WEC: That was Le Mans 2019

Posted on 17. Jun, 2019 by in Porsche Canada

3:00 pm

The Porsche works drivers Michael Christensen from Denmark and Kévin Estre (France) are a new universe champions of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The 2018 Le Mans winners claimed a pretension after finishing a 87th using of a world’s toughest continuation competition on position 10. Christensen and Estre common a cockpit of a No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR with a Belgian Laurens Vanthoor. 

“Congratulations to Michael and Kévin on winning a drivers’ universe championship,” says Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. “We can demeanour behind on a ideal year, in that we cumulative all GTE-Pro titles in a FIA WEC. The whole group and all of a Porsche works drivers have achieved during a tip turn during a 2018/2019 Super Season. The Porsche 911 RSR was a benchmark. Ideally for a entrance season, we aim to build on these achievements with a new car.”

In a GTE-Am class, a Porsche patron group Project 1 won a championship with works motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany), Egidio Perfetti (Norway) and American Patrick Lindsey.

2:15 pm

The final motorist change for Porsche 911 RSR No. 91. Kevin Estre finishes a competition in No. 92.

2:01 pm

The final hour of a competition has begun. With a Porsche 911 RSR in second and third place (91/93) as good as 9 and 10 (94/92).

1:06 pm

The final dual hours of a competition have now begun. The Porsche 911 RSR No. 91 is in second place.

12:51 pm

Behind a scenes: Michael Christensen (92) giving an interview.

12:10 pm

Kévin Estre (92) talks about a competition after 21 hours.

Kévn Estre, race, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG



12:01 pm

The final 3 hours of a competition have started.


911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

11:48 am

The Porsche 911 RSR No. 93, now in third place, was imposed a 10 seconds time penalty.

11:20 am

Scenes from GTE Pro

911 RSR (94), race, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG



11:15 am

10 Seconds chastisement for Porsche 911 RSR No. 91.

9.34 am

With reduction than 6 hours left, we’re confronting a final phase.

8.33 am

Behind a scenes: An talk with Kévin Estre (92) and Sport1.

8.02 am

Hour 17: Porsche GT Team (93) is on a third place behind AF Corse (51) and Corvette Racing (63).

7.31 am

Waking adult during Le Mans! It is going on.

7.01 am


911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche maintains a solid march for a lectern during a world’s toughest continuation competition after dual thirds of a competition distance. After flawless stints during a night, a Porsche 911 RSR (#91) driven by Gianmaria Bruni (Italy), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) during times even hold a lead. The ca. 510 hp No. 93 Porsche 911 manned by Earl Bamber (New Zealand), Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain) are also within distinguished widen of a frontrunners. The youngest Porsche crew, Sven Müller (Germany) and a dual Porsche Young Professionals Mathieu Jaminet (France) and Dennis Olsen (Norway), are using dual laps behind in a No. 94 car.

Bad fitness struck a Porsche 911 RSR with a starting array 92. Michael Christensen (Denmark), Kévin Estre (France) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) were using during a front of a GTE-Pro margin for a prolonged duration of time. However, an empty plural forsake and a successive 20-minute correct work threw a leaders of a drivers’ sequence in a FIA World Endurance Championship distant down a margin during a final turn of a 2018/2019 Super Season.

The best patron group to make it by a Le Mans night was a Porsche 911 RSR fielded by Project 1 with drivers Jörg Bergmeister (Germany), Patrick Lindsey (USA) and Egidio Perfetti (Norway). The No. 56 vehicle, that leads a GTE-Am difficulty in a FIA WEC, is using in second place after 16 hours of racing during a 24-hour marathon in France. Dempsey Proton Racing with a Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (Australia), Christian Ried (Germany) and Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (France) was in a lead over a prolonged stretch, though mislaid some-more than dual laps due to technical problems. The No. 78 nine-eleven campaigned by Proton Competition is still in a tip ten.

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “We led a GTE-Pro difficulty for many of a night until we rescued a sound in a engine. Unfortunately, it incited out to be a forsake in a empty and a repairs cost us 5 laps. But we still have dual manacles in a glow with a array 91 and 93 cars and we’ll continue to quarrel to a flag. The No. 56 contender is now using second in a GTE-Am difficulty and has a good possibility to win a universe championship title.”

More comments can be found in a press release.

7.00 am

Porsche GT Team with a array 91 leads in initial place forward of Corvette Racing (63) and a Porsche GT Team (93).

