Paul Miller Racing
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Long-time, decorated Porsche factory driver with three Series titles to his name – two GT and one LMP2. ... Will share Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with Bryce Miller.
Excellent debut on Dunlop tires at Sebring with top five finish for Bryce Miller, Sascha Maassen and Rob Bell. ... Miller and Maassen inherit fifth on the Long Beach grid when GT qualifying is rained out. Maassen required to make one penalty stop in pit lane. Duo finishes eighth. ...Miller and Maassen finsih 10th at Mazda Raceway. ...Quiet race for Miller and Maassen at Lime Rock Park. Miller starts Porsche in eighth and Maassen brings car home in eighth. ...With the excpetion of one penalty stop, a trouble-free race for Miller/Maassen and a fifth-place finish. ...Miller starts car at Mid-Ohio and Maassen brings car home in ninth. It is the 100th career ALMS start fo Maassen. ...Miller and Maassen steadily make up ground in the race to go from 10th to fifth at Road America, tying the team's best 2012 finish to-date. ...Miller and Maassen keep their nose clean at Baltimore and finish ninth. ...Miller starts car at VIR and must pit early for a flat tire. Team hit with two pit lane violations while Maassen is behind the wheel before handing car back to Miller who comes to a stop on course with a dead battery. Team retires.
Partnered with Bryce Miller for Paul Miller Racing's GT class debut with the No. 48 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. ...Team made steady progress throughout the season, breaking through at the Baltimore Grand Prix for a team-high finish of fourth. ... Miller/Maassen end the season 13th in GT drivers championship.
At Sebring, earned long-awaited first prototype victory at 12 Hours with Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder. Drove with Greg Pickett/Klaus Graf and took advantage of electrical problems for class-leading Highcroft ARX-01c. … At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, placed second overall in CytoSport Porsche with Graf/Memo Gidley after latter spun on restart and had to pit for repairs. ... At Petit Le Mans, drove with Graf/Lucas Luhr to runner-up LMP2 finish in last race for Porsche prototype. Entry ran on just seven cylinders and as a result was down on power.
At Petit Le Mans, made first start of season in tandem with Klaus Graf in Cytosport Porsche. Started from pit lane (due to changing the starting driver from Pickett to Graf), Porsche claimed its third consecutive podium with a third place finish at Petit Le Mans. Team discovered water found itself mixed with fuel causing the engine to stall; the team filtered out the contaminated fuel and made a strong finish before rain caused premature end.
Part of Penske Racing prototype effort for third straight season. Teamed with Patrick Long for full season. … At Sebring, added Ryan Briscoe to lineup but was only driver in car before retiring after just 29 laps due to overheating issues. … At St. Petersburg, with Long finished in third place in LMP2 and sixth overall but the duo received three-point championship point deduction following Long`s late race contact. … At Long Beach, entry led overall early before falling back to fifth overall and thirdi n P2. … At Salt Lake City, came up short in attempt for second straight overall win. Finished second in class and second overall. … At Lime Rock, ran for podium position throughout race. Had shunt with other prototype on final lap and the No. 6 finished in thrid place in class and overall. … At Mid-Ohio, ran with new Porsche direct fuel injection engine and finished just off the podium in fourth place. … At Road America, was in running for podium position but a late race yellow flag caused the Long/Maassen duo to finish in fourth place in class. … At Mosport, started eighth off grid and finished third in class for first podium finish since Lime Rock. … At Road Atlanta, took second consecutive third place finish as Porsche took top four positions in P2. Teamed with Long/Emmanuel Collard to win prototype portion of inaugural Green Challenge. … At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, both drivers suffered misfortune with a crash and an off to end season with eighth-place P2 finish.
