Porsche battle... Entering into the seventh hour, the No. 23 Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche is battling for first in class with the Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning No. 31 Porsche. "I'm really getting into a rhythm and feeling the car.
Entering into the seventh hour, the No. 23 Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche is battling for first in class with the Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning No. 31 Porsche.
"I'm really getting into a rhythm and feeling the car. A couple of my stints were very hard because of the heat, but now I'm feeling more comfortable," No. 23 driver Lucas Luhr said.
The No. 24 car lost 12 laps when it came in with a break to the transmission oil cooler filter. The car started back on the track 16th in class after the 35-minute pit stop. Drivers Jorg Bergmeister and Timo Bernhard have brought No. 24 to 12th in class.
"I'm really disappointed, especially since we started on the pole and last year here our car went out very shortly before the end of the race. I am happy we're still out there and I can only hope that we'll keep at it," No. 24 driver Timo Bernhard said.
"Petersen is giving us a battle and that's fun racing. Aside from the early problem with Timo and Jorg's car, it's been a near flawless day. I hope we continue at this pace," team owner Alex Job said.
Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning partners with Alex Job Racing???
You wouldn't know it from the battle on the track with the No. 23 Alex Job Racing McKenna and No. 31 Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Porsches, but in 12 short weeks, the two teams will take to the road together for the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 14 and 15.
This unique partnership will be a joint effort with members of Petersen Motorsports/White Lighting Racing and Alex Job Racing both preparing and crewing the car.
This is the first year either of the successful race teams have entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Petersen Motorsports owned Porsche will be piloted by Alex Job Racing drivers Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen and a TBA driver.
"I think the only way we're able to make this work is because we're all leaving our egos at the door. We want to be the team to beat and with joining forces and using each team's resources, I think we will be the strongest GT effort at Le Mans," Alex Job said.