Lietz-Roda (Autorlando) Make It Double Win For Porsche Porsche completed its triumphal week-end in Magny-Cours with a perfect one-two of its 911 RSR machines, which appeared in great form in Magny-Cours: this time victory, the first of the...
Lietz-Roda (Autorlando) Make It Double Win For Porsche
Porsche completed its triumphal week-end in Magny-Cours with a perfect one-two of its 911 RSR machines, which appeared in great form in Magny-Cours: this time victory, the first of the season, was for the Autorlando car of Richard Lietz and Gianluca Roda, with yesterday's winners Narac-Pilet (IMSA) coming second. Championship leaders Barba-Kaffer (AF Corse Ferrari) repeated their third place of Saturday. All this brings a much closer situation, with closer gaps now separating these three teams.
In another very warm day, the GTS category saw a French success with Jean-Philippe Dayraut and Stephane Ortelli imposing their Luxury Ferrari at home, ahead of the RPM Ford of Mortimer-Bamford, again on the podium, and the Autorlando Porsche of Gruber-Deverikos.
At the start, poleman Lietz keeps the advantage over Pilet, Kaffer, Kirkaldy, Toccacelo, Mortimer (leader in GTS), Dayraut, Guerrero, Deverikos and Bontempelli.
Niarchos stops with a damaged front end, while Toccacelo passes Kirkaldy for fourth and Makowiecki takes the leadership in GTS from Mortimer. Positions at top stabilize, with Lietz, Pilet, Kaffer and Toccacelo clearly ahead. Bachelier and Salucci suffer off- tracks and Monje spins, but all rejoin the race without problems.
After the driver changes and the handicaps, Roda leads with 15 seconds over Narac, 29 on Barba and 31 on Giammaria and Wiser, while in GTS it is Bamford, Gruber and Dayraut,all within 12 seconds.
While in the lead, the two Porsches hold with no problems, in GTS Dayraut passes Gruber and Bamford in lap 25 to take the class lead, while Livio retires and Wiser spins. Toccacelo gets closer to Barba in the final laps but there won't be any changes and the two Porsches win ahead the two Ferraris.