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Porsche to focus on GT sport

#91, #92, Porsche 911 RSR (2017), Porsche GT Team, on 12/06/2017 Scrutineering at the 24H of Le Mans, 2017

#91 and #92 Porsche 911 RSR
#91 and #92 Porsche 911 RSR with drivers and team attend scrutineering for the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Place de la République on 12 June 2017

Porsche aims to contest the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hour race with four works cars in the GTE Pro class, as the manufacturer commits to focus on GT sport this season. In addition to the four works cars, there will be a further six 911s running in the GTE Am class, making a total of ten GT Porsches on the starting grid.

Announced at the ‘Night of Champions’ motorsport gala in Weissach on 10 December 2017, and in the wake of the company’s withdrawal from the LMP1 class, Porsche committed to bolster its participation in the GT ranks in 2018. Several of the drivers in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race who will be behind the wheel of a 911 RSR, are ex-LMP1 drivers, whose experience in this great race will have been significantly enriched by driving prototypes. These drivers include Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Nick Tandy, all four of whom are outright Le Mans winners in the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

#91Porsche 911 RSR
#91Porsche 911 RSR driven by Richard Lietz, Frederic Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet awaits scrutineering for the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Place de la République on 12 June 2017

The four 911 RSR cars for the Le Mans 24 Hours will be numbered 91-92-93-94, and will be driven in the GTE Pro class by the following drivers:

Car No. Drivers
#91 Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki
#92 Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor
#93 Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber
#94 Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Sven Müller

#92 Porsche 911 RSR
#92 Porsche 911 RSR driven by Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre and Dirk Werner during the night stage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 18 June 2017

Through the remainder of the 2018/2019 WEC Superseason, just the #91 and #92 cars will compete where the #91 car will be driven by Bruni/Lietz and the #92 car by Christensen/Estre.
In the GTE Am class, there will be the following six cars entered:

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