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Mark Webber Hustles the GT2 RS Clubsport Around Bathurst

In a world of clean-cut, politically correct sportsmen, Mark Webber is refreshingly honest, humorous, and occasionally a bit rude. Webber is candid and transparent in front of the camera, which makes his love for the Porsche marque all the more special; he’s never playing the insincere corporate spokesman.

With a two-day beard and an open-faced helmet, Webber hops into the fearsome GT2 RS Clubsport and threads the track toy around Mt. Panorama with the smooth style which made him such a success. As part of the Bathurst 12 Hour, Webber ran a series of demonstration laps in the GT2 RS Clubsport.

Webber posing against 1 of the 200 GT2 RS Clubsports.

Though he hadn’t driven the track since 1995, when he raced there in Formula Ford, Webber clearly got up to speed quickly and had no problems brushing the barriers coming over the hill. In fact, the speeds he reached down the Conrod Straight dwarfed whatever the Formula Ford could muster.

“The last time I drove at Bathurst was 24 years ago in the Formula Ford. Driving now on this wonderful circuit with this sports car was a sensational experience for me,” says the world endurance champion of 2015. “It’s incredible how much punch the engine has. Although I wasn’t driving at the maximum racing speed, I still reached 296 km/h at the end of the straight. Crazy!”

Even driving below the limit, Webber hit 183 miles an hour down the Conrod Straight.

Even after an illustrious career in the world’s fastest cars, the GT2 RS Clubsport still wows the gritty Aussie—a testament to the seriousness of the build. Webber may have retired from competition in 2016, but it’s clear that he’s not quite ready to give up on the thrill of driving some of the greatest cars in the world.

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Porsche annonce son programme sportif 2019

Porsche a profité de sa traditionnelle Night of Champions, hier au soir, pour dévoiler son programme sportif de la saison 2019. C’est sans doute l’annonce la plus importance à retenir du programme sportif 2019 de Porsche : le constructeur alignera de nouveau quatre 911 RSR GTE au départ des 24 Heures du Mans 2019 qui […]

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Mark Webber Shows a Tennis Legend the Quick Way Around Silverstone in a GT3 RS

With 11-time Grand Slam champion Rod Laver sitting shotgun, Mark Webber showcases his textbook-smooth driving, his dry wit, and his affability. These qualities help convey some of the sensations that a professional racing driver experiences on a regular basis, and some of the exhilaration that makes someone want to strap themselves into a 500-horsepower supercar. It’s enough to put a mile-wide smile on Laver’s face.

Always a cool customer, the octogenarian tennis legend listens calmly as Webber relays the basics of road course racing and demonstrates the absurd stick and speed of the GT3 RS. Webber’s smooth style converts Laver’s initial expressions of shock and awe into joy. There’s a special mixture of comfort and concern that anyone riding in a thoroughbred sports car with a world-class driver gets to experience.

Though this conversation is occasionally drowned out from the roar of the 4.0-liter engine, the two have obvious rapport. Their sincere, broad smiles demonstrate they’re both on something of the same wavelength while negotiating the technical Porsche Experience Center at Silverstone, despite the obvious difference in experience. Chalk some of that up to a wonderful teacher—and a pupil whose mind is still open to new experiences despite spending eight decades on this earth.

The two Aussie sporting legends beam before leaving the pits.

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WEC – Deuxième et troisième place aux 6 Heures de Shanghai pour la Porsche GT Team

Les deux Porsche 911 RSR alignées par l’équipe Porsche GT ont terminé sur le podium du Championnat du monde des voitures de sport FIA WEC à Shanghai. Les fortes pluies ont provoqué une course agitée et ont entraîné de nombreuses phases de voitures de sécurité, de drapeaux rouges et de nombreux changements de position sur …

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WEC – Les Porsche 911 RSR en 4ème et 8ème positions sur la grille de départ des 6 Heures de Shanghai

Le Français Kévin Estre et le Danois Michael Christensen ont ​​qualifié la Porsche 911 RSR n°92 à la quatrième place de la grille pour la cinquième manche du Championnat du monde des voitures de sport WEC. Les deux hommes ont parcouru le circuit international de Shanghai, long de 5,451 kilomètres, en 1:59,031 minutes, sous un …

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