To be able to drive longer with lesser fuel is what Porsche is presently working seriously on. It was at the Nürburgring Long Distance Championship and specifically at round four that the 911 GT3 Hybrid from Porsche came out victorious. The drivers at the wheel were the likes of Richard Lietz from Austria, Marco Holzer from Germany and Patrick Long from USA. It was just two times that the Porsche hybrid had to stop for refueling while the others had to do so three times. This was also special as it was the first win for the Porsche made hybrid model. There was also the Manthey Racing’s Porsche 911 GT3 RSR which also had just two pit stops with Porsche factory drivers Marc Lieb from Germany, Romain Dumas from France as well as Manthey pilot Lucas Luhr who hails from Switzerland. It was double victory indeed for Porsche.
This was the second time that the 911 GT3 R Hybrid made its mark in a racing event, and that to a long distance one. It was a long preparatory stage that the car makers had pushed their car through and can be considered as preparations for the Nürburgring 24 hour race scheduled on June 25 to 26 that Porsche is keenly looking forward to. As per their Head of Motorsport division, Hartmut Kristen said he was pleased with the technical level of the vehicle as well as the reliability of the hybrid system. The speed of the car was due to its lesser external energy input as well as its ability to save one pit stop and this marked a phrase called Porsche Intelligent Performance.
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