Helped team secure class championship with three class victories, including two overall wins. ... With Australian Ryan Briscoe, the duo finished second in driver`s championship behind teammates Timo Bernhard/Romain Dumas. ... At Sebring, teamed with Briscoe/Emmanuel Collard for eighth in P2 after broken brake line and electronic issues hindered trio early. ... At St. Petersburg, teamed with Briscoe for season`s first win to lead Penske 1-2 finish in P2 despite early-race penalty on Briscoe (avoidable contact). ... At Long Beach, part of Series history with overall Porsche podium sweep. Drove home second behind Bernhard/Dumas. ... At Houston, led early on but lost a lap during caution period and finished third in class. ... At Utah, recorded first overall win in career. Battled the Audis for the third overall win from the LMP2 category. ... At Lime Rock, took the lead from sister Penske Porsche with 25 minutes left in race to capture second straight overall win. ... At Mid-Ohio, led at the one-hour mark before falling to second behind sister Penske entry. ... At Road America, finished second in class behind sister Porsche RS Spyder and fourth overall. ... At Mosport, finished second in LMP2 and third overall. ... At Detroit, finished eighth after pole-position start. Lost rear wing after contact at mid-race. ... At Petit Le Mans, entry led shy of halfway but sustained damage after contact with No. 44 Flying Lizard Porsche. Trio of Maassen/Briscoe/Collard came home fifth in class. ... At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, qualified on overall pole position for first time in career and drove to runner-up spot in class and fourth overall.
Returned to championship form with Penske and Porsche in first full-time duty since 2003 championship season, this time in LMP2 ranks. ... Won three times, posted a pair of class poles and never finished off the podium. ... Finished first or second in nine of 10 starts. ... Left race at Sebring with 45 minutes left and leading in class with alternator/battery woes to finish second in P2. ... Fell behind at Houston with flat tire and retired with drivetrain failure before coming home second overall and in class at Mid-Ohio behind Bernhard/Dumas. ... Second in class and third overall at Lime Rock after on track collision. ...Won for first time in 2006 at Utah and finished 0.31 seconds behind overall winning Audi. ... Blown engine retired Porsche late with runner-up finish. ... Won with Bernhard at Road America and finished second at Mosport. ... Won again at Petit Le Mans with Bernhard/Collard before runner-up finish at Laguna Seca to share P2 title with Luhr.
Dropped out at Sebring (engine) in Alex Job Porsche before running seventh in GT2 with Tony Burgess. ... Spent bulk of summer and fall in Europe testing Porsche RS Spyder. ... With RS Spyder debut at Laguna Seca, reeled off blistering track record run for class pole and dominated P2 class for race win.
Third driver with Bernhard/Joerg Bergmeister for Alex Job Racing GT entry that won GT at Sebring. ... Paired with Leo Hindery in YES! Network Porsche at Mosport for ninth-place class finish and 13th at Road America. ... Won at Petit Le Mans with Bernhard/Bergmeister but was eighth with Luhr/Hindery at Laguna Seca.
Third season with Alex Job Racing produced five GT class race wins and a second straight class driving championship. ... Started by winning at Sebring with Luhr for third straight year. ... Won again at Infineon and Trois-Rivieres, then two straight at Laguna Seca and Miami late in season. ... Laguna win clinched the driving title for the German duo while the Miami win was Maassen`s milestone 20th in the Series.
Dominating year for Luhr/Maassen as they won the GT class in seven of the 10 races for Alex Job Racing and class championship. ... Took second straight Sebring win together. ... Won at Infineon Raceway and resumed but were beaten in next two events. ... Resumed winning ways at Washington then took checkered flag on street circuit at Trois-Rivieres. ... Closed season with three wins at Laguna Seca, Miami and Petit Le Mans.
Maassen/Luhr were united at Alex Job Racing for the first time and won in first race together at Texas then followed with their first Sebring win. ... Were winless the rest of the year as new BMW M3 GTR dominated the GT class. ... Finished second at Portland.
Drove Dick Barbour Racing Porsche with legendary Bob Wollek. Won five times. ... First victory came at Charlotte after a 10th place finish at Sebring due to a crash. ... Won again at Silverstone at England and later took back-to-back triumphs at Portland and Petit Le Mans before winning at Las Vegas.
Made Series debut a spectacular one as he joined Alex Job Racing in a third-driver role for the Petit Le Mans and won the 1,000-mile event with Dirk Mueller/Cort Wagner. ... Also raced at Laguna Seca in a Porsche with co-driver Hans Jorg Hofer but retired from the race due to gearbox failure.