6.43 am

Michael Wainright from a patron group Gulf Racing slides into a sand with his 911 RSR.

6.30 am

Good morning Le Mans!

6.12 am

Pit stop of a 911 RSR No. 77 of a patron group Dempsey-Proton-Racing with a drivers Christian Ried, Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell and Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer.

5:48 am

After losing time due to a longer repair, Kevin Estre reviews a swell of a race.

 

5.42 am

On-board in a competition to locate up: Richard Lietz is second in a 911 RSR No. 91.

5.02 am

After 14 hours of racing Patrick Pilet, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy are second in a GTE-Pro difficulty with a 911 RSR No. 93. The 911 RSR No. 92 is now in twelfth place.

4.52 am

In a GTE Am difficulty a Porsche patron group Project 1 is in fourth place after roughly 14 hours of racing.

4.14 am

Kévin Estre is behind on line with his 911 RSR – though had to give adult his heading position.

3.59 am

Kévin Estre has to come to a garage with his 911 RSR No. 92 to correct it.

3.16 am

Motor sound during night.

3.14 am

Kévin Estre on a half-time standings of a 24 Hours of Le Mans.

3.04 am

Pit stop during halftime for a Porsche patron group Gulf Racing: Thomas Preining out, Ben Barker in.

2.32 am

Lights in a night.

2.02 am

After eleven hours of racing Michael Christensen, Kévin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor continue to lead a GTE Pro difficulty in a 911 RSR with starting array 92.

1.59 am

The Porsche 911 RSR creates a laps in a night of a 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1.20 am

Driver changes in a 4 Porsche 911 RSR of a Porsche GT Team.

0.55 am

Flight into a night: Impressions of a initial competition hours in a video.

Flight into a night


0.13 am

After some-more than 9 hours a 911 RSR No. 92 by Michael Christensen, Kévin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor is still during a tip of a GTE-Pro class.

11.20 pm

The array line in Le Mans during night.

11.02 pm

The standings in a GTE Am difficulty after 8 hours of racing.

10.09 pm

As night is impending in Le Mans, a teams are scheming for a competition by a dark.

10.02 pm

Seven hours are done. The 911 RSR No. 92 stays forward of a difficulty in initial place.

9.10 pm

Patrick Dempsey takes partial in a movement during Le Mans, too. Not as racing motorist though as copartner of Dempsey Proton Racing.

Patrick Dempsey, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG



8.54 pm

After 6 hours of racing, here’s a outline of what’s happened so far.

8.20 pm

The competition is on again with a second start of a day in Le Mans.

8.08 pm

The reserve automobile is on a line – a 911 Turbo.

7.51 pm

Porsche 911 RSR No. 92 is in a lead.

7.41 pm

The GTE-pro difficulty is tighter than ever before. Among a 4 heading vehicles are a 911 RSR No. 92 and 93.

7.29 pm

Four and a half hours into a race, we have place 3, 4, 9 and 10 for a Porsche GT Team’s 4 Porsche 911 RSR.

7.03 pm

The 911 RSR No. 93 is in second place after 4 hours. Dempsey Proton Racing is still heading a GTE-Am class.

6.26 pm

The heading cars on a Circuit des 24 Heures quarrel for each second. The 911 RSR No. 93 is in third place again.

5.30 pm

Strong start for Porsche during a 24 Hours of Le Mans: The 4 Porsche 911 RSR contesting a GTE-Pro difficulty have done adult several positions in a initial proviso of a Le Mans 24-hour race. After a initial 90 mins of a final turn of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in France, a No. 93 Porsche 911 RSR lies in second place with Nick Tandy (Great Britain) during a wheel. The matching automobile with a starting array 92 driven by a universe championship favourites Kévin Estre (France), Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) has changed adult into third place during a starting phase. 

Gianmaria Bruni has done adult even some-more belligerent in a No. 91 sister car. Coming from 13th, a Italian is now using in fourth place. Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet, who contests his initial 24 Hours of Le Mans, has done adult one position in a No. 94 Porsche.

In a GTE-Am class, final year’s winners Matt Campbell (Australia), Julien Andlauer (France) and Christian Ried (Germany) are on second place after a initial dual stints in a Porsche 911 RSR fielded by Dempsey-Proton Racing. The 911 run by Gulf Racing (No. 86) follows in third place. After 90 mins of racing, a Porsche works motorist Jörg Bergmeister ranks sixth in a Art Car campaigned by Project 1 (No. 56). The matching patron cars with a starting numbers 78 and 88 are now throwing adult after incidents and unscheduled array stops.

