This weekend's "BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach" (yes, that is the event's full name), ended with one Porsche 911 RSR in the penalty box, and the other at the top of the podium. It was a strange set of circumstances that led to such a result, and if you didn't catch the race, you'll want to read along to see just how that happened. …Continue to the full article
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Recent Posts from: Fred Mako
Buy Some Porsche Motorsport Memorabilia To Benefit The Justin Wilson Fund!
Thanks to some very generous donations from a few Porsche drivers over the last few days, there are a bunch of new P-car centric listings in the Justin Wilson Memorial Charity Auction over on eBay. There are a small handful of Le Mans race suits that really need to join your Porsche collection. And there's the added benefit of it being for a good …Continue to the full article
Cool Animated GIF Captures Factory Porsche 911 RSR During Spin At COTA
The nice folks at Michelin invited me down to Austin’s Circuit of The Americas for a full race weekend highlighted by the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The last time I was in Austin, Texas was a September, about 20 years ago. I remember some great bars, some friendly locals and scorching temperatures. …Continue to the full article
Why Porsche Added A 3rd Factory 911 RSR To The Line-up At COTA
There are just two races left in this season's Tudor United SportsCar Championship (the Lone Star Le Mans and Petit Le Mans) in which Porsche holds the narrowest of leads against their competitors (just 2 points over the Corvettes, 3 over the Vipers and 4 over the BMWs). Last week Porsche announced a driver line-up shuffle to help their cause in …Continue to the full article
Porsche Factory Driver Profile – Who is Frédéric Makowiecki?
There is an old adage that implores "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em". In this case, I think Porsche may have been using "If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em", as that's exactly what they've done with Fred Mako. The Frenchman was inducted to the Porsche Werks team for this year after spending the 2013 season with the Aston Martin Racing team, …Continue to the full article