The NGT Motorsport team entered it's first professional race at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, which is part of the American Le Mans Series championship. Their regular drivers Henrique Cisneros and Carlos Kauffmann were coming off the back of winning the Patron GT3 challenge in 2010. They enlisted Pro driver Sean Edwards to accompany them during the long distance races.
They were consistently fastest throughout the winter test day and most of Sebring week, but two crashed at T17 were to push the team beyond their normal call of duty. They were unable to qualify, but the team pulled an all nighter and had the car ready for the morning warm up, where the car was quickest once again!
The race got underway, with NGT climbing all the way to the lead by hour 1 and holding onto it for most of the next 6 hours. Only for a mistaken wave by and the subsequent penalty which lost them 3 laps, they would have been fighting for the victory. Nevertheless they fought all the way back to 3rd place and never gave up, which was an amazing feat in their first Pro race! They also set the fastest lap of the race on a 2.07.7.
Falken's First 2011 ALMS Porsche Win
Team Falken Tire survived the storm that hit Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 30
minutes before the finish and took top honors in GT class for the first
time in the performance tire manufacturer's three-year ALMS career.
Derrick Walker, Falken's ALMS Team Manager, made the comment after
previously expressing confidence in Falken's capability at Mid-Ohio, a
track he knows very well from years of competing as a manager and owner of
Credit also went to Falken's two team drivers, Porsche works driver Wolf
Henzler, and his partner, Bryan Sellers, who persevered through the race on
a track notoriously tough on tires. Sellers qualified 9th and expressed
disappointment with the position, considering Falken has finished in fifth
place the last two races. However, Sellers started the race and started
moving forward until he was hit from behind by the #04 Ford GT, which
dropped the Porsche to 12th. The veteran driver fought hard and turned the
car over to his teammate in 10th. Henzler entered the race and gradually
moved to 7th place in GT, remaining there for a good portion of the race.
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behind the scenes with Vortex Motorsport and their fleet of Porsche GT Cup
cars at Sebring International and witness the complete Porsche racing
experience! Climb into fully race-prepped a GT3 RS and 996 and take a spin
around the track at speeds above 150 miles per hour!
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The new 2011-spec Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car
Learn more about the new car for the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain in
2011. Changes include powertrain and a reworked aerodynamic configuration.
More information on http://www.porsche.co.uk/origin
Inside Falken's ALMS Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Racecar
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We visit Falken Tire's racing team HQ and check out their new 450hp Porsche
911 GT3 RSR. Raced in the GT2 class of the ALMS race series with Falken
slick tires. Driven by factory driver Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers.
2011 12 Hours of Sebring - Falken Tire
The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race held at
Sebring International Raceway, a former Army Air Force base in Sebring,
This year, Falken Tire returns with the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and a new
team for the American Le Mans Series. Walker Racing is a racing team
founded by Derrick Walker in 1991 racing originally in the CART
Championship Car series.
With Walker's direction, and the driving abilities of Bryan Sellers, Wolf
Henzler and Martin Ragginger, Falken hopes to build on the results of their
2010 season at the first race of the 2011 American Le Mans Series.
2011 Falken Porsche GT3 RSR Testing - Sebring, FL
Falken Tire tests their 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at the 2011 American Le
Mans Series Winter Test in Sebring, FL at the historic Sebring Raceway. In
a few short weeks this course will host the season opener of the 2011
American Le Mans Series with a grueling 12 hour endurance race.
Team Falken Tire, along with team manager Derrick Walker and drivers Bryan
Sellers and Wolf Henzler hope to improve on their performance from last
year with new slick compounds and a newly managed team.
Derrick Walker's background includes open-wheel racing such as Formula One
and Indy Car.
Porsche 997 GT3 CUP OnBoard with Telemetry
Full HD 1080p Video By NM2255: Porsche 911 997 GT3 CUP MK2 onboard with GPS
telemetry at Monza racetrack.
Thanks to Heaven Motorsport for this pretty fast lap!
Driver: Williams Palazzo
Best lap: 1.55.09
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Porsche 934.5 Spa Classic 2011
Our Porsche 934.5 at the 2011 Spa Classic race. It had rained prior to the
race and we made the decision to start on slicks while everyone else stuck
with rain tires apart from one RSR (he won). Our strategy would have worked
as the track dried up very quickly and every team had to pit for slicks.
Our first driver got aggressive too early, no excuse as we were so much faster. He touched the curb on the
inside which is like ice when wet, and that was that. The damage is
minimal, and we hope to have it back on the track within 1-2 months.