Porsche feels hard done by finishing 3.8sec behind the leaders in eighth place after qualifying in the LM GTE Pro class at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Especially because head of motorsport Frank Walliser said the manufacturer’s team, and the Porsche 911 RSR they are racing, are “perfect”.

To recap, the pole-winning Ford GT set a best lap of 3min 51.185sec, whereas the quickest Porsche did 3min 54.918sec.

“The feedback from the drivers was that this is the best car they’ve ever received for Le Mans,” Walliser said at the Porsche press conference ahead of the race.

“Then you find yourself 3.8sec behind in eighth position. It makes it really difficult. You come to a point when you think it’s not your team.”