In the Australian GT this year John Martin and Arron Tebb driving for team Walkinshaw GT3, in the only Porsche 911 GT3-R running the field. This 2016 model, has the 4.0L Boxer engine, direct fuel injection, multi valve variable timing turning 9000 RPM! The team is getting off to a great season, at Barbagallo during race two the 911 placed third coming 4 sec behind an McLaren 650S GT3, this Porsche is a monster!
911 GT3-R out on the track
Barbagallo – Race 2
2016 Australian GT at Barbagallo and team Walkinshaw takes 3rd.
“Reflecting the support we receive from the factory we wanted to link with the Porsche brand and integrate their branding into the Walkinshaw GT3 program; what better way to debut the car then with a current Porsche design synonymous with the brand around the world,” said Mathew Nilsson, Team Manager Walkinshaw GT3.
Motorsport Manager for Porsche Australia Kurt Sakzewski says Porsche Australia is pleased to see its Porsche Intelligent Performance branding reflected on the car. “Porsche Australia is proud to be debuting the first 911 GT3R in Australia so I think the livery is a very fitting choice for its debut. There has been a huge build up to the car’s arrival on Australian shores and we have worked closely with Walkinshaw in the lead up to their entry into the Australian GT category.”
The team’s update at Facebook.