Road Atlanta II: Porsche hour 4 report

PIT STOP STRATEGY, YELLOW FLAGS HIGHLIGHT FIRST FOUR HOURS OF PETIT LE MANS; BERNHARD/DUMAS PORSCHE LEADS LONG/BERGMEISTER/STANTON BY ONE LAP IN GT2 BRASELTON, Georgia - October 1 - The Alex Job Porsche 911 GT3 RSR driven by Timo Bernhard and ...

PIT STOP STRATEGY, YELLOW FLAGS HIGHLIGHT FIRST FOUR HOURS OF PETIT LE MANS; BERNHARD/DUMAS PORSCHE LEADS LONG/BERGMEISTER/STANTON BY ONE LAP IN GT2

BRASELTON, Georgia - October 1 - The Alex Job Porsche 911 GT3 RSR driven by Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas have a one lap lead over the Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Porsche of Patrick Long/Jorg Bergmeister/Craig Stanton after four hours of the ten-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

Bernhard was on the pole and took the early lead, and, along with the Petersen Porsche and the second AJR Porsche of Marcel Tiemann/Emmanuel Collard/Ian Baas put a lap on the rest of the field only 13 minutes into the event when the others lost a lap to the leader on pace car placement. Bernhard came in for fuel at that point, and Long took over the lead.

Then, during another yellow flag, the Petersen car lost a lap when it came into the pits before the pace car had positioned the field, and the Bernhard/Dumas gained a lap. With Dumas in the car after four hours, the team continues to lead despite being clipped by a P2 car (broken fender) and front-end damage from hitting the J3 Porsche in hour three.

The other major GT2 incident featured the Neiman/Murry/Pechnik Flying Lizard Porsche as Seth Neiman hit the wall at the start-finish line, damaging the suspension and breaking a wheel hub.

The Fogarty/van Overbeek/Law Flying Lizard Porsche was running third until a flat tire and a subsequent pit violation forced them to give the spot to the Tiemann/Collard/Baas Porsche.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Marcel Tiemann , Emmanuel Collard , Jörg Bergmeister , Patrick Long , Romain Dumas , Seth Neiman , Ian Baas , Alex Job