Comments on a start of a competition in a press release (downloads).

5.12 pm

Onboard with Richard Lietz in a 911 RSR No. 91.

5.03 pm

After dual hours, there’s a tighten conflict for a lead.

4.54 pm

First impressions from a racetrack.

911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

911 RSR, FIA WEC, race, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

4.30 pm

These are a tide tip 3 in a GTE-Am class.

4.17 pm

We have a initial middle results. After one hour, a Porsche 911 RSR No. 92 is in second place.

4.08 pm

3.51 pm

3.21 pm

The competition is underway and a Porsche GT group is doing fine.

3.00 pm

The 24 Hours of  Le Mans 2019 have begun.

2.59 pm

A final perspective of a grid before a start of a race.


Preparations, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Delivery of a French inhabitant flag

Only a few mins sojourn until a start of a 24 Heures.

Final preparations

With 30 mins to go until a race, a Porsche GT Team is all about removing ready.

Jacky Ickx remembers

The motorsports fable likes entrance behind to Le Mans.

Jacky Ickx, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG



Best wishes from Timo Bernhard

Porsche works motorist Timo Bernhard wishes a group good fitness for a race.

Porsche GT Team is removing ready

In a pits, a technicians ready a 911 RSR for a race.

Porsche GT Team, 911 RSR, preparations, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team, 911 RSR, preparations, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team, 911 RSR, preparations, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team, 911 RSR, preparations, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team, 911 RSR, preparations, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Patrick Dempsey keeps his fingers crossed

Two hours forward of a race, Patrick Dempsey, co-owner of Dempsey Racing, feels a special atmosphere during Le Mans.

Tony Parker visits Proton Racing

NBA luminary Tony Parker checked out Team 77’s 911 RSR.

Successful warm-up

Drivers’ parade

The drivers took partial in a normal march in a Le Mans city centre.

Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Frederic Makowiecki (F), Porsche GT Team, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team (91), Gianmaria Bruni (I), Richard Lietz (A), Frederic Makowiecki (F), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team (92), Kevin Estre (F), Laurens Vanthoor (B), Michael Christensen (DK), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team (93), Nick Tandy (GB), Earl Bamber (NZ), Patrick Pilet (F), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team (94), Dennis Olsen (N), Sven Müller (D), Mathieu Jaminet (F), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Team Project 1 (56), Egidio Perfetti (N), Patrick Lindsey (USA), Joerg Bergmeister (D), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Team Project 1 (56), Patrick Lindsey (USA), Egidio Perfetti (N), Joerg Bergmeister (D), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Dempsey Proton Racing (77), Matt Campbell (AUS), Christian Ried (D), Julien Andlauer (F), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Proton Competition (78), Philippe Prette (I), Louis Prette (I), Vincent Abril (F), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Dempsey Proton Racing (88), Satoshi Hoshino (JAP), Matteo Cairoli (I), Giorgio Roda (I), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Gulf Racing (86), Michael Wainwright (GB), Ben Barker (GB), Thomas Preining (A), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Dennis Olsen (N), Porsche GT Team, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Porsche GT Team (93), Nick Tandy (GB), Patrick Pilet (F), Earl Bamber (NZ), l-r, Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Drivers' parade, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Mark Webber during Le Mans

Mark Webber has landed in Le Mans and has his fingers crossed for a Porsche GT Team.

Mark Webber, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG



Qualifying GTE

Porsche will conduct into a 24 Hours of Le Mans from a fourth grid spot. In a final dual subordinate sessions before to a final turn of a FIA World Endurance Championship WEC deteriorate in France, Nick Tandy clocked a fastest path time of all Porsche drivers with 3:48.907 minutes. With this result, a British motorist planted a 911 RSR with a starting array 93, that he shares with Patrick Pilet and Earl Bamber, on a second grid row.

In balmy conditions and temperatures of 21 degrees Celsius for a second subordinate session, customarily tiny improvements in times were possible. Only during a commencement of a third subordinate eventuality in a evening, when a 13.626-kilometre racetrack offering some-more grip, could path times be slashed. At this point, Tandy managed to jump ahead, while his colleagues in a sister cars were tormented by bad luck. Multiple counsel phases, interruptions to a eventuality and a unwashed line aspect in a second half of a final run hampered them from branch faster laps. 

