Sunday 13 June race 12h Orbit Racing, in partnership with BAM! ( British American Motorsport), regained its strength during the second quarter of the 24 Heures du Mans. The team's No. 87 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was third in the GT class...
Sunday 13 June
Orbit Racing, in partnership with BAM! ( British American Motorsport), regained its strength during the second quarter of the 24 Heures du Mans. The team's No. 87 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was third in the GT class after 12 hours of the 24-hour race, after losing and regaining positions and laps.
Mike Rockenfeller pitted for tires and fuel at 6h01 and maintained fourth place in the GT class. Leo Hindery took over at 6h56 and lost two positions in heavy traffic. Marc Lieb returned for a triple stint starting at 8h04. He charged to third in class before handing off to Rockenfeller at 11h24. Rockenfeller maintained third and moved back onto the same lap as the second-place GT car at the half-distance mark.
"I just finished a triple stint, and it was really, really good. We double-stinted the first set of tires and the car felt okay. I was getting an average pace, the car wasn't pushing too hard. I was getting a little bit tired, and Tim [Munday, technical director] said I should improve the times and put more pressure on the other guys because we're suddenly on the same lap. So I was pushing and I think I did some good lap times. But now I'm really, really tired. I'm just going to go to bed."
Peter Baron (BAM! co-owner)
"We're halfway there. The boys have done an incredible job getting us up into third place. We've had three or four extra pit stops repairing the front nose and some additional damage related to the first 'off' that we had. Marc did an incredible triple stint - we had the car seventh and wound up third - and Mike left the pits in third, so it was solid. The thing we have going for us this year is moral fiber. We believe that's going to carry us onward. The boys are in full attack mode; we still think it's going to come our way."