PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 26, 2011) – Co-drivers Bryce Miller and Sascha Maassen earned their second consecutive top-10 result in the extremely competitive American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón GT class with a 10th-place run in the Paul Miller Racing No. 48 Chopard/Marquis Jet/TOTAL/IPC Porsche 911 GT3 RSR last weekend in the Grand Prix of Mosport.
Bryce Miller qualified the Yokohama-shod No. 48 Porsche 11th on the GT grid at the ultra fast 2.459-mile Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on Saturday. On race day, Miller made his way to 10th on the opening lap of the race and the black, silver and white Porsche would spend most of the two-hour and 45-minute race inside the top-10 positions.
In fact, Miller got all the way to eighth place by the time he pitted to turn the car over to Maassen after 75 laps of hard work. Maassen rejoined the fight in 10th place but he too ran as high as eighth before settling into ninth as the laps wound down.
With two laps remaining, the German brought the No. 48 Porsche back onto pit lane for one final splash of fuel to preserve a 10th-place result. The top-10 performance north of the border followed a season-best run of sixth by Miller and Maassen two weeks earlier at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.
“We are really happy to have finished 10th,” said Bryce Miller. “We took some risks and tried some different things with the setup before the race to find a better lap time and changed the tire compounds at the pit stop which worked quite well. This is information we can take with us to the next races.”
Next up for the No. 48 Chopard/Marquis Jet/TOTAL/IPC Porsche 911 GT3 RSR team is the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. That two-hour and 45-minute event is scheduled for Saturday, August 6.
Paul Miller Racing is among the top GT teams competing in North American sports car road racing. In 2011, the team will contest the full American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, as well as the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team enjoys a long-standing relationship with Porsche and competes with the support of four international sponsors in Chopard, Marquis Jet, IPC Information Systems and TOTAL Lubricants.
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