Expansion of Porsche’s worldwide GT programme announced for 2018
Porsche paid tribute to the worldwide achievements of teams and drivers during the 2017 season at its ‘Night of Champions’ motorsport gala in Weissach. During the evening, a huge expansion of Porsche’s worldwide GT programme was announced for 2018.
Porsche’s campaign in the 2018 WEC
In the 2018/2019 season, Porsche will again send its factory Porsche GT Team to contest the GTE-Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In the #91 Porsche 911 RSR, Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz fight for the world championship, with Michael Christensen and Kévin Estre manning the #92 vehicle. In the GTE-Am class, a number of customer teams have applied for a starting spot with the 2017-spec 911 RSR. In total, Porsche has sold seven 911 RSR to customers for the WEC, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European Le Mans Series.
Porsche plans to campaign four factory vehicles at the 86th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The two Porsche GT Teams from the FIA WEC and the IMSA WeatherTech Championship each field two ca. 510 hp GT racers from Weissach. The cockpit of the #91 car will be shared by Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki. The #92 vehicle is to be manned by Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor. Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber will drive the #93 car, with the #94 Porsche 911 RSR earmarked for Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Sven Müller.