Really convincing first to Porsche 963 LMDh, the Stuttgart company’s new model for endurance racing. The German car took second place in qualifying 24 Hours of DaytonaThank you for your time Philip Nasr.
Nasr in the front row, Tandy against the barriers
In the All-Round Pre-24, Porsche established itself as one of the favorites to win the Florida supersport, challenging the equally competitive Acura. Actually, “963” he was ahead of everyone in Saturday’s final free practice sessionalso due to the effects of rain.
Qualifying can be summed up in a glass-half-full-and-half-empty paradigm: Nasr brought the No. 7 car to second place, about eight hundredths behind Tom Blomqvist and the Acura ARX-06 LMDh of Meyer Shank Racing. Instead of, Nick Tandy he ran into the barriers at the Bus Station and was left without a qualifying time.
Information after qualifying
“I’m very proud of the group and all the people who have worked so hard to get to this point,” he said Jonathan DiuguidChief Executive Officer of Porsche Penske Motorsport. “It was really exciting to see the real potential of the car. Both cars had speed to take position. We made a small mistake at the Bus Station which was embarrassing, but the feedback about the car from Nick and Felipe was very good. We’re looking forward to the 24 Hours of Daytona because the cars are fast.”
Nasrex F1 with Sauber e IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021, he said: “I’m very happy with the journey we’ve made. During the week we made good progress, understanding the car, tires and track conditions better. It would be nice to start from pole, but the race is the main goal”.
“I have to say thank you to the team for giving me such an amazing car to drive,” he said Tandy. “I have never tested a Porsche 963 in this condition and to be honest the car was simply amazing. Luckily it looks like I didn’t do too much damage. It’s not a good situation to prepare for a 24-hour race, but the positive thing is how the team worked this week.”