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#34 Porsche RS Spyder was driven by Peter Van Merksteijn and Jos Verstappen
Autosport 1000 km, Silverstone, 14 September 2008: In the fifth and final round of the 2008 Le Mans Series season, the #34 Porsche RS Spyder was driven by Peter Van Merksteijn and Jos Verstappen and finished first in the LMP2 class and fifth overall, ahead of a brace of LMP1 cars

Having quietly racked up numerous victories in the ALMS in 2006 and 2007, including an indecent number of overall victories, the LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder developed into a mature thoroughbred racer just as its forebears did.

#31 RS Spyder was piloted by the Danish drivers John Nielsen and Casper Elgaard
Autosport 1000 km, Silverstone, 14 September 2008: Entered by Team Essex, the #31 RS Spyder was piloted by the Danish drivers John Nielsen and Casper Elgaard. They would finish fifth in the LMP2 class and twelfth overall

In the world of Porsche motorsport, nothing happens by chance and equally, nothing is left to chance. But, as the new millennium rolled on, many Porsche enthusiasts and followers once again hankered after greater assertiveness from the Stuttgart manufacturer on the world stage of motorsport. After all, it was back in 1998 that the 911 GT1 had last taken overall honours at the 24-Hour of Le Mans, and that was too far back in history, in the opinion of many.

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