THE PLAID PORSCHE BACK IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JANUARY
It’s great to see Pfaff Motorsports Motul Porsche 911 GT3 R back on track this weekend at Road Atlanta. As we know, with the current pandemic, it made things rather difficult for this team to be able to compete as most of the crew preparing the car also work at the Pfaff Porsche dealership throughout the week.
13 cars are present in the GTD class for the 10 hour race set for tomorrow. Zach Robichon, Dennis Olsen, Lars Kern and the team had three practice sessions to get back in the rythm. From being only 1.1 seconds off the pace in the first session, they came four tenths away from setting the fastest time in session 3.
As we have seen many time, comes qualifying, Zach Robichon was behind the wheel for the 15 minutes session. He was able to clock a time that was good enough for eight place (1:19.774) only 0.484s behind eventual pole sitter Shinya Michimi for Meyer Shank Racing w/Curb Agajanian Acura NSX GT3 (1:19.291).
In second place was Jeff Westphall for Scuderia Corsa in the #63 Ferrari 488 GT3 (1:19.464) and third Franck Montecalvo in the #12 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 (1:19.563).
The second AIM Vasser Sullivan #14 entry qualified in ninth place as Michael De Quesada put in a lap of 1:19.808.
Coming out of a podium finish at Charlotte last week, The Heart of Racing Aston Martin of Roman De Angelis will start in 11th place with a time of 1:40.434.
As usual a very thight field for what will be a long sprint race.
The race is scheduled to start Saturday at 12:40 pm (Eastern time).
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