we want to achieve with the 911 RSR in Austin is obvious: After securing third place at Long Beach and second at Daytona, the first win of the season has to be our goal."

Photos: Porsche