Porsche press release
Victory in the GTE Am class, points in the pro category
Stuttgart. Round two of the Le Mans Series took an extremely turbulent turn for the Porsche teams. While both Frenchmen Nicolas Armindo and Raymond Narac celebrated their first win of the season in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the GTE Am sports car category, the 1,000 kilometre race in Spa-Francorchamps didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t yield the same success for the professional teams in the GTE Pro category. Porsche works driver Marco Holzer (Germany) and his Belgian teammate Marc Goossens saw the flag in sixth. Last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s winner Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) only managed eighth after an opponent hit their 911 GT3 RSR so hard that their suspension broke.
The driver pairing of the Belgian ProSpeed Competition was also robbed of a better placing through another driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mistake. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Marco Holzer. Ã¢â‚¬Å“A sports prototype hit my car in the front and the rear when it went off. Luckily, there was a safety car phase shortly afterwards so we didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lose any more time through changing the damaged suspension. But of course we had no chance to catch the front-runners.Ã¢â‚¬Â