Good start for the Porsche 911 RSRSports Car World Championship WEC, round 3, Le Mans 24 Hours/France - GT
Stuttgart. Porsche Team Manthey has made a good start into the Le Mans 24 hour race. Both of the Porsche 911 RSR contesting the GTE-Pro class managed to make up one position after several laps on the 13.629 kilometre Circuit des 24 Heures. The number 92 vehicle with start driver Frédéric Makowiecki (France) and his teammates Marco Holzer (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) are currently running in fifth place after the first hour of the race. Directly behind is the second 911 RSR with the number 91 in which works drivers Patrick Pilet (France), Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) share driving duties for the 82nd running of the long distance classic in the Sarthe region.
Under partly cloudy skies, ex-Formula 1 World Championship Fernando Alonso sent the 55-strong field on its way at 15.00 hours CEST.
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