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Porsche event draws 43 911 GT2 RSs to The Bend

By Chris Thompson, 29 Aug 2019 News

43 Porsche 911 GT2 RS customer event The Bend news

Porsche Australia holds the ultimate track day for Porsche 911 GT2 RS customers

If you own a Porsche 991.2 911 GT2 RS, you probably received an invite to Porsche’s most recent event. And if you accepted that invitation, you’d have been part of a 43-strong gathering of Porsche’s twin-turbo beasts.

Dozens of GT2 RSs descended upon The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia as part of a track day focused just on Stuttgart’s ‘Widowmaker’. Owners who accepted the invitation needed just show up on the day with their GT2 RS.

The day before driving was to take place, a Q&A session with Jim Richards, Tomas Mezera, and Lars Kern was on the cards after dinner.

Richards is known not only for a stint in Australia’s Carrera Cup, but also for his participation in Targa rallying driving Porsches.

Mezera (a naturalised Australian from Czechoslovakia) was not only the 1988 Bathurst 1000 winner (with Richards’ seven wins there were eight wins between them on stage), but also Brock’s 1000 co-driver for some of the 1990s, and now he’s running the Porsche Driving Experience program for the 15th year.

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Kern, on the other hand, is the Porsche test and racing driver whose most recent achievement is setting a blistering 7min 42sec lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

On the driving day, Richards and Kern took customers for hot laps in the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport, while customers were also given instruction on a few of The Bend’s layouts by Porsche Driving Experience mentors including Dean Canto, Luke Youlden, Steven Johnson, and Craig Baird.

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