The No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR, common by a drivers’ championship leaders Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Kévin Estre (France) with Belgium’s Laurens Vanthoor, takes adult a competition from position seven. Their bureau motorist colleagues, Gianmaria Bruni from Italy, Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France), will tackle a world’s toughest continuation competition from 13th on a grid in a No. 91 car. Works motorist Sven Müller (Germany) and a Porsche Young Professionals Mathieu Jaminet from France and Dennis Olsen from Norway conduct into a competition from position 15. 

Pole position for No. 88 fielded by Dempsey Proton Racing

In a GTE-Am class, Porsche’s patron teams underlined their clever opening in a initial subordinate with 5 911 RSR cars in a tip six. The No. 88 automobile fielded by Dempsey Proton Racing takes adult a Le Mans 24-hour competition from stick position. Posting a time of 3:51.439 minutes, Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli (Italy) sliced around a second off his tip time from a prior day. Cairoli is assimilated in a cockpit of a 911 campaigned by a German patron patrol by his compatriot Giorgio Roda and Satoshi Hoshino from Japan. Just 0.206 seconds behind, Matt Campbell (Australia) planted final year’s winning automobile with a starting array 77 on a second grid spot. 


Dempsey Proton Racing (88): Patrick Dempsey, co-owner Dempsey Racing, Satoshi Hoshino, Matteo Cairoli, Giorgio Roda, l-r, Qualifying GTE, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG
Team Dempsey Proton Racing (88): Patrick Dempsey (co-owner Dempsey Racing), Satoshi Hoshino, Matteo Cairoli, Giorgio Roda, l-r

Porsche Young Professional Thomas Preining (Austria) and Michael Wainwright and Ben Barker from Britain conduct into a FIA WEC deteriorate culmination from P3 with Gulf Racing’s No. 86 car. Vincent Abril (France) and a Italian father/son twin Philippe and Louis Prette take adult a competition in a matching automobile with a No. 78 from fifth. The Porsche 911 RSR fielded by Project 1 achieved position six. Works motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) shares pushing duties during a circle of a No. 56 Art Car with Egidio Perfetti (Norway) and a American Patrick Lindsey. The No. 99 Porsche 911 campaigned by Dempsey Proton Racing will not competition this year’s 24-hour competition after an collision in giveaway use on Wednesday. 

Qualifying quotes

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “In a GTE-Am class, we have 3 911 RSR on a initial 3 grid spots and 5 cars in a tip six. Everything ran perfectly. We had reduction fitness with a bureau cars. We were constantly hampered by incidents and complicated traffic. Our cars are good prepared for a race. We’ll do improved over a widen than in qualifying.”

Quotes of a drivers can be found in a press release.

Qualifying result

GTE-Pro class
1. Thiim/Sörensen/Turner (DK/DK/GB), Aston Martin Vantage, 3:48.000 minutes
2. Priaulx/Tincknell/Bomarito (GB/GB/USA), Ford GT, + 0.112 seconds 
3. Magnussen/Garcia/Rockenfeller (DK/E/D), Corvette C7.R, + 0.830 seconds
4. Pilet/Bamber/Tandy (F/NZ/GB), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.907 seconds
7. Christensen/Estre/Vanthoor (DK/F/B), Porsche 911 RSR, + 1.196 seconds
13. Lietz/Bruni/Makowiecki (A/I/F), Porsche 911 RSR, + 1.921 seconds 
15. Müller/Jaminet/Olsen (D/F/N), Porsche 911 RSR, + 2.278 seconds

GTE-Am class
1. Hoshino/Roda/Cairoli (J/I/I), Porsche 911 RSR, 3:51.439 minutes
2. Campbell/Ried/Andlauer (AUS/D/F), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.206 seconds
3. Wainwright/Barker/Preining (GB/GB/A), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.505 seconds
5. Prette/Prette/Abril (I/I/F), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.995 seconds
6. Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti (D/USA/N), Porsche 911 RSR, + 1.311 seconds

Full results: http://fiawec.alkamelsystems.com

GTE Qualifying 1

At a initial subordinate for a final turn of a FIA World Endurance Championship WEC in Le Mans (France), a Porsche GT Team has left a clever impression. In a GTE-Pro class, all 4 Porsche 911 RSR claimed a mark in a tip six. 

At a circle of a 911, Nick Tandy achieved a second quickest path time with 3:49.558 mins in a two-hour subordinate eventuality on a storied 13.626-kilometre racetrack. The British motorist shares a No. 93 automobile with Patrick Pilet (France) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand).


