Patrick Pilet1981-10-08 (age 40)
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Factory Porsche driver Patrick Pilet has been called up at the last minute by IDEC Sport to replace Dwight Merriman following the American driver’s crash in practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Steffen Hollwarth, Porsche’s program manager in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship, says victory for Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen was a perfect example of race execution overcoming a car performance deficit.
Dane Cameron took only two laps to lay down an unbeatable lap in the #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 to snatch pole for the 2019 Sebring 12 Hours, as Porsche scored a 1-2 in GT Le Mans.
Richard Westbrook will start Sunday’s GT-only IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Virginia International Raceway from pole position after topping a fascinating qualifying session on Saturday.
Oliver Jarvis set the pace for Mazda Team Joest in opening hour of practice for Road America’s round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
Porsche took top honors in third practice for IMSA’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock, as Patrick Pilet was almost half a second clear of the competition in GT Le Mans.
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia said his chances of winning the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship vanished when he was blindsided by the tactics of the winning Ford GT.
The Manthey Porsche team scored its sixth Nurburgring 24 Hours victory in a nail-biting climax to a weather-affected race that had to be halted in the latter stages.
With six hours remaining in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, the sole remaining Manthey Porsche holds a narrow advantage over the best of the Mercedes runners.
Pascal Zurlinden, Porsche’s director of GT factory motorsports said that Sebring 12 Hours victory in GTLM was down to a faultless run by the drivers and the team with a car that was “not the fastest over a lap.”
Dirk Werner and Patrick Pilet won a caution-free, GT-only round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at tight and twisty Lime Rock Park, heading a Porsche 1-2.
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia admits that Porsche’s late-race misfortune meant his strongest challenge in the GTLM evaporated in the final hour of the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Rolex 24 Hours GTLM winner Dirk Muller believes Ford’s rivals Porsche and Ferrari “turned it up” in the closing stages of the American endurance classic on Sunday.
Cadillac claimed victory in the Daytona 24 Hours as two of its new prototypes battled right to the end of the IMSA SportsCar Championship opener.
Porsche 911 GTLM racer Richard Lietz believes Ford’s pace advantage for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona is mainly due to its superior torque compared to class rivals.
Cadillac maintained its 1-2-3 at the top of the leaderboard in Daytona, with Joao Barbosa slotting the #5 Action Express Racing entry in at P1.
The new mid-engined 911 RSR has left several leading figures in the Porsche GT team hinting at its potential but not outright stating it can contend for GT Le Mans-class victory in the 55th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
Porsche GT project manager Marco Ujhasi admits that the new 911 RSR’s relocation of its engine from rear to midship has accelerated the marque’s testing program ahead of the Rolex 24 Hours.
Audi was in command at the halfway mark in Sepang 12 Hours, with its #15 car leading the sister #16 machine after having started from the pitlane due to an electrical issue.
The United States leads the entry list for the prestigious endurance race on June 18-19 with 12 cars, 10 of which compete in the WeatherTech Championship.
GT Daytona leads four-class field with 22 entries for three-day test
French driver Kevin Estre has been signed as a factory driver for Porsche's GT programme, the manufacturer has announced.
FIA World Endurance Championship WEC: Preview race 7 in Shanghai/China
The first overall victory for Porsche at the most important North American long distance race alongside Daytona and Sebring.
Pilet earns driver title and clinches GTLM manufacturer title
10-hour Petit Le Mans series finale at Road America could be a heartbreaker.
Christina Nielsen looks to become first female champion.
Winless for the season, dominant victory by Pruett and Hand looked like the No. 01 of old.
Veteran driver puts his Ganassi Ford on the Prototype pole at COTA.
Porsche’s Timo Bernhard left it late to topple a renewed challenge from Audi in the second practice session for this weekend’s Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Porsche North America dominates GT Le Mans in TUDOR Championship race.
Patrick Dempsey: "It’s wonderful to be back at Le Mans."
Porsche Team Manthey has confirmed changed driver line-ups for the 6 Hours of Spa, with Sven Muller and Kevin Estre getting the call-up for the second round of the WEC.
Porsche celebrated a 1-2 in qualifying for the first round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on Saturday.
The Porsche Manthey squad campaigns two Porsche 911 RSR sports cars on the storied circuit in the British Midlands.
Victory in the GTD class went to the Porsche 911 GT America fielded by Seattle/Alex Job Racing with drivers Mario Farnbacher, Ian James, and Alex Riberas.
The grid has been set for the 12 hour endurance classic.
Eight factory drivers at the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR travels to Florida as the defending champions to contest the second season of this popular race series.
Pilet and Makowiecki second on GTE Pro grid.
One title is still up for grabs on the legendary Grand Prix circuit in the Brazilian megacity São Paulo.
Porsche Manthey will again field two Porsche 911 RSR in Bahrain.