ALMS 2011: Porsche GT3 R Hybrid ahead of the GTs at Laguna Seca19 September 2011
During this week-end’s American Le Mans Series championship (for which the car is not eligible) the GT3 R Hybrid finished ahead of the GTs offering an impressive demonstration of its technology. The flywheel technology fitted to the car enabled, over a 6 hour race, to make only 3 stops instead of 5 for the other participants ....
Although having started the last line, the drivers Romain Dumas (France) and Richard Lietz (Austria) managed to get the most out of the car and faced no problems of reliability. They both realized the fastest in-race lap times.
“The start phase was huge fun, because it was relatively easy to overtake the slower competitors,”
“But it’s even more fun because we can apply superior tactics thanks to the lower fuel consumption. We are much more flexible and we made the most of this today.”
As mentioned above, the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid which is already in its second edition (shown on March 17th) is unfortunately not eligible in the GT class and therefore do not race for the championship but it allows to test and develop Porsche Intelligent Performance technologies including the kinetic energy regeneration system.
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