Successful Race Debut for Porsche North America

January 26, 2014

Porsche North America, the new all-American factory effort combining Porsche Motorsport, Porsche Cars North America and CORE autosport, teamed to win the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the inaugural race of the new Tudor United Sportscar Championship (TUSCC), with the #911 Porsche of Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz and Patrick Pilet at the wheel.

The No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR driven by Michael Christensen (Denmark), Patrick Long (Playa del Rey, Calif.) and Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) had its time in the lead of the GTLM class as well during the course of the event. However, an engine mechanical issue forced the car to the garage with six hours remaining in the race. The team finished ninth in class.

“The goal was to stay clean with both cars, run as a team and be there when the sun came up and we achieved that,” said Long, the only America factory driver for Porsche. “I am incredibly proud of this whole organization for coming together on such tight time constraints. That is what we will build from for the rest of the season.”

2014 Tudor USCC - Rolex 24 At Daytona