Porsche took its first victory in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup for nearly seven years at this season's opening round at Monza.
The Italian Dinamic Motorsport squad took the win on its series debut to claim the first Porsche win since the Nurburgring round of what was then known at the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Nurburgring in September 2012.
Dinamic drivers Klaus Bachler, Zaid Ashkanani and Andrea Rizzoli came through a rain-affected three-hour race that was interrupted by two safety-car periods to take a 14-second victory aboard the new-for-2019 second-generation 991-shape 911 GT3-R.
Bachler was closing on the leading Sainteloc Audi R8 LMS when Christopher Haase was hit by a left rear puncture with 25 minutes of the race left to run.
Former GP3 driver Ashkanani brought the car started from 22nd on the grid by Rizzoli into contention in the middle hour of the race.
The Kuwaiti was running third as the second and final round of pitstops began. Bachler quickly moved into second behind the Sainteloc Audi that Haase shared with Steven Palette and Simon Gachet.
The gap between the two leaders went up to as much as five seconds before Bachler started to make inroads into the Audi's advantage prior to its puncture.
Ashkanani: "I enjoyed my stint at lot, the car was amazing to drive.
"This was my first GT3 race, so it is amazing to win."
The FFF Racing team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo driven by team co-owner Andrea Caldarelli, Marco Mapelli and Dennis Lind took second place after dropping down the order when Lind had an minor off early in the race.
The Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 driven by Maro Engel, Yelmer Buurman and Luca Stolz took third from 14th on the grid.
Felipe Fraga brought the Auto Sport Promotion Mercedes he shared with Nico Bastian and Timur Bogulavskiy up to fourth in the final stint.
The Brazilian overtook the Black Falcon car shared by Hubert Haupt, Patrick Assenheimer and Gabriele Piana to take the lead in the Silver Cup class just eight laps before the chequered flag.
The lead ASP Mercedes ran at the front in Raffaele Marciello's hands in the middle hour of the race in what was ultimately an unsuccessful gamble on slick tyres.
Mirko Bortolotti led early on in best of the Grasser Lamborghinis before the car dropped down the order after Rolf Ineichen was sent out on slicks.
The ASP Mercedes and the Grasser Lamborghini both failed to finish the race, retiring with suspension and electrical issues respectively.
|1||A.Rizzoli, K.Bachler, Z.Ashkanani||Dinamic Motorsport||Porsche||77||3h00m08.926s|
|2||A.Caldarelli, M.Mapelli, D.Lind||Orange 1 FFF Racing Team||Lamborghini||77||14.852s|
|3||Y.Buurman, M.Engel, L.Stolz||Black Falcon||Mercedes||77||17.193s|
|4||T.Boguslavskiy, F.Fraga, N.Bastian||Akka ASP Team||Mercedes||77||17.527s|
|5||H.Haupt, P.Assenheimer, G.Piana||Black Falcon||Mercedes||77||18.063s|
|6||A.Buncombe, A.Soucek, M.Soulet||Bentley Team M-Sport||Bentley||77||19.218s|
|7||K.van der Linde, C.Schmid, N.Foster||Attempto Racing||Audi||77||27.755s|
|8||D.Werner, M.Campbell, D.Olsen||Rowe Racing||Porsche||77||30.543s|
