Even after 10 hours, seconds can be decisive. This proved true for the Porsche GT factory team during the IMSA race on the Road Atlanta. Essentially, it was a race against the clock.
After demanding 10 hours during Petit Le Mans they finally made it: the Porsche GT factory team took their first IMSA season victory. Both Porsche teams weren’t spared during an eventful race. Collisions, skids and the incessant pressure from the competition. Once again, this year there was no mercy on Road Atlanta. Though in the end, the team in the Porsche 911 RSR with the befitting starting number 911 proved what it’s made of: a will to win, team spirit and a perfect strategy. Particularly the latter was in high demand, as the field was tightly packed throughout most of the race thanks to Safety Car phases. The lead switched through regularly on the just above 4-kilometer-long racetrack – a sure sign of the tight ranks. Toward the middle of the race, the team around the starting number 911 with the drivers Frédéric Makowiecki, Nick Tandy and Matt Campbell experienced a scare: The vehicle driven by Matt Campbell skidded around its own axis after a collision. The RSR only experienced some light damages and could continue the race.