Photo of the weekend

Photo coming from the Road Atlanta circuit at Braselton, United States, where Porsche again made some giant-killing history on track.

The end of the 2015 season of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship saw a Petit Le Mans occurring in pretty unlikely conditions, as rain poured for various days in a row. One by one the cars on track were spinning, going off-track or even hitting the wall, bringing a lot of full course yellow flags. When the track condition was deemed to be unsafe to continue the race, a period of red flag was called to give time to the track personnel to take care of the situation.

The race continued until the 8-hour mark, when IMSA decided to call it a day and gave the checkered with two hours left of racing. The curious fact is that the first car to receive the checkered wasn’t a Daytona Prototype or even a Le Mans Prototype, as Porsche gave the first win to an LMGTE and a GT car at Petit Le Mans, repeating the feat of the TRG Porsche that prevailed over the prototype competition at the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona. The 991-based 911 RSR was clearly the king in the wet track, as even the No. 31 Action Express Corvette DP couldn’t hold the charging German machine in na unbelievable overtake, driven by Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz.

Behind the factory Porsche squad, the No. 24 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTLM, driven by John Edwards, Lucas Luhr and Jens Klingmann, tried what they could but they conquered the second place without even pose a threat to the winners. The first prototype only appeared in third place, as the No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP, driven by João Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais clinched their second straight TUSC title.

PHOTO: TUDOR United Sportscar Championship