The Porsche GT Team drivers will start today’s Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta, the ninth round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship from fourth and sixth place respectively.
Head of IMSA Operations with Porsche, Steffen Höllwarth commented saying:
We’re not entirely happy with this result, but we’re not going to let it get us down. In the practice sessions we’ve always put less emphasis on finding a setup for one fast qualifying lap and instead focused on the endurance runs. The pace that we managed to set over the distance during the night practice makes us confident for the race. We expect the temperature to drop on Saturday. I think we’re well-positioned for a long and tough ten hours at Road Atlanta.
Laurens Vanthoor, driver of the Porsche 911 RSR #912 commented saying:
“I’d actually hoped for a better qualifying result. With a view to the race, we tried something out, but it didn’t really work. Still, the qualifying isn’t so important for a ten-hour race. Now we’ll go back to a setup that we’ve already tried. Let’s see if it’s enough to successfully fight against the competition.”
Nick Tandy, driver of the Porsche 911 RSR #911 commented saying:
Okay, the qualifying result doesn’t look particularly great, but in a way, I’m not completely unhappy. During Thursday’s night practice we had a problem with the car so we weren’t able to prepare optimally for the qualifying. The mechanics changed some parts, which seemed to do the trick. In any case, the positive outcome of the qualifying is that our Porsche 911 RSR now runs perfectly. I feel significantly more optimistic for the race than I did prior to the qualifying.”