Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific Selected Driver Yifei Ye put in a strong performance on his maiden race weekend with Porsche at the Dubai Autodrome in the Asian Le Mans Series (Asian LMS). Driving the Herberth Motorsport #33 Porsche 911 GT3 R alongside Antares Au and Klaus Bachler, Ye impressed with his speed, but results didn’t go the team’s way, finishing 12th on Saturday and being forced to retire on Sunday.
On just his second time driving the Porsche, Ye was able to enjoy plenty of track time at the 5.39 km circuit, allowing him to further refine his understanding of the car for maximum performance. On his Porsche race debut on Saturday, Ye completed a solid stint, consistently recording strong lap times.
The 21-year-old started the race on Sunday, making up several places in the opening laps. In the first hour, Ye managed to improve from 12th on the grid to second, before handing the car over to Hong Kong-based racer Au. Austrian Porsche Driver Bachler took the wheel for the final stint, before a mechanical issue ended the #33 Porsche’s race with an hour to go.
The #91 Herberth Motorsport car was the best Porsche performer in both races, finishing eighth in class in Race 1, while they crossed the line sixth in Race 2.