911 RSR (93), GTE Qualifying 1, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

The sister automobile driven by Porsche works drivers Gianmaria Bruni (Italy), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) wrapped adult a night eventuality on fourth place. Sven Müller (Germany) and a Porsche Young Professionals Dennis Olsen (Norway) and Mathieu Jaminet (France) clocked a fifth quickest time in their No. 94 911 RSR. The fourth Porsche works automobile with a starting array 92, that is common by final year’s winners Kévin Estre (France), Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium), finished a initial vital showdown during a 24 Hours of Le Mans on sixth. 

In temperatures of around 13 degrees Celsius, a Porsche patron teams delivered considerable performances. The Italian Matteo Cairoli was a fastest in a GTE-Am difficulty during a circle of Dempsey Proton Racing’s No. 88 Porsche 911 RSR. Second place was assigned by a organisation of a championship leader, Project 1. The No. 77 automobile fielded by Dempsey Proton Racing dull off this superb feat with third place. 

Comments on a 1st qualifying

Pascal Zurlinden (Director GT Factory Motorsport): “We witnessed a good initial qualifying. In a GTE-Pro class, a 4 cars were among a tip six. In a GTE-Am class, a 3 Porsche 911 RSR sealed out a initial 3 positions after a initial subordinate session. It was a really good initial day, though tomorrow a path times could even tumble a bit some-more if it stays dry.” 

Comments of a drivers can be found in a press release.

Result Qualifying 1

GTE-Pro class
1. Priaulx/Tincknell/Bomarito (GB/GB/USA), Ford GT, 3:49.530 minutes
2. Pilet/Bamber/Tandy (F/NZ/GB), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.028 seconds
3. Martin/Lynn/Adam (B/GB/GB), Aston Martin Vantage AMR, + 0.507 seconds
4. Lietz/Bruni/Makowiecki (A/I/F), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.569 seconds 
5. Müller/Jaminet/Olsen (D/F/N), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.748 seconds
6. Christensen/Estre/Vanthoor (DK/F/B), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.938 seconds

GTE-Am class
1. Hoshino/Roda/Cairoli (J/I/I), Porsche 911 RSR, 3:52.454 minutes
2. Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti (D/USA/N), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.296 seconds
3. Campbell/Ried/Andlauer (AUS/D/F), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.954 seconds
7. Prette/Prette/Abril (I/I/F), Porsche 911 RSR, + 1.870 seconds
10. Wainwright/Barker/Preining (GB/GB/A), Porsche 911 RSR, + 2.579 seconds

Full results: http://fiawec.alkamelsystems.com

The race

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is deliberate a many princely long-distance eventuality in a world. The initial using of a competition was in 1923 to showcase automotive innovation, continuance and performance. The customarily years a classical was not contested in a city in north-western France was in 1936 (general strike in France) and between 1940 and 1948 (WWII and reconstruction). This year outlines a 87th using of a Le Mans 24-hour race. On a afternoon of 15 June, 62 vehicles will conduct off into a competition in 4 classes – a represents a record starting margin on a 13.626-kilometre racetrack. The march is a multiple of permanent racetrack (Circuit Bugatti) and open roads that are sealed to trade during a event. The famous Mulsanne true – also famous as Hunaudières – customarily serves as a categorical track between Le Mans and Tours. The quick Porsche curves are famous and notorious. High speeds and slight run-off zones pledge additional thrills and fantastic racing. 

The Porsche GT Team drivers

The 2018 winners, Michael Christensen (Denmark), Kévin Estre (France) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium), join army again in a No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR. The No. 91 sister automobile is driven by Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) and Richard Lietz (Austria) as good as Frédéric Makowiecki (France), who upheld them during final year’s Le Mans continuation race. The dual 911 from a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be embellished out in a clothing of a rarely successful North American team, Brumos Racing. Sharing a cockpit of a No. 93 automobile are Earl Bamber (New Zealand), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Patrick Pilet (France). The youngest Porsche crew, Sven Müller (Germany) and a dual Porsche Young Professionals Mathieu Jaminet (France) and Dennis Olsen (Norway), share a No. 94 cockpit. The Porsche GT Team from a U.S. continuation array recently won a 3 races during Sebring, Long Beach and Mid-Ohio. 

Gianmaria Bruni (I), Richard Lietz (A), Frederic Makowiecki (F), l-r, 911 RSR (91), scrutineering, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Laurens Vanthoor (B), Michael Christensen (DK), Kevin Estre (F), l-r, 911 RSR (92), scrutineering, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Earl Bamber (NZ), Nick Tandy (GB), Patrick Pilet (F), l-r, 911 RSR (93), scrutineering, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Sven Müller (D), Dennis Olsen (N), Mathieu Jaminet (F), l-r, 911 RSR (94), scrutineering, FIA WEC, Le Mans, 2019, Porsche AG

Customer teams

With support from a American actor Patrick Dempsey, a Porsche patron group Proton Racing faces a largest endeavour by now during a Le Mans 24-hour race. The patrol from a Swabian city of Ummendorf fields 4 Porsche 911 RSR. Sharing a circle of a No. 77 automobile is group owners Christian Ried (Germany), Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (Australia) and Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer from France. In a No. 88 sister car, Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli (Italy) joins army with Satoshi Hoshino from Japan and a Italian Giorgio Roda. Porsche works motorist Patrick Long (USA) shares a No. 99 cockpit with his compatriot Tracy Krohn and Niclas Jönsson (Sweden). Representing Proton Competition, a Italian father-son twin Louis and Philippe Prette as good Vincent Abril (France) contest in a No. 78 Porsche 911 RSR.

The Project 1 group fights for a pretension in a GTE-Am difficulty with works motorist Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) as good as Patrick Lindsey (USA) and Egidio Perfetti (Norway). In their lass deteriorate in a FIA WEC, a patron patrol from Lohne in Germany heads to a final turn during Le Mans heading a group and drivers’ classifications. Project 1 lines adult on a grid with a No. 56 Porsche 911 RSR embellished as an Art Car. The American cocktail art artist Richard Phillips combined a particular pattern that was denounced during a Le Mans pre-tests on 2 June. Porsche Young Professional Thomas Preining (Austria) shares pushing duties in Gulf Racing’s automobile (No. 86) with a dual British drivers Benjamin Barker and Michael Wainwright. 

Porsche’s successes during a 24 Hours of Le Mans

Porsche is by distant a many successful marque in a roughly 100-year story of a long-distance competition in France. The sports automobile manufacturer has notched adult 19 altogether victories and 107 difficulty wins. Porsche drivers have set many annals on a storied racetrack. Hans Herrmann (Germany) and Richard Attwood (Great Britain) achieved a initial altogether feat for Porsche during Le Mans during a circle of a 917K. A year later, Helmut Marko (Austria) and Gijs outpost Lennep (Netherlands) set a widen record (5.335.31 kilometres) in an matching automobile that remained consecutive for 39 years. Prior to this, Britain’s Jackie Oliver posted a path time of 3:13.600 mins in a Porsche 917LH – an feat that has nonetheless to be matched in an central session. In 2018, Gianmaria Bruni set a new record for GT cars during Le Mans with a subordinate path time of 3:47.504 minutes. 

The Porsche 911 RSR

The latest Porsche 911 RSR distinguished a entrance in a WEC Sports Car World Championship during Silverstone in 2017. In a tide 2018/2019 Super Season, a racer from Weissach has clinched initial and second in a GTE-Pro difficulty during Le Mans as good as a GTE-Am difficulty difficulty win. The water-cooled four-litre fighter engine is formed on a seventh era of a iconic 911 sports automobile and produces around 510 hp depending on a restrictor. The works vehicles tackle a 2019 Le Man competition embellished out in special liveries. The dual Porsche 911 RSR from a FIA WEC bear a universe champion trademark on a roof, with bullion stripes to symbolize a pretension victory. The sister cars from North America will competition in a same Brumos finish that was used during a initial dual races of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship deteriorate on a storied Daytona and Sebring racetracks.


911 RSR, Porsche GT Team (93), pre-test for a 2019 Le Mans 24-hour race, 2019, Porsche AG
The 911 RSR will be embellished out in speical liveries

The competition on TV and in a Internet

The sports channel Eurosport broadcasts a giveaway practice, subordinate sessions and a whole competition live on a Eurosport 1 channel and as a live tide in Eurosport Player. The pay-TV streaming use Motorsport.TV also offers live footage of all sessions for a fee, as does a FIA WEC app. The German free-to-air hire SPORT1 televises endless highlights on Monday, Jun 17, from 8.30pm as good as in a Porsche GT Magazine on Wednesday, Jun 19, from 11pm. The pay-TV channel SPORT1+ will uncover a roundup of a competition movement on Monday, Jun 17, from 7.15pm.

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