Patrick Pilet1981-10-08 (age 38)
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Reigning race winners Matt Campbell and Dirk Werner will join the factory-backed Absolute Racing Porsche squad for next February's Bathurst 12 Hour.
Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet won the GT-only round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Virginia International Raceway, winning a tense duel with the sister works Porsche of Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber.
The #998 ROWE Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R led the Spa 24 Hours at the halfway point, as heavy rain caused a lengthy safety car period and only nine cars remained on the lead lap.
Steffen Hollwarth, Porsche’s program manager in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship, says victory for Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen was a perfect example of race execution overcoming a car performance deficit.
Dane Cameron took only two laps to lay down an unbeatable lap in the #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 to snatch pole for the 2019 Sebring 12 Hours, as Porsche scored a 1-2 in GT Le Mans.
Richard Westbrook will start Sunday’s GT-only IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Virginia International Raceway from pole position after topping a fascinating qualifying session on Saturday.
Oliver Jarvis set the pace for Mazda Team Joest in opening hour of practice for Road America’s round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
Porsche took top honors in third practice for IMSA’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock, as Patrick Pilet was almost half a second clear of the competition in GT Le Mans.
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia said his chances of winning the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship vanished when he was blindsided by the tactics of the winning Ford GT.
The Manthey Porsche team scored its sixth Nurburgring 24 Hours victory in a nail-biting climax to a weather-affected race that had to be halted in the latter stages.
With six hours remaining in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, the sole remaining Manthey Porsche holds a narrow advantage over the best of the Mercedes runners.
Pascal Zurlinden, Porsche’s director of GT factory motorsports said that Sebring 12 Hours victory in GTLM was down to a faultless run by the drivers and the team with a car that was “not the fastest over a lap.”
Dirk Werner and Patrick Pilet won a caution-free, GT-only round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at tight and twisty Lime Rock Park, heading a Porsche 1-2.
The Action Express Cadillac squad set the pace in final practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia admits that Porsche’s late-race misfortune meant his strongest challenge in the GTLM evaporated in the final hour of the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Balance of Performance mods have blunted the fangs of the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs but they still have serious bite, as Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing dominated the times during second practice for the 65th 12 Hours of Sebring.
Rolex 24 Hours GTLM winner Dirk Muller believes Ford’s rivals Porsche and Ferrari “turned it up” in the closing stages of the American endurance classic on Sunday.
Ford scored a hard-fought GTLM victory in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, as Dirk Muller saw off the challenge of Porsche, Ford and Corvette to take the win.
Cadillac claimed victory in the Daytona 24 Hours as two of its new prototypes battled right to the end of the IMSA SportsCar Championship opener.