Maybe Porsche should withdraw from racing more often if the Texas World Endurance Cup race is of any importance. With its fourth consecutive race win – seizing a one-two victory in Austin, Texas, the Porsche LMP Team extended its world championship lead. Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ), the championship leading Le Mans winners, crossed the finish line first at the Circuit of The Americas.
The result was the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s 17th race win and the seventh one-two victory since its debut in 2014. Porsche now has eleven fastest race laps to its tally. It’s trying to complete prototype’s career on top in its final season this year as Porsche withdraws for WEC following sister brand Audi as collateral damage in the spinout and financial rollover multi-car crash that is the ongoing Volkswagen diesel emissions fraud debacle.