Archive 2010

Team Jebsen Porsche Carrera Cup Asia – Rounds 5 & 6 Zhuhai International Circuit, China June 18-20Team Jebsen Finds the Pace, Earns First Pole Position

Team Jebsen and driver Rodolfo Avila celebrated their first pole position of the season this weekend, and earned a top-five finish in Round 6 at the Zhuhai International Circuit as the team forges ahead with their 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia campaign.
Having just passed the half-way mark of the 11-round season, Team Jebsen lies sixth overall in the championship and the team is confident that they have found the pace to take full advantage of the remaining five races.
Team Jebsen’s weekend began with great promise, after they changed the set-up of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, and their 23-year old Macau driver shot to the top of the time sheets in the second practice. The team continued with the same set-up for qualifying, resulting in pole position for Round 5 – the team’s first pole of the 2010 season.
“Coming into this weekend, I definitely felt like our pace has been improving, and that really showed when we earned our first pole position of the season,” Avila said.  “We improved a lot in Zhuhai and although I have experience on the circuit, it’s more than that.  What we’ve done with the car has made me more confident and comfortable with it, and I am able to push harder.”
Starting from pole for Round 5, the first of Sunday’s two races, Avila dropped to fourth on the opening lap after a less-than-perfect getaway.  Determined to reclaim his pole advantage and take back the lead, he went to work.  With the car right on the pace, he made a move on third position.   However, during his overtaking maneuver, Avila made a braking error which resulted in a racing incident involving two other rivals, ending their race.
Relying on their Porsche expertise, Team Jebsen worked furiously to ready the car in time for Round 6.
Starting from the back of the 23-car grid, Avila expertly worked his way through the field to finish a superb fifth:  “The pace was definitely there,” he said. “I lost a lot of time trying to get around the slower cars.  On the penultimate lap, I was able to take fourth place.  In the ensuing battling, the pair of us were side-by-side, before I had to concede the position.  I was trying to pass him, but I thought it was better to make sure I earned as many championship points as possible.”

Team Jebsen is backed by the Jebsen Group. Established in 1895 in Hong Kong, the Group has since expanded its activities into a comprehensive business network throughout China, Taiwan and South Korea. Today, the Jebsen Group is structured around four strategic business units targeting the consumer, industrial, beverage and luxury sectors.  Jebsen is a name synonymous with Porsche in the region, having first brought the marque to Hong Kong in 1955.  Since then, the Jebsen Group has become the largest and longest-established Porsche dealer group in Asia.  In addition to Porsche Centre Hong Kong, the group operates Porsche Centres in Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.