A perfect start for the Porsche 911 RSR at the 86th edition of the long-distance classic at Le Mans: After two hours, the #92 vehicle leads the GTE-Pro field, with the (#91) 510 hp 911 RSR following in position two. The two Porsche 911 RSR with the starting numbers 93 and 94 also hold promising prospects in the race.
In the GTE-Am class, the Porsche 911 RSR racers also got away well into the Le Mans 24-hour race. The cars fielded by Dempsey-Proton Racing (#77 und #88) and Proton Competition’s #99 vehicle have settled in amongst the frontrunners at the world’s toughest long-distance race, which finishes on Sunday at 3pm.
Comments on the start of the race
Kévin Estre (Porsche 911 RSR #92): “My first stint went well. We and the #91 sister car managed to pull clear of the field a little. After our first pit stop we moved into the lead, so everything’s going according to plan.”
Gianmaria Bruni (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “It looks good for us at the moment with two Porsches in the lead. We had a couple of problems at our first pit stop which pushed us down to third place. But on fresh tyres we managed to gain a position. Everything’s running well, and I’m looking forward to my next stint.”
Patrick Pilet (Porsche 911 RSR #93): “My first stint was good. I fell back slightly after the start, but was make to make up a few places. We’re still only at the beginning of the race. 24 hours are a long time and a lot can happen.”
Romain Dumas (Porsche 911 RSR #94): “We had a lot to do after the accident in qualifying to get the car back on its wheels, and it’s running well. We lost some time at the start, but after changing to softer tyres everything’s going very well.”