Richard Lietz gives credits to Porsche after Fuji

Porsche works driver Richard Lietz enjoyed a very successful weekend at the 6 Hours of Fuji, home to the seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Austrian ace, along with co-driver Frédéric Makowiecki, clinched pole position on Satruday at the wheel of the #91 Porsche 911 RSR. On race day he was among the fastest and finished the race in a strong second place in GTE-Pro.

Richard Lietz was delighted with results at the end of a difficult Japanese event, in which Porsche GT Team had a double podium.

"We had an excellent car this weekend. In qualifying we posted pole position and our 911 RSR was also very fast in the race." Richard Lietz said.

He also gave full credits to Porsche GT Team's crew. "Our team had the right strategy for every situation, no matter whether it was for the safety car or Full Course Yellow – everyone kept their cool and made the right decisions."

On the difficult race track conditions. "It was sometimes very hard to see with the spray flying up from the prototypes in front. It was almost like driving through a wall. Plus, there was so much water on the racetrack we could easily have swum a few laps. Still, our 911 RSR performed really well under all conditions."

With two races to go in the 2017 FIA WEC, battle is raging in GTE-Pro class for the championship titles and Richard Lietz is already looking forward to the Shanghai race.

"We’re currently second in the championship. The title race is still open. Now we’ll do everything we can to earn plenty of points in Shanghai.”

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