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    Sorta OT-Porsche RS Spyder Debut at Laguna Seca

    I had the opportunity to attend the American LeMans series race at Laguna Seca yesterday and witness the Penske Porsche Spyder RS makes its LMP2 debut and kick some serious butt!

    While the car came in 5th overall, it did out pace most of the bigger and faster LMP1 cars and finished 8 laps ahead of the closest LMP2 car. The Porsche was posting lap times as fast as the LMP1 cars. This car will be a real contender for next year.

    Here are some pictures from the race of the Spyder on the track and in the paddock. Enjoy!






































    Re: Sorta OT-Porsche RS Spyder Debut at Laguna Seca

    Thanks for the pictures!

    To be sincere, I though they would do reasonably well, but not this good. Amazing, for all the time they have been out of this higher class competition. Can't wait for the jump to LMP1, should be easy with this car they have made. Porsche kicks butt everywere it goes

    Re: Sorta OT-Porsche RS Spyder Debut at Laguna Seca

    OE, I was there as well. Yes, the Spyder was very quick and popular in the paddock and pre-race grid. Saccha Maassen was actually holding on to 2nd overall pretty deep into the race. It was a fun race. Lot's of traffic and action on the tight Laguna Seca course.
    No doubt if Porsche wanted to they could most likely donminate LMP1. Maybe that will be in the future. It's good to have Porsche back in the proto's.

    Re: Sorta OT-Porsche RS Spyder Debut at Laguna Seca

    OE, thanks for the great news and pictures! At last, Porsche is back in the heavyweight categories, can't wait for the LMP1 car!!! Great race....Porsche fans, time to get drunk:)!!!

    Re: Sorta OT-Porsche RS Spyder Debut at Laguna Seca

    Wow, great pics! Thanks!
    Like Carlos said, I knew it would do well, but it really exceeded my expectations.

    Re: Sorta OT-Porsche RS Spyder Debut at Laguna Seca

    Thanks for the great pictures. There is an interesting article/interview as well on the RS in latest (November) Road and Track Mag.

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    Orient Express said:
    I had the opportunity to attend the American LeMans series race at Laguna Seca yesterday and witness the Penske Porsche Spyder RS makes its LMP2 debut and kick some serious butt!

    While the car came in 5th overall, it did out pace most of the bigger and faster LMP1 cars and finished 8 laps ahead of the closest LMP2 car. The Porsche was posting lap times as fast as the LMP1 cars. This car will be a real contender for next year.

    Here are some pictures from the race of the Spyder on the track and in the paddock. Enjoy!



     
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