Production record lap at Michelin Raceway for Porsche

March 27, 2019

Production record lap at Michelin Raceway for Porsche

March 27, 2019

Porsche’s record setting 911 GT2 RS set another production lap record at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Using road-legal and Porsche-approved Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R N0 tires, Randy Pobst took the Porsche to a best time of 1:24.88 around the 2.54-mile circuit (Porsche’s video linked here). Michelin Raceway’s new name took effect starting in 2019. The track announced the name change in October.

The accomplishment was especially significant for Porsche. The Braselton, Ga. facility is just north of its U.S. headquarters, and Porsche Experience Center, in Atlanta.

All photos: Porsche

“We are thrilled to set the production car lap record at this iconic track located just 60 miles from our U.S. headquarters in Atlanta – a track that holds so many great memories for Porsche, such as the overall victory with the 911 RSR at Petit Le Mans in 2015,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America.

Pobst and fellow veteran race winning sports car driver David Donohue drove. Donohue in particular hailed the grip level of the Sport Cup 2 R tires.

“It was an incredible experience. The traction coming out of a corner, the tireless brakes, the grip generated by the downforce and the tires, and of course the tremendous power made it possible. The 911 GT2 RS is not just very capable, but also very approachable,” Donohue said in a Porsche release.

Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS set a production record lap at the Nurburgring last year.

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