|9||C.Ledogar, J.Adam, A.Watson||Garage 59||Aston Martin||77||37.832s|
|10||T.Proto, D.Menchaca, M.Beretta||Orange 1 FFF Racing Team||Lamborghini||77||42.853s|
|11||L.Mauron, G.Tweraser, A.Santamato||GRT Grasser Racing Team||Lamborghini||77||43.023s|
|12||J.Pepper, S.Kane, J.Gounon||Bentley Team M-Sport||Bentley||77||45.793s|
|13||M.McMurry, P.Frommenwiler, S.Moore||Jenson Team Rocket RJN||Honda||77||59.286s|
|14||F.Hutchison, K-L.Schramm, I.Pareras||Phoenix Racing||Audi||77||1m02.998s|
|15||S.Gachet, S.Palette, C.Haase||Sainteloc Racing||Audi||77||1m23.647s|
|16||M.Ramos, A.Amstutz, L.Machitski||Barwell Motorsport||Lamborghini||77||1m25.848s|
|17||P.Keen, G.Venturini, F.Perera||Orange 1 FFF Racing Team||Lamborghini||77||1m30.626s|
|18||D.Vanthoor, A.Riberas, E.P.Companc||Belgian Audi Club Team WRT||Audi||77||1m32.511s|
|19||J.Dennis, N.Thiim, M.Kirchhofer||R-Motorsport||Aston Martin||77||1m48.501s|
|20||C.Froggatt, C.Buncombe, J.Hui||Tempesta Racing||Ferrari||77||1m49.907s|
|21||M.Jaminet, R.Dumas, S.Muller||Rowe Racing||Porsche||76||1 Lap|
|22||L.Williamson, D.Gore, J.Hawksworth||Strakka Racing||Mercedes||76||1 Lap|
|23||D.Rigon, M.Aleshin, M.Molina||SMP Racing||Ferrari||76||1 Lap|
|24||S.Schothorst, P.Schothorst, M.Drudi||Attempto Racing||Audi||76||1 Lap|
|25||R.Salikhov, D.Perel, D.Bulatov||Rinaldi Racing||Ferrari||76||1 Lap|
|26||S.Mitchell, J.Witt, J.Pull||Barwell Motorsport||Lamborghini||76||1 Lap|
|27||C.Weerts, R.Breukers, R.Sanchez||Belgian Audi Club Team WRT||Audi||75||2 Laps|
|28||C.Lenz, S.Costantini, A.Forne||Raton Racing by Target||Lamborghini||75||2 Laps|
|29||F.Michal, P-Y.Paque, M.Winkelhock||Sainteloc Racing||Audi||75||2 Laps|
|30||A.West, C.Goodwin||Garage 59||Aston Martin||75||2 Laps|
|31||C-Y.Gosselin, P.Feligioni, R.Kuppens||Boutsen Ginion Racing||Lamborghini||75||2 Laps|
|32||F.Barthez, B.Delhez||Tech 1 Racing||Lexus||75||2 Laps|
|33||P.Ehret, M.Berry, J.M.Balbiani||Rinaldi Racing||Ferrari||75||2 Laps|
|34||C.Hook, S.Parrow, M.Lauck||Rinaldi Racing||Ferrari||75||2 Laps|
|35||S.Yoluc, A.Al Harthy, C.Eastwood||Oman Racing Team with TF Sport||Aston Martin||74||3 Laps|
|36||F.Scholze, J.Liebhauser, A.Lewandowski||HB Racing||Ferrari||74||3 Laps|
|37||M.Vaxiviere, M.Martin, M.Parry||R-Motorsport||Aston Martin||73||4 Laps|
|38||R.L.Vos, T.O.-Cole||RAM Racing||Mercedes||68||9 Laps|
|39||V.Abril, M.Meadows, R.Marciello||Mercedes-AMG Team Akka ASP||Mercedes||67||10 Laps|
|40||M.Bortolotti, R.Ineichen, C.Engelhart||GRT Grasser Racing Team||Lamborghini||62||15 Laps|
|-||K.Ojjeh, P.Steveny, M.Rostan||Boutsen Ginion Racing||BMW||49||Retirement|
|-||J-L.Beaubelique, M.Ricci, J.Pla||Akka ASP Team||Mercedes||41||Retirement|
|-||R.Monti, D.Stoneman, S.Gattuso||Ombra Racing||Lamborghini||37||Retirement|
|-||N.Hommerson, L.Machiels, A.Bertolini||Spirit of Race||Ferrari||11||Retirement|
|-||D.Roda, G.Cipriani, M.Antonelli||Antonelli Motorsport||Mercedes||11||Retirement|
|-||D.Pierce, R.Smith, S.Morris||Team Parker Racing||Bentley||7||Retirement|
|-||S.Davies, A.MacDowall, P.Petit||Belgian Audi Club Team WRT||Audi||0||Withdrawn|
|-||B.Goethe, S.Hall, J.Grogor||GPX Racing||Porsche||0||Withdrawn|