Porsche Team took a memorable 1-2 finish on home soil at the Nurburgring today as the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid car claimed a maiden win for Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. It was the second consecutive WEC win for Porsche after its Le Mans triumph in June.
A bumper 62,000 crowd enjoyed three days of excellent WEC action on the first ever visit to Germany. The fans could not have gone home happier as Porsche took not only a 1-2 overall, but also victory and second place in the LMGTE Pro class.
KCMG ORECA continue excellent form with another LMP2 win. The Hong Kong-entered team scored a second win in as many races to extend its title leads in the drivers’ and teams’ title fight.
Porsche concluded a perfect weekend at the Nurburgring as Porsche Team Manthey scored a superb 1-2 to vault Ferrari in the battle for the FIA World Endurance Cup for Manufacturers. The No.91 Porsche 911 RSR duo of Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen led the majority of the six hours, after the No.51 AF Corse Ferrari hit rare technical difficulties with a suspected electrical problem after just 15 minutes of racing.
The LMGTE Am class was won by the SMP Racing Ferrari after a race long battle with both the No.98 Aston Martin and the No.77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche. The SMP Ferrari 458 Italia of Victor Shaytar, Andrea Bertolini and Alexei Basov beat their opposition for the second race in succession to conclude a perfect points scoring weekend after Shaytar and Basov took the pole point yesterday afternoon. The Russian/Italian alliance now enjoys a healthy 25-point advantage in the points’ standings.