GREAT RACING THROUGHOUT THE 10 HOURS ENDURANCE RACE WITH LOTS OF DRAMA IN THE LAST HOUR
For Canadian IMSA race fans, it was surely great to see the plaid Porsche competing at Petit Le Mans.
The Pfaff Motorsports Motul Porsche GT3 R team looked in top form throughout the 10 hour race. Set aside some glitches during the race, it was a great showing with a fifth place finish.
Zach Robichon, Dennis Olsen and Lars Kern, drove really well to get the maximum out of the car. Even though they were some 30 seconds behind the leader, they still had a fighting chance for a podium in the last couple of hours of the race.
Unfortunately, it was not to be even after a late restart following the top two DPi of Pipo Derani and Ricky Taylor colliding within minutes to go in the race that brought everyone together for a last attempt. As, soon after that restart, another full course yellow came out when the Porsche RSR 912 came in contact with GTD driver Justin Bell in his AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 who then occupied fifth place in GTD. This allowed Pfaff Motorsports to move up one place in the GTD standing as the race ended with the safety car.
AIM Vasser Sullivan’s effort was solid and were in contention for the win with their #14 car driven by Aaron Telitz/Jack Hawksworth/Michael De Quesada but the Ferrari 488 GT3 of Scuderia Corsa proved too strong and drove away with the GTD win.
Unfortunately for The Heart of Racing Aston Martin of Roman De Angelis/Ian James/Darren Turner, the car suffered mechanical issues at the seven hour mark that led to their retirement.
In the final GTD class standing, #14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Telitz/Hawksworth/DeQuesada finished in second place with #9 Pfaff Motorsports Robichon/Olsen/Kern fifth, #12 AIM Vasser Sullivan Montecalvo/Bell/Kirkwood in eight and #23 The heart of Racing De Angelis/James/Turner 11th.
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