June’s twice-around-the-clock classic at Le Mans was not particularly kind to the contingent of 911 GT3 RSRs. Among eight entries across two classes (GTE-Professional and GTE-Amateur), only one Porsche managed a podium position, the #70 Larbre Competition entry in GTE-Am (Belloc, Bourret, Gibon).
That doesn’t tell the whole story, though. Both the Felbermayr-Proton #77 (Henzler, Lieb, Lietz) and the Flying Lizard Motorsports #80 (Bergmeister, Luhr, Long) spent time in the top-three positions in GTE-Pro class, before niggling problems and/or just…not…quite…enough pace dropped them to fourth and sixth respectively, sandwiching the #76 IMSA Performance Matmut 911 (Armindo, Narac, Pilet). And in GTE-Am, the #81 Lizard entry (Law, Neiman, Pumpelly) led much of the race before suffering a terminal mechanical failure in the 18th hour.
Oh well…if “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts…
Still, Excellence contributor Bob Chapman was there to capture the action with his assortment of cameras. We hope you enjoy some of his photography.