Porsche tackles Le Mans again with 4 works cars

Posted on 08. Dec, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

At a 87th book of a 24-hour competition during Le Mans, Porsche will again margin 4 works vehicles. The dual Porsche GT Teams from a FIA WEC and a IMSA Weathertech Championship any debate a span of ca. 510 hp GT racers from Weissach. The cockpit of a #91 automobile is common by Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki. The #92 automobile is helmed by a pretension defenders Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor. Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber take adult a competition in a array 93 car. Sharing pushing duties in a 911 RSR with a starting array 94 are a youngsters Sven Müller, Mathieu Jaminet and Dennis Olsen. As in 2018, patron teams contesting a GTE-Am classes will also be strongly. For a initial time in a story of a FIA World Endurance Championship, a 24 Hours of Le Mans outlines a deteriorate culmination of a championship.

Porsche focuses on smoothness in a works motorist squad. All bureau drivers who were partial of a group in 2018 are also underneath agreement for 2019. The same relates to all Porsche Young Professionals. The usually visitor to a group is a Porsche Junior Jaxon Evans. The 22-year-old New Zealander is a reigning champion of a Porsche Carrera Cup Australia and came out on tip during a shootout opposite 10 other gifted youngsters from general one-make crater series. A sum of 24 drivers make adult a patrol for 2019.

Porsche will again tackle a IMSA WeatherTech Championship with dual 911 RSR in 2019. The partnership with Core Autosport has been extended for another 3 years. As in a past, a cockpit of a array 911 automobile is common by Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet. They will be assimilated during a quite prolonged races in Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and during Petit Le Mans by Frédéric Makowiecki. The No. 912 sister automobile is manned by a unchanging organisation of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor. These dual accept subsidy during a continuation classics from Mathieu Jaminet.

Porsche continues a complete support of patron teams in worldwide GT3 racing series. The new 911 GT3 R featuring quite fit aerodynamics and significantly softened driveability will be fielded for a initial time. Porsche Motorsport has sole 45 units of this patron competition racer. In 2019, clever three-man crews will competition all rounds of a Intercontinental GT Challenge and a Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup: Romain Dumas, Sven Müller and Mathieu Jaminet as good as Dirk Werner, Dennis Olsen and Matt Campbell. In a Blancpain GT World Challenge America and a ADAC GT Masters, Porsche also supports during slightest dual vehicles run by patron squads in a pro-category. Customer support will also be given during a array of inhabitant array and comparison events.

The winning Manthey-Racing group aims to urge a pretension during a 24-hour competition on a Nürburgring in 2019. Backed by a bureau for this campaign, a patrol from Meuspath, Germany, will tackle a competition with dual new 911 GT3 R. The winning party of 2018 stays unchanged, with Richard Lietz, Frédéric Makowiecki, Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy pity a cockpit of a rear-engine car. In a sister vehicle, Earl Bamber joins army with a Le Mans winning trio, Michael Christensen, Kévin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor. Moreover, Porsche assists a array of other teams with drivers and also provides technical and vital support.

The inheritor to a winning Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport will applaud a universe premiere on Jan 3, 2019, during a “Roar before Daytona” tests. The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a initial ever prolongation competition automobile with physique tools that are sustainably manufactured: a front hood, doors and back wing are all done of natural-fibre combination material. Three weeks after a launch, a new clubsport racer will make a competition entrance during a 24 Hours of Daytona. The GT4 rounds off a clubsport family of Porsche Motorsport, that includes a 911 GT2 RS Clubsport and 935 models.

From Jan 1, 2019, Fritz Enzinger assumes a altogether government of Porsche Motorsport, that in further to GT racing will also embody Formula E in a arriving season. Until now, Enzinger was obliged for a government of a LMP1 plan and in Feb 2018 also took on a purpose as conduct of Group Motorsport. The former Vice President of Motorsport, Frank-Steffen Walliser, who has hold this position given 2014, will pierce into a dialect of a CEO, where he will be obliged for a 718 and 911 sports automobile indication lines.

The Porsche Cup, a esteem for a world’s many successful private Porsche driver, again goes to Christian Ried (39). The racing driver/owner of Dempsey Proton Racing was awarded a desired esteem by Dr Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of a Supervisory Board during Porsche AG. In addition, Ried takes home a Porsche valued during some-more than 120,000 Euro. Thanks to his successes in a FIA WEC and a European Le Mans Series, he warranted 10,348 points over a past deteriorate during a circle of a Porsche 911 RSR. Second-placed Robert Renauer, a 2016 leader of a Porsche Cup, can demeanour brazen to esteem income totalling 30,000 Euro. For third place, Julien Andlauer from France wins 25,000 Euro. The Porsche Cup, formed on an thought of Ferry Porsche, has been awarded given 1970.

Earl Bamber (28), New Zealand
Jörg Bergmeister (42), Germany
Timo Bernhard (37), Germany
Gianmaria Bruni (37), Italy
Michael Christensen (28), Denmark
Romain Dumas (40), France
Kévin Estre (30), France
Brendon Hartley (29), New Zealand
Neel Jani (35), Switzerland
Richard Lietz (34), Austria
Patrick Long (37), USA
André Lotterer (37), Germany
Frédéric Makowiecki (38), France
Sven Müller (26), Germany
Patrick Pilet (37), France
Nick Tandy (34), Great Britian
Laurens Vanthoor (27), Belgien
Dirk Werner (37), Germany

Young Professionals
Matteo Cairoli (22), Italy
Matt Campbell (23), Australia
Mathieu Jaminet (24), France
Dennis Olsen (22), Norway

Juniors
Julien Andlauer (19), France
Jaxon Evans (22), New Zealand

FIA World Endurance Championship

911 RSR
#91Gianmaria Bruni
Richard Lietz    

911 RSR #92
Michael Christensen   
Kévin Estre

24 Hours of Le Mans

911 RSR #91     
Gianmaria Bruni
Richard Lietz
Frédéric Makowiecki

911 RSR #92
Michael Christensen
Kévin Estre
Laurens Vanthoor

911 RSR #93       
Earl Bamber
Patrick Pilet
Nick Tandy

911 RSR #94       
Sven Müller
Mathieu Jaminet
Dennis Olsen

IMSA WeatherTech Championship

911 RSR #911
Patrick Pilet
Nick Tandy
Frédéric Makowiecki (North American Endurance Cup)

911 RSR #912        
Earl Bamber
Mathieu Jaminet (North American Endurance Cup)

Nürburgring 24 Hours, Team Manthey Racing

911 GT3 R              
Earl Bamber
Michael Christensen
Kévin Estre    
Laurens Vanthoor

911 GT3 R            
Richard Lietz
Frédéric Makowiecki
Patrick Pilet
Nick Tandy

Intercontinental GT Challenge and Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

911 GT3 R           
Romain Dumas
Sven Müller
Mathieu Jaminet

911 GT3 R            
Dirk Werner
Dennis Olsen
Matt Campbell

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