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WEC – 6H OF SHANGHAI
Monday, 03 November 2014 08:15

4TH PLACE AND FRONT ROW IN QUALIFYING CONFIRMS PROSPEED COMPETITION'S GOOD FORM

ProSpeed WEC Shanghai14 Porsche911GT3RSR75 1SHANGHAI (CHINA) – Whereas all other championships are coming to the end of their season, the World Endurance Championship (aka WEC), was this weekend holding its sixth out of their eight rounds. In China ProSpeed Competition with the French drivers' trio of Emmanuel Collard, François Perrodo and Matthieu Vaxivière, further confirmed the strong showing of the previous races. Following the pole in Austin (USA) and the third place in Fuji (Japan), this time around the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR clinched a second front row during qualifying and a top-4 in the race. The #75 ProSpeed Competition Porsche was also the best Porsche representative in the highly competitive LMGTE Am category.

ProSpeed WEC Shanghai14 Porsche75 CollardPerrodoVaxiviereA mere eight hundredth of a second withheld Emmanuel Collard, François Perrodo and Matthieu Vaxivière from their second pole position of the season in the World Endurance Championship, an exceptionally strong performance in China put in by the team in the Porsche 911. In the actual race there was a constant battle for the third podium place; confirmation of the performances put in during the two previous races. ProSpeed Competition now still has two races in the World Championship, namely Bahrain and Brazil to finalise matters and go flat out for an even stronger performance and end their first season in this championship on a high note.

Rudi Penders (ProSpeed Competition Team Principal)

ProSpeed WEC Shanghai14 Porsche911GT3RSR75 2"I can only be but truly proud of our drivers and our team, because everyone produced a faultless effort. During qualifying both Manu and Matthieu showed their intrinsic speeds, whilst our race could not have gone more smoothly. The WEC is a high-ranked competition, which is why it is also an official FIA World Championship, and where the places are strongly fought out. As such battling it out up front in our GTE Am class is a top merit where everyone has to produce 100% of themselves. I would love to make an annotation of this year's race results. The comparison ratio with our colleagues in the other Porsche 911 as also the Ferrari is very good, however everyone can conclude that for Aston Martin, both in the technical BoP (Balance of Performance) field as also the interpretation of the drivers' qualifications, an adjustment is required. In GTE Am the starting point, with next to a professional driver per team, as also young drivers and gentlemen drivers, is in fact to produce a high evenly balanced fight, something that is not the case today. I am actually convinced that the policy makers will find a solution for this."

François Perrodo (Driver - #75 ProSpeed Porsche 911 RSR LM GTE Am)

ProSpeed WEC Shanghai14 Porsche911GT3RSR75 3"Personally I experienced a great race, where I proved my competitiveness up against my immediate rivals, namely the other gentlemen drivers. I contributed to the result and did what the team and my teammates expected of me. I'm also highly delighted with the Porsche's new version (type 991) with which we are now battling it out up front."

 

 

Matthieu Vaxivière (Driver - #75 ProSpeed Porsche 911 RSR LM GTE Am)

"ProSpeed WEC Shanghai14 Porsche911GT3RSR75 4My race was on a knife's edge; lap upon lap I produced fast times and during my stint climbed up into third spot. With each race I compete in with the Porsche I'm making a step forward and for me this competition is a brilliant schooling."

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