Walter Lechner on Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East
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Porsche Video Details How Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge is Prepared

As the 2009-2010 winner of Porsche GT3 Middle East Championship, Abdulaziz Al Faisal targets a double race victory in Bahrain to round off his triumphant campaign in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East and Lechner Racing's Walter Lechner takes the readers behind the scenes, showing what it takes to prepare and run such a big racing weekend.

In a four-minute video Walter describes how they bring the Porsche cars in trucks, empty them, park them in specifically-allocated garages and how slow the racing takes shape. The first thing the team looks from the moment the cars arrive is to make sure that the cars are in the same shape they were when they were loaded in the truck. The team makes sure there are no lose bolts, if the car is clean and a lot of technical details making sure they are ready for the race.

The technical team does the basic setup of the car ready for the first practice. Yet, the drivers are allowed to change the basic setup depending on the local environment.

After everything is checked, the qualifying starts. The qualifying for the race is done on a used set of tires, but during the actual race the cars use a new set of tires.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East has 12 rounds of racing action ranging from Dubai Autodrome to Yas Marina Circuit in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi to Bahrain International Circuit and Reem International Circuit outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The championship has already established itself as one of the most professional one-make series in the Middle East's busy regional racing calendar. Launched in December 2009, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East is enjoying its third season in 2012.

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