Super Street Network

 |   |   |  LOEB DEBUTS MARTINI RACING PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP RACER

LOEB DEBUTS MARTINI RACING PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP RACER

Loeb fails to win - shock

Greg Emmerson
May 14, 2013
SHARE

As the most successful man in motorsport, Sébastien Loeb has the golden touch. So everybody had high expectations of his debut race in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup series that accompanies the F1 series through Europe.

As we previously reported at www.europeancarweb.com, Loeb was driving a new Martini-liveried Porsche GT3 Cup racer for his first race - a car built to celebrate the Italian drink company's 150th anniversary.

Arriving at Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona for the opening round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup fresh from his World Rally Champion win in Argentina, Loeb got straight down to business.

Having only driven the car twice before, the rally legend qualified 13th on a 27-car grid during Saturday's 30min qualifying session and went on to take 11th place in Sunday's 14-lap race.

Sébastien Loeb said: "During the first laps I was somewhat cautious. I know how easy it is to get tangled up in a skirmish with such a close field. I wasn't able to get much further ahead. When you have so many strong drivers ahead of you who are all going the same speed there is not much chance to overtake. Still, it was huge fun. As the weekend went on I felt increasingly better in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and now I'm looking forward to the race in Monaco. There, the qualifying is more important of course and hopefully I can start from a little further up the grid."

140513martini a Photo 2/2   |   140513martini a
SHARE ARTICLE
By Greg Emmerson
1077 Articles

RELATED ARTICLES

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

New Model Set to Debut at the New York Auto Show
Jason UdyMar 5, 2015
The Koenigsegg Regera made its official debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, and it’s a doozy.
Erick AyapanaMar 5, 2015
New racer gets tech from Audi's LMP and DTM cars.
Erick AyapanaMar 5, 2015
Formula D Thursday Night Drift practice sessions at Irwindale Speedway return March 12
Andrew BeckfordMar 4, 2015
Watch it. You might need to know this stuff if you get rich someday.
Elana ScherrMar 3, 2015

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP