SEBRING, Fla. Porsche North America carried momentum from its GT Le Mans lass victory in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona to Sebring International Raceway on Thursday, posting the two fastest times on the opening day of a two-day TUDOR United SportsCar Championship test.
Joerg Bergmeister ran the fastest lap of the day in the morning session at 2:00.048 (112.155 mph) in the team’s No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR. Patrick Pilet led the afternoon session with a lap of 2:00.364 (111.861 mph) in the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR. Testing continues Friday in preparation for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 15.
“We had a little bad luck with our car in the Rolex 24, but overall Daytona was perfect start for our new team,” Bergmeister said. “This is a new car, but we’ve tested here quite bit in the past and our setup was perfect right off the truck.”
“We’re happy, because it’s always hard to be on the pace at the beginning of a test at Sebring,” said Pilet, who drove to victory in the season opener at Daytona with Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz. “It was a good day for us. We had no real issues. Daytona was a dream week for us, with a new team, a new car and new teammates. Everything worked perfectly. I feel a real key was the hard work by the crew and perfect pit stops.”
The Porsche North America cars are prepared for the races by CORE Autosport of Rock Hill.