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Porsche 911 / 991 RSR makes it racing debut at Silverstone WEC - pics from Friday

 
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Apr 14, 2013 15:42 |  #1

Hi there,

Booked the day off yesterday and headed to Silverstone for the first day of the WEC/ELMS event.

Friday was largely free practice day with the teams taking full opportunity to set their cars up for the start of the 2013 season. It was a special day as it marked the debut of the all new Porsche 911 / 991 RSR with two cars being run by a new factory team headed up by Olaf Manthey. One of the commentators reckons its the first time we have seen a full Porsche factory team in Sportcar racing since Le Mans 1998. When quizzed about the RS Spyders that ran in LMP2 for a couple of years he confirmed these were never classed as a factory team having been run by Penske.

Exciting times, and I have to say the cars looked stunning and given the drivers who are part of the team this car is bound to win races as pretty soon I think.

Here are quite a few pics, sorry of they are a bit samey but I shot from the public areas having decided not to apply for a press pass this year. Thankfully Silverstone are pretty accommodating and have cut some nice little camera holes at certain points around the circuit.

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The car was pretty quick in free practice easily sitting in the top three in the LM GTE Pro category.

Hope you like the pictures. C&C welcome

Regards

Tim



  
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Apr 14, 2013 15:52 |  #2

Gorgeous car and really nice shots!


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Apr 15, 2013 02:05 |  #3

Great photos. Shame the Porsche livery looks bland, Not what I was expecting from Porsche at all.




  
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Apr 15, 2013 02:23 |  #4

Great shots


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Apr 17, 2013 15:45 |  #5

great shots and this porsche is Magnificent




  
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Apr 18, 2013 13:41 |  #6

Sweeet !

Nice shots !


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