James/Farnbacher Score Second GTD Triumph In Porsche
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James/Farnbacher Score Second GTD Triumph In Porsche

From IMSA.com

All cylinders were firing for Alex Job Racing in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, both on and off the track. Shortly after the green flag, Porsche and Alex Job Racing announced that the first two new Porsche 911 GT3 R racecars have been ordered for TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition on behalf of WeatherTech Racing and Team Seattle. Both teams will compete in the GTD class and are the first to announce their intentions to compete in the TUDOR Championship full-time in 2016.

Running in the sixth position, Ian James pitted under green early in the race. The first full-course caution came out one lap following his stop. While the GTD leaders pitted for the lone pit stop of the race, co-driver Mario Farnbacher found himself in the lead. He never looked back, leading the remainder of the race. The quickest lap of 1:33.086 for the team came on lap 45 of 57 circuits.


Coming in second place were Christina Nielsen and James Davison in the No. 007 Royal Purple/Orion Energy/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin Vantage. Davison closed the race out for the pair, finishing 2.679 seconds behind Farnbacher.


Dion von Moltke started the No. 48 castrol EDGE Audi LMS on the pole for Paul Miller Racing. Co-driver Christopher Haase finished third, he set the quickest GTD lap of the race on lap 53 at 1:32.628.


The No. 33 ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R of Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen was competitive for much of the race but was forced to retire after encountering a mechanical issue on lap 22, resulting in the first of three caution periods..