Porsche GT3 R Hybrid made its race premiere in the USA. The car started 43rd and finished 18th, making 350 laps – 889 miles (1430km).

The 911 GT3 R Hybrid competed in the unclassified GTH class for experimental cars, and went on to conquer this difficult circuit without any technical problems.

Porsche's head of motorsport Hartmut Kristen commented: "Once again we learned a lot from racing our hybrid car,"

"I'm proud that this innovative system ran over nine hours without a single problem. From our standpoint, it is equally as important that our development engineers have again collected a huge amount of important data.", Mr. Kristen added.

Porsche GT3 R Hybrid is powered by - a 4.0 liter six-cylinder petrol engine with 480PS (353 kW). The two electric motors produce up to 163PS (120kW).

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Statistics: 9th of 9 races in the American Le Mans Series in Road Atlanta, GA

Result LMP2 class

1. Brabham/Pagenaud/Franchitti (AUS/ F/GB), Honda ARX-01c, 383 laps 2. Graf/Maassen/Luhr (D/D/D), Porsche RS Spyder, 372 3. Nicolet/Da Rocha/Lafargue (F/F/F), Pescarolo P01 Judd, 359

Result GT class

1. Gavin/Magnussen/Collard (GB/DK/F), Chevrolet Corvette, 355 laps 2. Sharp/van Overbeek/Farnbacher (USA/USA/D), Ferrari 430 GT, 355 3. Vilander/Bruni (SF/I), Ferrari 430 GT, 354 5. Bergmeister/Long/Lieb (D/USA/D), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, 354 9. Law/Neiman/Holzer (USA/USA/D), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, 348 10. Sellers/Ragginger (USA/A), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, 347

Final standings GT class

Drivers

1. Jörg Bergmeister, Patrick Long, Porsche, 157 points 2. Gianmaria Bruni, Ferrari, 140 3. Bill Auberlen, Tommy Millner, BMW, 125 4. Jaime Melo, Ferrari, 115 5. Oliver Gavin, Chevrolet, 110 6. Jan Magnussen, Chevrolet, 103

Manufacturers

1. BMW, 158 points 2. Porsche, 157 3. Ferrari, 155 4. Chevrolet, 137

Teams

1. Rahal Letterman Racing, BMW, 158 points 2. Flying Lizard Motorsports, Porsche, 157 3. Risi Competizione, Ferrari, 150

Final standings LMP class

Drivers

1. David Brabham, Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 182 points 2. Klaus Graf, Porsche, 162 3. Jonny Cocker, Lola, 100 4. Chris Dyson, Lola, 98 5. Guy Smith, Lola, 92

Manufacturers

1. Honda, 182 points 2. Porsche, 162 3. Mazda, 98

Teams

1. Highcroft Racing, Honda, 182 points 2. Muscle Milk Team Cytosport, Porsche, 162 3. Drayson Racing, Lola, 100