FREE NEWSLETTER

Porsche enjoyed ‘perfect’ test at Daytona

7 January 2019

Porsche says that its new 911 GT3 R made a successful debut at the Roar before the 24, the three official test days ahead of Florida’s 24-hour sportscar event.

At the tests, Porsche’s customer teams, Pfaff Motorsport, Park Place Motorsport, NGT Motorsport and Black Swan Racing gained important insights from the first US outing of the circa 500 hp race car. Over the two test days the GT3 Rs covered a total of 484 laps on the 5.73 km track, giving teams plenty of experience with the racer.

“The new Porsche 911 GT3 R has passed its first test in the USA,” said 911 GT3 R project manager Sebastian Golz. “For our customer teams and their drivers, the emphasis on day one was predominantly about getting familiar with the new car. On day two we made great progress in terms of the setup. The lap times were strong and the consistency over longer distances looked good as well. With our customer teams I think we should be well prepared for the race week at the end of the month.”

Porsche’s 911 RSR race cars also enjoyed a successful test, covering 2,120 km under the changeable conditions of the Roar. The test was informative for the team, and helped improve the setup, and make tyre comparisons.

Partners

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
28 Jul
Jaguar boost for Gen3 Formula E - https://t.co/2E67vfx95P https://t.co/xyHOAAMc1g
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
27 Jul
Latest issue out now! ✅ MONSTERS ON A MISSION: the @fia mission to transform the road haulage industry through… https://t.co/WtCgwvLRV3
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
27 Jul
Audi Sport develops Audi RS Q e-tron for Dakar Rally - https://t.co/zgOS7Q2S09 https://t.co/TXMU6wQHH1
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
23 Jul
Sign up to our newsletter to get a FREE digital issue and stay up to date with the latest industry news, reviews an… https://t.co/fXceofLzbL
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
23 Jul
Sign up to our newsletter to get a FREE digital issue and stay up to date with the latest industry news, reviews an… https://t.co/JeD071A4x3
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
23 Jul
F1 plays its trump card with new car, new culture - https://t.co/sGDYqqi0wg https://t.co/pcRR7BbJ8D
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
22 Jul
Mugello tops new sustainability index - https://t.co/Jm7dnrQ4Gx https://t.co/TElJU3g2gx
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
21 Jul
Latest issue out now! ✅ MONSTERS ON A MISSION: the @fia mission to transform the road haulage industry through… https://t.co/sV8FTVIRoy